The Museum Blog Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910144855

Category: Art

Page: 676

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Much of today's most interesting, innovative and passionate writing about museums and galleries is hidden away in hundreds of carefully-crafted museum blogs. And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse. The Museum Blog Book shares practical experience from over 70 blogs aimed at transforming the museum experience.

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Roman

Author: Anne Youngson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677944

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Tina und Anders hatten früher große Träume. Doch das Leben zog vorbei, und der eine Moment, sich diese zu erfüllen, kam nie. Jetzt haben beide jemanden verloren, der ihnen sehr nahesteht und der eine Lücke hinterlässt, die zu füllen ihnen unmöglich scheint. Tina und Anders sind sich noch nie begegnet. Zufällig beginnen sie einen Briefwechsel und teilen ihre Trauer miteinander, aber auch ihre Lust am Leben. Durch ihre Freundschaft entwickeln sie einen Hunger nach Veränderung. Mit Anfang sechzig stehen sie beide vor einer Frage, die viele Menschen umtreibt: Haben wir das Leben geführt, das wir führen wollten? »Einfühlsam, sehr ergreifend und faszinierend.« Daily Express »Positiv-nachdenklich stimmend auch durch die bildreiche Sprache ein Genuss. Dringende Empfehlung für die Generation Plus und Jüngere, die sich an ganz besondere Brieffreundschaften erinnern.« ekz Bibliotheksservice

The Language of Museum Communication

A Diachronic Perspective

Author: Cecilia Lazzeretti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137571497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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This volume explores the evolution of the language of museum communication from 1950 to the present day, focusing on its most salient tool, the press release. The analysis is based on a corpus of press releases issued by eight high-profile British and American museums, and has been carried out adopting corpus linguistics and genre analysis methodologies. After identifying the typical features of the museum press release, new media more recently adopted by museums, such as web presentations, blogs, e-news, and social media, are taken into consideration, exploring questions such as how has the language of museum communication changed in order to face the challenge posed by new technologies? Are museum press releases threatened by new approaches used in contemporary public relations? Are the typical press release features still detectable in new genres? Drawing on insights from linguistics, discourse analysis, and museum communication this book will be of great value to researchers and practitioners of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and museum communication scholars.

Museum of Heartbreak

Author: Meg Leder

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641163137

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Eine Gebrauchsanleitung in Sachen Liebe sollte wirklich endlich mal jemand schreiben!, findet die 16-jährige Penelope, als sie mit Karacho in ihre erste große Liebesgeschichte reinrauscht und, ohne über Los zu gehen, erst wieder an der Abfahrt »Herzensleid« zum Stehen kommt. Darauf bereitet einen wirklich keiner vor, weder Eltern noch Lehrer noch sonst wer von den angeblich so Erwachsenen. Genau betrachtet haben die nämlich auch kein Patentrezept in Sachen Liebe parat. Also beschließt Penelope, selbst dieses Buch zu schreiben, die Geschichte ihrer großen Liebe und deren Scheitern, entlang an all den kleinen Erinnerungsstücken, die sich durch Penelopes Liebesleben ziehen: vom ersten Händchenhalten im Kindergarten über den ersten kumpelig-peinlichen Kuss mit 11, bis hin zum ultimativen Date mit Mr Right.

The Social Museum in the Caribbean

Grassroots Heritage Initiatives and Community Engagement

Author: Csilla E. Ariese-Vandemeulebroucke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789088905933

Category: Museums

Page: 270

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A collection of 195 museums in the Caribbean showcases the unique practices and processes used to engage with contemporary communities.

The Psychology and Politics of the Collective

Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications

Author: Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136337814

Category: Social Science

Page: 8

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What are the psychological factors in operation when we form groups or crowds, and how are these affected by socio-historical circumstances? History offers endless examples of different forms of human collectivity, both private and public, small-scale and large: from the primal horde to the modern nuclear family, from the Athenian polis to virtual internet communities. Within the context of shifting social bonds in global culture, this book brings together debates on the left from political philosophy, psychoanalysis, social psychology and media and cultural studies to explore the logic of the formation of collective identities from a new theoretical perspective. Challenging liberal-capitalist models of individualism, as well as postmodern identity politics, analysts here turn to Continental philosophy (Lacan, Derrida, Agamben, Laclau, Badiou, among others) in order to re-think collectivity in relation to questions of agency, alterity, affect, sovereignty, the national imaginary and the biopolitical. In the aftermath of the great mass movements of the twentieth century (Marxist-Leninism, Mao), which resulted in bureaucratic submission and the cult of the State, the fate of our collective identity today raises urgent questions about the future of collaborative activity, the role of mediating institutions in shaping mass psychology, what is at stake in a radical democracy, and what happens in a crowd.

Manual of Museum Planning

Sustainable Space, Facilities, and Operations

Author: Barry Lord,Gail Dexter Lord,Lindsay Martin

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals and others who are concerned with the planning, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum. This third edition features new sections on operations and implementation as well as revised sections on planning for visitors, collections, and the building itself.

Sculpture and the Museum

Author: Christopher R. Marshall

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409409106

Category: Art

Page: 265

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The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the under-standing and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture. It is a part of The Henry Moore Foundation, which was set up by Moore in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture. Sculpture and the Museum is the first in-depth examination of the varying roles and meanings assigned to sculpture in museums and galleries during the modern period, from neo-classical to contemporary art practice. It considers a rich array of curatorial strategies and settings in order to examine the many reasons why sculpture has enjoyed a position of such considerable importance--and complexity--within the institutional framework of the museum and how changes to the museum have altered, in turn, the ways that we perceive the sculpture within it. In particular, the contributors consider the complex issue of how best to display sculpture across different periods and according to varying curatorial philosophies. Sculptors discussed include Canova, Rodin, Henry Moore, Flaxman and contemporary artists such as Rebecca Horn, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Dion and Olafur Eliasson, with a variety of museums in America, Canada, the UK and Europe presented as case studies. Underlying all of these discussions is a concern to chart the critical Importance of the acquisition, placement and display of sculpture in museums and to explore the importance of sculptures as a forum for the expression of programmatic statements of power, prestige and the museum's own sense of itself in relation to its audience and its broader institutional aspirations. We have become familiar with the notion that sculpture has moved into the `expanded field', but this field has remained remarkably faithful to defining sculpture on its own terms. Sculpture can be distinct, but it is rarely autonomous. For too long studied apart, within a monographic or survey format, sculpture demands to be reintegrated with the other histories of which it is a part. In the interests of representing recent moves in this direction, this series will provide a forum for the publication and stimulation of new research examining sculpture's relationship with the world around it, with other disciplines and with other material contexts.

The Museum on the Roof of the World

Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet

Author: Clare Harris

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226317471

Category: Art

Page: 314

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For millions of people around the world, Tibet is a domain of undisturbed tradition, the Dalai Lama a spiritual guide. By contrast, the Tibet Museum opened in Lhasa by the Chinese in 1999 was designed to reclassify Tibetan objects as cultural relics and the Dalai Lama as obsolete. Suggesting that both these views are suspect, Clare E. Harris argues in The Museum on the Roof of the World that for the past one hundred and fifty years, British and Chinese collectors and curators have tried to convert Tibet itself into a museum, an image some Tibetans have begun to contest. This book is a powerful account of the museums created by, for, or on behalf of Tibetans and the nationalist agendas that have played out in them. Harris begins with the British public’s first encounter with Tibetan culture in 1854. She then examines the role of imperial collectors and photographers in representations of the region and visits competing museums of Tibet in India and Lhasa. Drawing on fieldwork in Tibetan communities, she also documents the activities of contemporary Tibetan artists as they try to displace the utopian visions of their country prevalent in the West, as well as the negative assessments of their heritage common in China. Illustrated with many previously unpublished images, this book addresses the pressing question of who has the right to represent Tibet in museums and beyond.

Lean UX

Mit der Lean-Methode zu besserer User Experience

Author: Jeff Gothelf,Josh Seiden

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958451616

Category:

Page: 208

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- Lean UX effektiv im Unternehmen implementieren - Vorhandene Strukturen anpassen und interdisziplinäre Teams bilden - Mit Lean UX schlanke und schnell lieferbare Produktversionen erstellen Der Lean-UX-Ansatz für das Interaction Design ist wie geschaffen für die webdominierte Realität von heute. Jeff Gothelf, Pionier und führender Experte für Lean UX, erläutert in diesem Buch die zentralen Prinzipien, Taktiken und Techniken dieser Entwicklungsmethode von Grund auf – das Experimentieren mit Designideen in schneller Abfolge, die Validierung mithilfe echter Nutzer und die kontinuierliche Anpassung Ihres Designs anhand der neu hinzugewonnenen Erkenntnisse. In Anlehnung an die Theorien des Lean Developments und anderer agiler Entwicklungsmethoden gestattet Ihnen Lean UX, sich auf das Designen der eigentlichen User Experience statt auf die Deliverables zu konzentrieren. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie eng mit anderen Mitgliedern des Produktteams zusammenarbeiten sowie frühzeitige und häufige Nutzerfeedbacks realisieren können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie sich der Designprozess in kurzen, iterativen Zyklen vorantreiben lässt, um herauszufinden, was sowohl in geschäftlicher Hinsicht als auch aus Sicht der Nutzer am besten funktioniert. Lean UX weist Ihnen den Weg, wie Sie dieses Umdenken in Ihrem Unternehmen herbeiführen können – eine Wendung zum Besseren. - Visualisieren Sie das Problem, das Sie zu lösen versuchen, und fokussieren Sie Ihr Team auf die »richtigen« Ergebnisse - Vermitteln Sie dem gesamten Produktteam das Designer Toolkit - Lassen Sie Ihr Team sehr viel früher als üblich an Ihren Erkenntnissen teilhaben - Erstellen Sie MVPs (Minimum Viable Products), um in Erfahrung zu bringen, welche Ideen und Konzepte funktionieren - Beziehen Sie die »Stimme des Kunden« in den gesamten Projektzyklus mit ein - Kombinieren Sie Lean UX mit dem agilen Scrum-Framework und steigern Sie so die Produktivität Ihres Teams - Setzen Sie sich mit den organisatorischen Veränderungen auseinander, die zur Anwendung und Integration der Lean-UX-Methode erforderlich sind

The Museum Environment

Author: Garry Thomson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings. This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.

Towards the Museum of the Future

New European Perspectives

Author: Roger Miles,Lauro Zavala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134867611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Towards the Museum of the Future explores, through a series of authoritative essays, some of the major developments in European museums as they struggle to adapt in a rapidly changing world. It embraces a wide range of European countries, all types of museums and exhibitions and the needs of different museum audiences, and discusses the museum as communicator and educator in the context of current cultural concerns.

Recoding the Museum

Digital Heritage and the Technologies of Change

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134259670

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Why has it taken so long to make computers work for the museum sector? And why are museums still having some of the same conversations about digital technology that they began back in the late 1960s? Does there continue to be a basic ‘incompatibility’ between the practice of the museum and the functions of the computer that explains this disconnect? Drawing upon an impressive range of professional and theoretical sources, this book offers one of the first substantial histories of museum computing. Its ambitious narrative attempts to explain a series of essential tensions between curatorship and the digital realm. Ultimately, it reveals how through the emergence of standards, increased coordination, and celebration (rather than fearing) of the ‘virtual’, the sector has experienced a broadening of participation, a widening of creative horizons and, ultimately, has helped to define a new cultural role for museums. Having confronted and understood its past, what emerges is a museum transformed – rescripted, re calibrated, rewritten, reorganised.

Museums in a Digital Age

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135666318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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The influence of digital media on the cultural heritage sector has been pervasive and profound. Today museums are reliant on new technology to manage their collections. They collect digital as well as material things. New media is embedded within their exhibition spaces. And their activity online is as important as their physical presence on site. However, ‘digital heritage’ (as an area of practice and as a subject of study) does not exist in one single place. Its evidence base is complex, diverse and distributed, and its content is available through multiple channels, on varied media, in myriad locations, and different genres of writing. It is this diaspora of material and practice that this Reader is intended to address. With over forty chapters (by some fifty authors and co-authors), from around the world, spanning over twenty years of museum practice and research, this volume acts as an aggregator drawing selectively from a notoriously distributed network of content. Divided into seven parts (on information, space, access, interpretation, objects, production and futures), the book presents a series of cross-sections through the body of digital heritage literature, each revealing how a different aspect of curatorship and museum provision has been informed, shaped or challenged by computing. Museums in a Digital Age is a provocative and inspiring guide for any student or practitioner of digital heritage.

IDENTITY AND THE MUSEUM VISITOR EXPERIENCE

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611325269

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Understanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people’s lives. Personal drives, group identity, decision-making and meaning-making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of the institution both in time and space. Drawing upon a career in studying museum visitors, renowned researcher John Falk attempts to create a predictive model of visitor experience, one that can help museum professionals better meet those visitors’ needs. He identifies five key types of visitors who attend museums and then defines the internal processes that drive them there over and over again. Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents.

Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum

Author: MaiaWellington Gahtan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351565508

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum offers the first dedicated and comprehensive study of Vasari?s original contributions to the making of museums, addressing the subject from the full range of aspects - collecting, installation, conceptual-historical - in which his influence is strongly felt. Uniting specialists of Giorgio Vasari with scholars of historical museology, this collection of essays presents a cross-disciplinary overview of Vasari?s approaches to the collecting and display of art, artifacts and memorabilia. Although the main focus of the book is on the mid-late 16th century, contributors also bring to light that Vasari?s museology enjoyed a substantial afterlife well into the modern museum era. This volume is a fundamental addition to the museum studies literature and a welcome enhancement to the scholarly industry on Giorgio Vasari.

The Museum Experience

Author: John H Falk,Lynn D Dierking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131541788X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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As the first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking integrate their original research from a wide variety of disciplines as well as visitor studies from institutions ranging from science centers and zoos to art and natural history museums. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum Experience paints a thorough picture of why people go to museums, what they do there, how they learn, and what museum practitioners can do to enhance these experiences. This book is an essential reference for all museum professionals and students of museum studies, and has been used widely for higher education courses in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. Originally published in 1992, the book is now available from Left Coast Press, Inc. as of November 2010.

The Architecture of the Museum

Symbolic Structures, Urban Contexts

Author: Michaela Giebelhausen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056109

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

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This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.

A Bibliography of Museum Studies

Author: Simon J. Knell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351962892

Category: History

Page: 256

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A comprehensive bibliographic reference for students and others wishing to investigate the contemporary literature on museums and collections. The references are systematically arranged into sections including collections management, communication and exhibitions, museum education, material culture, the museums profession and museum management. Compiled from the research and teaching materials of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester it provides an essential resource for anyone studying, or working in, museums. Containing more than 4,000 references, this new bibliography provides ready access to the literature whether you are developing a disaster plan or visitor survey, or studying the history of museum education.