Title

Curation as Methodology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

qualitative research, big data, illustration and text, illustration (art)—exhibitions, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120922144

Abstract

The term curation was once only utilized by museum professionals. Currently, the term seems to have been borrowed by aesthetically-minded persons looking to collect ideas or objects. Through a detailed account of one curatorial process, this article aims to convey the richness of context, the depth of connection, and the promotion of new ideas classically associated with curation. Drawing on these methods, the author begins to develop an outline of curation as a transferrable methodology, useful for exploration of aesthetic works as they related to sociocultural histories. As an exemplar collection of artworks, illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provide content to explore the depth and breadth of curation as a methodology.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Qualitative Research, in press

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