As a collaborative of art historians and students of visual culture, Material Collective seeks to foster a safe space for alternative ways of thinking about objects. Read more about us.

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  • Approach, Approach

    A brief bit of inspiration, as we all begin our semesters, from The Material Collective’s Anne Harris, speaking to DePauw’s Class of 2018 about Jean, Duke of Berry, and his books, and inviting us to “approach, approach.”

  • Working Practice

    We came to realize that it is still pretty unusual to work in this collaborative way in the humanities.

  • Keep Things Strange

    Joy Partridge describes how the film “Flash in the Metropolitan” prompted her to become hypersensitive to the otherness of objects.

From the Manifesto

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