A well argued blog entry by Olivia Judson about the ongoing scientific value of museum collections, especially biological objects–a series of reflections offered after wandering the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s storied halls. One wonders, though, how this argument could articulate with anthropological collections, particularly as we contemplate how things made by particular cultural communities to be valued in specific cultural contexts are used for more expansive questions that answer to the history of all humanity.

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