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Traditional Museum Roles will continue:


The Wunderkammer of Olaus Wurm


Objects/Material Culture

Objects will continue as an important aspect, if not the central element, of Museums. Conservation of the historic material record will remain an important function.

Major museums will continue to use their objects as the central element of Research, Education & Display Facilities.

Education as a Public Service

Will continue but with more emphasis on Access, Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism

Information Resource

Role as curator of Information will continue but will expand with increasing use of Information Technology


Museums continue to maintain important Reference Collections.

Extra money from Designation Fund

Improved Public Access to Stores

eg. Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum

Museum of London stores

Virtual access to Collections

eg. BM Compass Project

Celtic Coin Index



Lectures on Museums by Kevin Flude

Prepared for Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design

University College Worcester,



Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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