Posted by: henrymcghie | December 2, 2014

Exploring migrating geese through museums

geeseHello- I’m off to the University of Oslo tomorrow, as part of a project exploring copies and replicas in museums. My project, along with a collaborator, is looking at specimens in museums, specifically a collection of goose specimens in Manchester Museum. Our project will explore how beautiful, untidy, chaotic nature is made comprehensible by standardised practices that help turn nature into numbers. The geese also contribute to a project we are working on in the Museum that seeks to kick start collecting in the museum. But I certainly won’t be going shooting geese- we’re interested in acquiring films, stories, building relationships to explore subjects. So, if you have any thoughts on migration, especially in geese, I’d very much like to hear from you. I can’t wait- it’ll be really interesting.

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