Thinking Beyond Repatriation through Digital Curation

Can museum audiences continue to engage with repatriated objects? If so, then how? Alyssa Walton offers one solution for this using the Benin Bronzes at MAA as a case study.

Alyssa Walton

21 November 2023

Remembering How to Wonder with the Poignant Collection

What do you see in photographs from a different era? Leah Mclaine explores the sense of wonder that she encountered while digitising the Poignant Collection, during her summer internship at MAA.

Leah Mclaine

24 October 2023

Classifying Combs – And the People Who Wore Them

Museums have always described and categorised objects and people in problematic ways. But can this be done more humanely? Eona Bell shows with the example of some combs from Malaysia.

Eona Bell

17 October 2023

Elliott’s Anthropological Photographs as Mnemonic Devices

A novice ethnographer takes Cambridge anthropologist Allan Elliott's 1950 photographs of Kusu Island in Singapore back to the island to explore narratives of change and belonging.

Rui En Pok (Rae)

3 October 2023

Axel and Roslyn Poignant’s Double Image of Mexico City

Axel and Roslyn Poignant's photographs of Mexico City in 1969 vividly blend modernism with raw humanity, and encapsulate a transformative moment in the city's history, as it negotiated its identity.

Alejandro Porcel Arraut

12 September 2023

Anthropologists and Photographers: The Poignant and Elliott Collections

A team of four Photographic Collections Assistant reflect on their journey of digitising the Poignant and Elliott collections, featuring photographs of the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Photograph Collections

11 July 2023

Rapid 3D Scanning: Is this the Future?

3D scanning was once reserved for experts, but now anyone with a smartphone can create good-quality digital versions of objects around. Is this the future of creative and collaborative museum practice?

Daniel Simpson

4 July 2023

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