Studyand Practice of a Museum: A Case of V & A London
Studyand practice of a museum: a case of V & A London
The collection,preservation, and exhibition of historical, cultural, religious, andpolitical records, objects, artefacts, and materials in a museum isan important attribute in demonstrating the contribution of anaspect, entity, society, or an individual. The study and practice ofmuseum, will allow the prediction of the preservation, and provisionof materials and information in generating the activities ofcommercial, social, political, religious, and administrative amongother aspects. As such, the research proposal proposes ajudgment-based, significance intensive, and effects of practices in amuseum. In this regards, the proposal tries to pursue policies,settings, plans, and developments sought in the accumulation,preservation, and broadcasting of materials, objects, artifacts andinformation of cultural, religious, or political importance. However,the proposal will concern with issues and questions that arise duringthe conservation and exhibition of these materials or artefacts orthe ethical considerations and security concerns assessed during thepreservation or provision of objects of cultural, religious, orpolitical importance.
Apart from evaluating the storage, preservation, and provision ofmaterials and information, the proposal will look at the generaloutlook of museums concerning V & A London Museum, risksinvolved, and trends realized in the field. The proposal will alsolook at the regulation realized in a museum and attempt to assess thevirtual exhibits or digitization of information in museums. In orderto provide a complete study, the research proposal will examinecurrent literatures and conduct a study on a museum. The proposalwill utilize a case study on V & A London museum grounded onmixed research, but with vast awareness into quantitative researchusing questionnaires, interviews, and reviews. In addition, theproposal will generate numerous implications of interesting findingsuch as standardization, trends, policies, users, and contribution ofmuseums to generation of information.
Rationale andsignificance of the study
Conservation and exhibition of materials or objects in a museum is animportant attribute in ensuring that people generate information andkeep the world aware of past occurrences. In the recent past, theworld has experienced an upsurge in the use of technology incollecting, storing, and exhibiting information, which has eased theretrieval of information thus, the importance of analyzing the studyand practice of the processes involved. The research topic is asimportant as the study itself since it will help in demonstrating theeffectiveness of having a uniform framework through which people cankeep and retrieve information and materials. In addition, the topicwill generate a context on the trends in museum practices such ascomputer data storage, digital creation, digital preservation,greenstone, web archiving, and database. The assessment ofinformation storehouse and discovered text (archaeology) will helpreveal the significance of museums and the contribution people canmake by utilizing museums.
On the other hand, the proposal will articulate the currentapproaches and adjustment measures in the field within an informationframework. In addition, the proposal will designate whether, museumshave managed to record information and materials and store themwithout undue editing. It will provide a context through which peoplecan gather knowledge through the development of knowledge basedresearch.
Objectives of thestudy and research questions
The proposal will deliver a situation fonthe varied series and policies, ethical considerations, andstandardization measures encompassed in the study and practice ofinformation storage and preservation. Therefore, the proposal willpresent precise strategies, policies, measures, and trends realizedin the field by providing a comprehensive situation of archivalscience. As such, the proposal aims to
information s of stimulating finding to qualitative research iteratures and conduct a study Develop a situation framework on the standardization measures employed in V & A London Museum
asseAAssesses the said measures grounded on quantitative research methodology and develop a policy whether the measures have ensured the preservation of the right, significant, and telling information or materials
Provide an account of the trends that have shaped preservation or exhibition of artefacts and materials
Offer recommendations on the best practices in enhancing secure preservation of materials and information.
On the other hand, the proposal tries to describe the contribution ofmuseums to information gathering. In addition, it includescomprehensive facets and a body of research to offer analysis oftrends, measures, and the functions or processes anticipated. Assuch, the proposal pursues the policies, functions, and contributionsof museums by considering the following questions
How have trends in V & A London Museum shaped the generation of information?
How has V & A London Museum contributed to the generation and collection of information?
What are the constructive influences of the museum to human education and enlightenment?
How do standardization measures in the museum help in ensuring the preservation and provision of materials and information?
The study willutilize existing literature to provide an analysis on the topic. Theexisting literature will allow the proposal to validate the findingsof the study and allow readers to make a constructive assessment. Inthis regards, the proposal will utilize journals, academic databases,and books to provide studies conducted to investigate the saidproblems.
The researchapplies a quantitative methodology as it provides the basis forcomparison, assessment, and forecasting and conducts a study on V &A London Museum. The research will obtain information mostly fromsecondary sources within the course of the research, but a case studywill help determine the validity of the sources. Against thisbackdrop, the quantitative approach will help in measuring theeffects of research variables thus, it will help to quantify theaspects and provide interpretations on the findings. In this regards,the proposal will utilize ethnography i.e. study of cultures, people,and social accumulations by proposing questionnaires, interviews, andsurveys. In addition, the proposal will determine the samplingpopulation to use and utilize ordinal measures in interpreting theresearch.
The analysis ofmuseums will help in the construction of a situation framework thatallows readers to understand the significance of museums. Inaddition, the proposal will reveal trends and measures cultivated inthe field thus, allows the comprehensive assessment of informationpreservation and provision. The utilization of existing literatureand quantitative approach will design an inclusive framework on theproblems and objectives of the study.