How an Optometric Collector Became an Optometric Archivist

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Michael J. Aitken, LOS.c.


This personal article looks at the long journey of an optometrist moving from the pursuit of collecting to the occupation of a volunteer optometry museum archivist. It is suggested that both collectors and archivists have a role to play in the development of museums.


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Aitken, M. (2018). How an Optometric Collector Became an Optometric Archivist. Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History, 50(3), 79-80.
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Michael J. Aitken, LOS.c., Cyril Kett Museum and Archives

Michael Aitken is the Honorary Archivist at the Kett Museum and Archives at the Australian College of Optometry.