|Tuning in his grave,|
Augustus Wollaston Franks
A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibitedThat's it. The definitive definition of the modern museum and its functions, a roofed store and exhibit space. And here we have the crux of the problem, I have not been corresponding with scholars at all but a building, an inanimate construct of stones and mortar, glass and steel. How ridiculous it is of me to expect a sensible answer from a building.
Anyway, Grebkesh and Runn the antiquity dealers have a shop (building) in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, and cultural interest are stored and exhibited, lots of them. All reasonably priced, too. Grebkesh and Runn must therefore be by definition museum curators. As is the metal detectorist in his bungalow (building) with his collection of historical, scientific, artistic, and cultural interest stored and exhibited scattered unlabelled on shelves around the building (he has another building, a shed, containing more - two museums in one).
|Citizen Museum Outreach officer Mike Pegg|
in the museum's main exhibition space
|Cutting edge modern museum display design|
Watch Museum research officer Mike Pegg do his citizen outreach in his citizen museum:.
I discussed this video several years ago http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2008/07/informative-metal-detecting-video.html
[Just for those dull-of-understanding artefact dealers who cannot tell which of the recent posts on the topic of citizen archaeology are very much tongue-in-cheek [Americans have difficulty with irony] this one most certainly is. It is poking fun at the unprofessionalism of an insular institution which cannot properly answer a simple and perfectly justifiable question about the terminology used in one of their official publications].