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 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.

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.

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 Museum Is Open

Towards a Transnational History of Museums 1750-1940

Author: Andrea Meyer,Benedicte Savoy

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110298821

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory – all this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. A recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned as a venue for the formation of specifically national identities. This volume, by contrast, highlights the museum as a product of transnational processes of exchange, focusing on the period from 1750 to 1940.

Marketing the Museum

Author: Fiona McLean

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415152933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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Marketing the Museum is the ideal guide to the ways in which museums can overcome the numerous hurdles on the route to truly achieving a marketing orientation. The history of the museum is one of shifting purposes and changing ideals and this volume asks if it is possible to define the 'product' which the modern museum can offer. This book explores the crucial question: Are the theories of marketing developed for manufactured goods in any way relevant to the experience of visiting a museum? In covering one of the most highly disputed issues in the field, this book is essential reading for museum professionals, students and anyone who has dealing in the many branches of the heritage industry around the world.

The Manual of Museum Planning

Author: Gail Dexter Lord,Barry Lord

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742504066

Category: Architecture

Page: 462

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An essential resource for all museum professionals as well as trustees, architects, designers, and government agencies involved with the dynamic world of museums and galleries.

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.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

A Novel

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466842660

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Kate Atkinson's dazzling debut novel is a deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness. Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets.

The Museum Time Machine

Putting Cultures on Display

Author: Robert Lumley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134986963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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A provocative contribution to the current debate on museums, this collection of essays contains contributions from France, Britain, Australia, the USA and Canada.

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.

Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315427044

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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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.

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.

The Museum of Innocence

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268412

Category: History

Page: 560

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The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Fsun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. 'Pamuk has created a work concerning romantic love worthy to stand in the company of Lolita, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.' --Financial Times

The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum

Author: Kate Bernheimer

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307983498

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Once there was a girl who lived in a castle. The castle was inside a museum. When children visited, they’d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat, to glimpse the tiny girl. But when they went home, the girl was lonely. Then one day, she had an idea! What if you hung a picture of yourself inside the castle inside the museum, inside this book? Then you’d able to keep the girl company. Reminiscent of “The Lady of Shalot,” here is an original fairy tale that feels like a dream—haunting, beautiful, and completely unforgettable.

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.

Colonialism and the Object

Empire, Material Culture and the Museum

Author: Tim Barringer,Tom Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135106878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Drawing together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, Colonialism and the Object explores the impact of colonial contact with other cultures on the material culture of both the colonized and the imperial nation. The book includes intensive case-studies of objects from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa, all of which were collected by, or exhibited in, the institutions of the British Empire, and key chapters address issues of radical identity across cultural barriers, and the hybird styles of objects which can emerge when cultures meet. Colonialism and the Object is essential reading for all those interested in post-colonial theory, museum studies, material culture and design history.

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.