Day 6

Rapid Response Collecting: A museum's take on the news

A new strategy of museum curation focuses on collecting and displaying brand new items with significance in the news of today. Corinna Gardner of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London explains why her Rapid Response Collection team has acquired items like a gun created by a 3D printer, a pair of pants manufactured in Bangladesh, and Katy Perry-branded...
A new strategy of museum curation focuses on collecting and displaying brand new items with significance in the news of today. Corinna Gardner of the  Victoria and Albert Museum in London explains why her  Rapid Response Collection team has acquired items like  a gun created by a 3D printer, a pair of pants manufactured in Bangladesh, and  Katy Perry-branded false eyelashes. What objects do you think could provoke a lively debate about the way we live today? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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