Civilizing The Museum

Autore: Elaine Heumann Gurian
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415357661
Grandezza: 23,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5696

Drawing on her experience working in and with museums in the US and throughout the world, Author Elaine Heumann Gurian explores the possibilities for making museums more central and relevant to society.

Civilizing Rituals

Autore: Carol Duncan
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134913117
Grandezza: 62,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3594

Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

The Manual Of Museum Exhibitions

Autore: Barry Lord
Editore: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759102347
Grandezza: 29,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5188

This is a guide to the process of planning, designing, producing and evaluating exhibitions for museums. Subjects range from traditional displays of art, artifacts and specimens from the permanent collection to the latest developments in virtual reality, online exhibitions, and big-screen reality.

The Manual Of Museum Planning

Autore: Gail Dexter Lord
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742504066
Grandezza: 39,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2306

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.

The Participatory Museum

Autore: Nina Simon
Editore: Museum 2.0
ISBN: 0615346502
Grandezza: 41,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6325

Visitor participation is a hot topic in the contemporary world of museums, art galleries, science centers, libraries and cultural organizations. How can your institution do it and do it well? The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Museum consultant and exhibit designer Nina Simon weaves together innovative design techniques and case studies to make a powerful case for participatory practice. "Nina Simon's new book is essential for museum directors interested in experimenting with audience participation on the one hand and cautious about upending the tradition museum model on the other. In concentrating on the practical, this book makes implementation possible in most museums. More importantly, in describing the philosophy and rationale behind participatory activity, it makes clear that action does not always require new technology or machinery. Museums need to change, are changing, and will change further in the future. This book is a helpful and thoughtful road map for speeding such transformation." -Elaine Heumann Gurian, international museum consultant and author of Civilizing the Museum "This book is an extraordinary resource. Nina has assembled the collective wisdom of the field, and has given it her own brilliant spin. She shows us all how to walk the talk. Her book will make you want to go right out and start experimenting with participatory projects." -Kathleen McLean, participatory museum designer and author of Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions "I predict that in the future this book will be a classic work of museology." --Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums

Indigenous Youth And Museums

Autore: Lynda Kelly
ISBN: 9780734723123
Grandezza: 10,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8065

The City Cultures Reader

Autore: Malcolm Miles
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415302456
Grandezza: 50,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3419

From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.

Museum Management

Autore: Kevin Moore
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134830653
Grandezza: 22,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2509

Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date, the challenges museums currently face, and the key areas of future development in management and marketing practice, and addresses: strategic management issues: policy formulation, corporate planning and performance measurement human resource management financial management the importance of marketing. This volume is an invaluable introduction to the key issues, controversies and debates in the subject. It will be essential reading for all students, museum managers and staff who need to keep up to date with latest developments in this field.

Film Art New Media Museum Without Walls

Autore: Angela Dalle Vacche
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137026138
Grandezza: 72,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6070

An anthology of essays exploring the relationship between film and art, within and across the domains of theory and practice, from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Museums Matter

Autore: James Cuno
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226126773
Grandezza: 74,91 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8952

An argument in support of the relevance of museums challenges recent criticisms that they promote imperialism, tracing the evolution of the modern museum as well as posing a case for the encyclopedic museum as a cosmopolitan institution that promotes tolerance, cultural diversity and an understanding of shared history.

Religious Objects In Museums

Autore: Crispin Paine
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 085785299X
Grandezza: 34,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 127

In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

Researching Visual Arts Education In Museums And Galleries

Autore: M. Xanthoudaki
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401000433
Grandezza: 21,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6946

Researching Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries brings together case studies from Europe, Asia and North America, in a way that will lay a foundation for international co-operation in the future development and communication of practice-based research. The research in each of the cases directly stems from educational practice in very particular contexts, indicating at once the variety and detail of practitioners' concerns and their common interests.

Museums Society Inequality

Autore: Richard Sandell
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134509081
Grandezza: 30,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5718

Museums, Society, Inequality explores the wide-ranging social roles and responsibilities of the museum. It brings together international perspectives to stimulate critical debate, inform the work of practitioners and policy makers, and to advance recognition of the purpose, responsibilities and value to society of museums. Museums, Society, Inequality examines the issues and: offers different understandings of the social agency of the museum presents ways in which museums have sought to engage with social concerns, and instigate social change imagines how museums might become more useful to society in future. This book is essential for all museum academics, practitioners and students.

Civilizing Women

Autore: Janice Boddy
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691123059
Grandezza: 78,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6723

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Civilizing Nature

Autore: Bernhard Gissibl
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857455273
Grandezza: 27,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6025

National parks are one of the most important and successful institutions in global environmentalism. Since their first designation in the United States in the 1860s and 1870s they have become a global phenomenon. The development of these ecological and political systems cannot be understood as a simple reaction to mounting environmental problems, nor can it be explained by the spread of environmental sensibilities. Shifting the focus from the usual emphasis on national parks in the United States, this volume adopts an historical and transnational perspective on the global geography of protected areas and its changes over time. It focuses especially on the actors, networks, mechanisms, arenas, and institutions responsible for the global spread of the national park and the associated utilization and mobilization of asymmetrical relationships of power and knowledge, contributing to scholarly discussions of globalization and the emergence of global environmental institutions and governance.

Civilizing Argentina

Autore: Julia Rodríguez
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807829978
Grandezza: 55,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8846

After a promising start as a prosperous and liberal democratic nation at the end of the nineteenth century, Argentina descended into instability and crisis. This stark reversal, in a country rich in natural resources and seemingly bursting with progress a

Museum Making

Autore: Suzanne Macleod
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136445749
Grandezza: 27,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3729

Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built museums and galleries, suggesting a fundamental re-evaluation of the processes of designing and shaping of museums. Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions examines this re-making by exploring the inherently spatial character of narrative in the museum and its potential to connect on the deepest levels with human perception and imagination. Through this uniting theme, the chapters explore the power of narratives as structured experiences unfolding in space and time as well as the use of theatre, film and other technologies of storytelling by contemporary museum makers to generate meaningful and, it is argued here, highly effective and affective museum spaces. Contributions by an internationally diverse group of museum and heritage professionals, exhibition designers, architects and artists with academics from a range of disciplines including museum studies, theatre studies, architecture, design and history cut across traditional boundaries including the historical and the contemporary and together explore the various roles and functions of narrative as a mechanism for the creation of engaging and meaningful interpretive environments.

Civilizing Capitalism

Autore: Landon R. Y. Storrs
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807860999
Grandezza: 75,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9052

Offering fresh insights into the history of labor policy, the New Deal, feminism, and southern politics, Landon Storrs examines the New Deal era of the National Consumers' League, one of the most influential reform organizations of the early twentieth century. Founded in 1899 by affluent women concerned about the exploitation of women wage earners, the National Consumers' League used a strategy of "ethical consumption" to spark a successful movement for state laws to reduce hours and establish minimum wages for women. During the Great Depression, it campaigned to raise labor standards in the unregulated, non-union South, hoping to discourage the relocation of manufacturers to the region because of cheaper labor and to break the downward spiral of labor standards nationwide. Promoting regulation of men's labor as well as women's, the league shaped the National Recovery Administration codes and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 but still battled the National Woman's Party, whose proposed equal rights amendment threatened sex-based labor laws. Using the National Consumers' League as a window on the nation's evolving reform tradition, Civilizing Capitalism explores what progressive feminists hoped for from the New Deal and why, despite significant victories, they ultimately were disappointed.

Colonialism As Civilizing Mission

Autore: Harald Fischer-Tiné
Editore: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843310929
Grandezza: 46,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9820

A fresh and stimulating examination of the ideology, programmes, expressions and consequences of the British 'civilizing mission' in South Asia.

Museum Masters

Autore: Edward P. Alexander
Editore: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761991311
Grandezza: 80,90 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 664

Alexander brings to life the stories of twelve ambitious leaders from the United States and Europe who helped shape the future of the museum world.