Creator: Alison Wain
Abstract: Just as the physical nature of most large technology objects is composite – a whole emerging from the physical connection of many parts – so the functional nature of these objects is also composite – a whole generated by the interaction of many smaller functions. Conservators and curators routinely make decisions about which parts of an object to prioritise for conservation, but they also need to make clear decisions about which functions they wish to conserve and why. This paper discusses the factors that can make the difference between the well-planned operation of a functional object and a money-guzzling, low-return headache.
Reference: Alison Wain 2004, ‘A well-planned operation’, Big Stuff 2004
DOI Link (Paper):
|Wain, Alison. (2004). A well-planned operation. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4084808|
DOI Link (Q&A):
|Wain, Alison. (2004, September 29). A well-planned operation Q&A. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4116579|