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Aureliae: 800 Works From The Otago Polytechnic School Of Art, Su Ballard Jan 2000

Aureliae: 800 Works From The Otago Polytechnic School Of Art, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Mapping a collection

A collection is never fixed, and any identifiable collection is greater than the sum of its parts. As Susan Stewart comments: "while we can 'see' the entire collection, we cannot possibly 'see' each of its elements." (On Longing: Narratives of the Miniat ure, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection, Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press, 1984, p.152). The Otago Polytechnic School of Art collection database lists 836 items, but this is not a complete record. There are other works that have perhaps fallen t hrough crilcks, while some works listed in the database may even ...