Cartoon museum meeting 2012

the 4th cartoon museum meeting will be held in Kruishoutem – Belgium

Original art or reproductions? 2012/09/18

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During the cartoon museum conference we had some interesting discussions about the question: ‘do museums have to show the original cartoons or can we use prints or even digital images in our cartoon museum?’

Today I read a blog post of Jasper Visser on the Future of Museums’ blog about this theme.

At this moment there is an exhibition about Van Gogh in Amsterdam, where not a single work in the exhibition is a real Van Gogh. Instead the exhibition shows reproductions restored to their original colors and some 3D works inspired by the paintings of Van Gogh.

The exhibition wants to tell a story: the story about Van Gogh’s life by his own words, a story about Van Gogh as an artist and the evolution in his work, a story about the work, materials, etc.

Perhaps reproductions can help us to better understand these stories.

Through 5 questions Jasper reflects on the challenges and opportunities of reproductions in the museum context.

You can read the post here.

Hope it inspires cartoon museums on their reflections about showing original cartoon art or reproductions.

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