Activity objective: to encourage thinking about collecting by creating a connection between the collection of the NGV and collections in other contexts.
This activity could be done as a class activity with a collector speaking to a class group, or with individual or small groups of students interviewing different collectors and reporting their findings back to the class.
Find someone who is serious about collecting. The collection could be anything – action figures, clocks, football cards, or online music.
Ask them the following about their collection:
Consider how the collection/collecting activities of this individual collector might relate to the collection/collecting activities of the NGV. Identify at least four or five areas of similarity or difference between the collection/activities of this collector and the NGV.
A graphic organiser such as a Venn Diagram or an Affinity Diagram could be used to organise ideas.
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