Should art museums think of themselves as ‘collections’ or ‘archives’?

Should art museums think of themselves as ‘collections’ or ‘archives’?
Martyn Jolly
Photography has always been a numbers game, and the bigger the number the better. In the context where words like ‘exponential’ or ‘ballooning’ barely begin to describe the current state of the medium, is the notion of a photographic ‘collection’ relevant any more?

I’m talking along with Robyn Stacey

Art Gallery of New South wales, this Sunday 10.30am.

Edward Steichen at work in the Family of Man

Edward Steichen at work on the Family of Man

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