There's a new style in some museums. A great example of the new style is the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in Vancouver, BC, which I visited today. It's a return to the cornucopia of former times, when exhibits were packed to the edges with diversity. For a while museums went to the other extreme, picking and highlighting a few key specimens, with great labels and explanation, and archiving the rest. The new style, as seen in the MOA, is to flaunt the abundance of material, and show off the incredible diversity and range of items. This included feature drawers below the glass cabinets which visitors can pull out for EVEN MORE stuff. Sometimes, its good to be minimal, but I really like the "more" style when it comes to collections.
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