The Museum Blog Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910144855

Category: Art

Page: 676

View: 3574

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.


Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Danny Danziger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670038619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 8903

A celebration of the role of people in operating and sustaining the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents interviews with fifty-two people, from its security guards and cleaners to its philanthropist supporters and famous patrons.


Portrait of a Museum

Author: Bruno de Cessole

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang


Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 3134

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Louvre, along with a review of its diverse art collections

The Participatory Museum

Author: Nina Simon

Publisher: Museum 2.0

ISBN: 0615346502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7177

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

Teaching in the Art Museum

Interpretation as Experience

Author: Rika Burnham,Elliott Kai-Kee

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060589

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8654

Teaching in the Art Museum investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. In this book Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee define and articulate a new approach to gallery teaching, one that offers groups of visitors deep and meaningful experiences of interpreting art works through a process of intense, sustained looking and thoughtfully facilitated dialogue.--[book cover]

The Art of Curating

Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard

Author: Sally Anne Duncan,Andrew McClellan

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065696

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6033

From 1921 until 1948, Paul J. Sachs (1878–1965) offered a yearlong program in art museum training, “Museum Work and Museum Problems,” through Harvard University’s Fine Arts Department. Known simply as the Museum Course, the program was responsible for shaping a professional field—museum curatorship and management—that, in turn, defined the organizational structure and values of an institution through which the American public came to know art. Conceived at a time of great museum expansion and public interest in the United States, the Museum Course debated curatorial priorities and put theory into practice through the placement of graduates in museums big and small across the land. In this book, authors Sally Anne Duncan and Andrew McClellan examine the role that Sachs and his program played in shaping the character of art museums in the United States in the formative decades of the twentieth century. The Art of Curating is essential reading for museum studies scholars, curators, and historians.


Author: John H Falk

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611325269

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 7251

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 Museum of Heartbreak

Author: Meg Leder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481432125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5600

In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up. Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak. Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak. Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately. But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken…

Pluto's Secret

An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

Author: Margaret Weitekamp,David DeVorkin,National Air and Space Museum

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613124961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 2454

People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto’s Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography. Praise for Pluto's Secret "Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered–style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X.” —Kirkus Reviews "This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction." —Booklist "Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Fun reading… The book provides a factual history of our faraway 'dwarf,' and on its companion icy worlds, and on the discovery of Kuiper-like bands around other stars." —School Library Journal Award New York Public Library’s annual Children’s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013

Inside the Lost Museum

Curating, Past and Present

Author: Steven Lubar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674983297

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 5456

Museum lovers know that energy and mystery run through every exhibition. Steven Lubar explains work behind the scenes—collecting, preserving, displaying, and using art and artifacts in teaching, research, and community-building—through historical and contemporary examples, especially the lost but reimagined Jenks Museum at Brown University.

The Museum Experience Revisited

Author: John H Falk,Lynn D Dierking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315417847

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 411

The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum Experience Revisited 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.

The Museum Book

Author: Jan Mark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844287499

Category: Museums

Page: 51

View: 5795

Suppose you went to a museum and didn't know what it was. The author muses on the word 'museum', on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums, on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification. She examines the Elgin Marbles, famous fakes, the dodo, and some great collectors.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Philippe De Montebello

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870997106

Category: Art

Page: 470

View: 8867

Illustrates and describes nine hundred works of art representing each of the Museum's eighteen departments

Exhibiting Cultures

The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

Author: Ivan Karp

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343693

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 1209

Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Museum of Modern Love

Author: Heather Rose

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 161620852X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2576

ÒArt will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.Ó Ñfrom The Museum of Modern Love Arky Levin has reached a dead end. Unexpectedly separated from his wife, he suddenly has the space he needs to work composing film scoresÑbut none of the peace of mind he needs to create. As he wanders the city, guilty and restless, itÕs almost by chance that he stumbles upon an exhibition that will change his life.Ê The installation the fictional Arky discoversÑwhich is based on a real piece of performance art that took place in 2010Ñis inexplicably powerful. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from the performance artist Marina Abramovi_, for as short or long a period as they choose. Although some go in skeptical, almost all leave moved. And the participants are not the only ones to find themselves changed by this unusual experience: Arky finds himself drawn to the exhibit. He returns day after day to watch other people sit with Abramovi_Ñand as he does, he begins to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do. Ê

The Art Museum from Boullée to Bilbao

Author: Andrew McClellan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520251261

Category: Architecture

Page: 351

View: 9642

Art museums, cases of beauty and calm in a fast-paced world, have emerged in recent decades as the most vibrant and popular of all cultural institutions. But as they have become more popular, their direction and values have been contested as never before. This engaging thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present offers an essential framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States.

The Museum

Author: Susan Verde

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613124953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4708

When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart! As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. When confronted with an empty white canvas, she is energized to create and express herself—which is the greatest feeling of all. With exuberant illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds, The Museum playfully captures the many emotions experienced through the power of art, and each child’s unique creative process. Praise for The Museum "Verde and Reynolds deliver a simple premise with a charming payoff… this “twirly-whirly” homage to a museum is, on balance, a sweet-natured and handsome celebration." —Kirkus Reviews "Debut author Verde makes an engaging case for understanding art as an experience rather than an object." —Publishers Weekly "The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art.” —Booklist "Communicates a fresh, playful, childlike perspective on art and normalizes childlike responses to it. The idea that posing, laughing, and curious questions are all appropriate museum behavior may be a new one for both children and parents, and knowing this is sure to make for more enjoyable museum visits." —School Library Journal "For parents who have trouble communicating the excitement of art to their children, The Museum can serve as the starting point for a conversation. The book is also a wonderful reminder of visual art’s power to encourage and empower self-expression. Children and adults will finish this book excited about their next art experience, and perhaps tempted to dance through the halls of a museum in the near future." —Bookpage "This playful picture book pays tribute to the joyous effect art can have on the viewer." —Shelf-Awareness

The Art of Relevance

Author: Nina Simon

Publisher: Museum 2.0

ISBN: 9780692701492

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 8649

What do the London Science Museum, California Shakespeare Theater, and ShaNaNa have in common? They are all fighting for relevance in an often indifferent world. The Art of Relevance is your guide to mattering more to more people. You'll find inspiring examples, rags-to-relevance case studies, research-based frameworks, and practical advice on how your work can be more vital to your community. Whether you work in museums or libraries, parks or theaters, churches or afterschool programs, relevance can work for you. Break through shallow connection. Unlock meaning for yourself and others. Find true relevance and shine.

Leadership Matters

Author: Anne W. Ackerson,Joan H. Baldwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759121850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 2582

Today’s history and cultural heritage museum leaders are part visionary and part foot soldier, but what makes them tick? Are there attitudes, philosophies and skills that set some people apart from the thousands charged with moving institutions forward? What lessons can we draw from their stories? Now more than ever, success as a museum leader doesn’t necessarily come with longevity, scholarship or curatorial achievement. In fact, today’s successful leaders often bring myriad skills to the table, creating a style that works both personally and professionally. This snapshot of museum leadership focuses in particular on history and cultural heritage organizations to help readers understand the power of individual leadership and its relationship to organizational strength. This book features: • 36 interviews with leaders in the field from a range of positions and institutions • 10 myths of museum leadership and why they’re wrong • 10 simple truths of museum leadership • Leadership “agenda” with criteria and goals for individual and organizational development Using personal insights of the history museum field’s most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st century institutions. These profiles focus not only on history museum presidents, directors, and CEOs, but also on the “leaders within”—deputies, vice-presidents and department heads, as well as their counterparts in the boardroom. Ackerson and Baldwin have brought together a resource to help individuals and institutions move from the status quo to being innovative and influential.