Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls many museums contain vast hidden spaces in which objects may be stored conserved or processed museums can also include unseen archives study rooms and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. 20 discount with this flyer museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt edited by mirjam brusius and kavita singh series routledge research in museum studies beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls many museums contain vast hidden spaces in which objects may be stored conserved or processed. The binary between display and backstage of museums has previously evoked the assumption that the exhibition area functions as a kind of theatre with objects perform on stage while in the back they are processed from their existence as a mere thing to a proper artefact. From h arthist collected essays tales from the crypt museum storage and meaning abstracts due by 15 may 2015 final papers due by 15 october 2015 museums are about display but are they really in spite of recent curatorial attempts to exhibit visible storage prevailing debates in the history of museums and collecting are mainly. The edited volume museum storage and meaning tales from the crypt is a strong intervention in this discourse turning attention to the vast reserve collections of museums can cause a shift in our understanding of the process scope and meaning of museum collections and how we will understand and study them in the future historically the backstages of museums have been areas that
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