Using the Collection Creatively

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The focus of the museum has always been on exhibitions over collecting, but curators at the MCA have a clever way of integrating the collection into exhibitions as historical context.

The focus again was on shows. It wasn't really on collecting. But you had—As people started dying, unfortunately, you know the collection started growing. And one of the things, which I've also actually found fascinating about the MCA, is the sort of clever way our curators have been able to integrate the collection into the various shows that we are doing because it gives you a base. It gives you context for the permanent collection. But it also gives you an historical context for the exhibition that the pieces are part of.

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