Alderney Society Council, ASC, museum, management, knowledge, experience, Foucault
The Alderney Museum is owned by the States of Alderney, but a group of elected volunteers known as the Alderney Society Council (ASC) controls the various aspects of the day-to-day running of the Museum. The Council employed a series of graduate student curators from 2006-2013 to perform tasks, such as accessioning and auditing. Unfortunately the ASC, which is composed of laymen, and the curator, who is a trained professional, frequently have conflicting ideas about how to run the Museum. This often leads to contention between those involved and creates a constant competition for control. In this paper I will present and analyze the evidence for the perceived struggle for power and how it is affected by knowledge and experience. I particularly look at Foucault’s theories of the relationship between knowledge and power and their application in this instance.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Banton, Aubree, "Committees vs. Curators: The Use of Power and Knowledge in the Alderney Museum of the Channel Islands" (2013). Library Research Grants. 3.
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