Anthony Alan Shelton
Writer, Curator, Educator, Reader, Critic
My work traces the linguistic, textual, visual and other boundaries that model our world in an attempt to map the contours between the knowable and the unknowable. I am inspired by the idea that through better understanding the limits of representation, we may gleam part of the black hole from which the "real" is created.
I have worked in a variety of institutions including the British Museum, the Horniman Museum, the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton, University College London (United Kingdom), the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and the UBC Museum of Anthropology (Canada). These experiences have enabled me to understand the differential operations, dynamics and potentials of national, municipal and university museums.
My research focuses on critical museology and the history of collecting and European and Latin American visual cultures.