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 We value the textbook rather than the stuff that must exist outside the text - the collection, separated from its environment - flatland intersected by objects. Am I creating idealism? Less that then thinking about an inside and outside. The better collections - those that we return to  - bring the inside out. We value the textbook rather than the stuff that must exist outside the text - the collection, separated from its environment - flatland intersected by objects. Am I creating idealism? Less that then thinking about an inside and outside. The better collections - those that we return to  - bring the inside out.
  
-To end this consideration: Collecting is binding. From the apocryphal section of //The Arcades//:+Collecting is binding. From the apocryphal section of //The Arcades//: 
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 +> In this historical and collective process of fixation, collecting plays a certain role. Collecting is a form of practical memory, and of all the profane manifestations of the penetration of "what has been" (of all the profane manifestations of "nearness") it is the most binding. ... <See Hla,2 and Gl,7.> <h",3>. p 882.  
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 +=== Collecting to restore, re-see, re-think === 
 +With that in mind, consider that the City of Bristol will do with the recently-toppled statue of Colston: 
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 +> Rees said on Monday that Colston’s vexed legacy would be noted instead by placing his statue in a museum, along with some of the banners and signs left behind by those who tore it down. Meanwhile, with calls for similar monuments in Oxford, Cardiff, Derbyshire and London to face a reckoning of their own, the implications of the statue’s removal may spread far beyond Bristol itself. [[https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/08/the-fall-of-edward-colston-statue-bristol-it-didnt-even-take-long-about-four-tugs|Guardian 9 June 2020]] 
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 +Putting the bronze of a local slave trader in a local museum seems appropriate, given the cultural issues of the situation. In this particular case, the move dis-places elegantly by dramatizing the dialectic that placed it there in the first place. “the object ... detached from ... its original functions”. The city museum as a place of collection serves a local social function of restoration. 
  
-> In this historical and collective process of fixation, collecting plays a certain role. Collecting is a from of practical memory, and of all the profane manifestations of the penetration of "what has been" (of all the profane manifestations of "nearness") it is the most binding. ... <See Hla,2 and Gl,7.> <h",3>. p 882.  
  
 And see [[Forming Thinking Writing]], [E-Crit] And see [[Forming Thinking Writing]], [E-Crit]
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 +[[Collection as a Modernist Practice]]
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