Conference ‘Houses as museums/museums as houses’
The relationship between museums and domestic spaces is a long and complex one. Museums were born in the houses of collectors, while the reconstruction of the house or domestic room – of ‘home’, effectively – continues to be an influential if controversial model for museum display. On the other hand, museums have at times invested heavily in the idea of their spaces as public, scientific and definitively non-domestic.
The next Museum and Galleries History Group (MGHG) conference takes place at the Wallace Collection, London, on Friday 12 – Saturday 13 September 2014.