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Repenser les collections océaniennes du muséum de Toulouse : entre histoire et nouvelle éthique

Abstract : The Oceanic collections of the museum of Toulouse were formed in a way similar to those of other French museums of natural history. At the beginning of the 19th century, museums became interested in objects that circumnavigators, like Gaston de Roquemaurel in Toulouse, brought back to their hometown. Then, followed a period of relative indifference, during which the display of such artefacts remained mostly unchanged. In the early 2000s, however, an era of (museum) renovation began. In Toulouse, researchers engaged in documentation and collection studies, thus improving the knowledge about objects and their (historical) trajectories. In spite of this, the museo- logical choices implemented in the renovated gallery did not seem to convey these research results or favored the understan- ding of Oceanic artefacts. This historical and analytical study aims at the rethinking of museography in Toulouse’s museum. What interpretation of Oceanic collections prevails today and which perspectives emerge from it?
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Sylviane Bonvin Pochstein, Magali Dufau, Lành Granier. Repenser les collections océaniennes du muséum de Toulouse : entre histoire et nouvelle éthique. Journal de la Société des Océanistes, Société des Océanistes, 2021, pp.49-60. ⟨10.4000/jso.12875⟩. ⟨hal-03649384⟩



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