|Back garden and main entrance of the|
Thessaloniki Museum of Archaeology
The 'need' to have things completely restored is definitely changing but I wonder why this is happening. From conversations with friends (who only go to museums as visitors) I find that people are increasingly more interested in things as they are, rather than as they 'should be'. Would there be wider socio-political influences or motivations? Is it just fashion? But even fashion is motivated by the context...
|Image from 'Better Broken', Met. Museum of Art|
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a video called 'Better Broken' where Navina Haidar, Islamic art curator, elaborates on how the missing, the lacking, the fragmentary may actually have its own kind of beauty, or may even enhance certain features of the piece. See it here