Manual of Museum Exhibitions - third edition
The exhibition development process is more complex than ever as audiences demand more dynamic, diverse and inclusive experiences. Museum leaders, interpretive planners, designers, and curators are rising to the challenges in innovative ways. This manual details the exhibition process in a straightforward way that can be easily adapted by institutions of any size. It explores the exhibition planning and development process in a wealth of detail, providing the technical and practical methodologies museum professionals need today.
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Understanding the Building Boom
This book seeks to explore the motivations behind the rapid development of museums in China.
It also aims to answer the questions such as “How is the public responding?” “Who pays for these museums and how?” “How has China’s rapid urbanization affected this trend?” “How do Chinese museums balance education, scientific research, social cohesion, cultural diplomacy, and tourism both internal and external?”
A GUIDE FOR MUSEUMS, PERFORMING ARTS, SCIENCE CENTERS, PUBLIC GARDENS, HERITAGE SITES, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND ZOOS
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations adopts a holistic approach to the creative world of cultural institutions. As cultural leaders transform the arts in the twenty-first century, this “whole career” manual will prepare readers for every stage.Read More
Respected museums planners Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg demonstrate how and why cities and museums are using their soft power to address some of the most important issues of our time. This book brings together thirteen of the world’s leading cultural and museum experts to explore the many facets of soft power in museums across the globe.Read More
Since the first edition of this book was published in 2002, there has been a world-wide explosion of new galleries, exhibition halls, and new ideas on what an exhibition should be. Drawing on years of experience, Barry Lord and Maria Piacente detail an exhibition process that is both current and adaptable for institutions of any size.Read More
Major cultural shifts have accompanied each energy transition since our mastery of fire. Art & Energy traces how the development of each new source of energy becomes a powerful engine of cultural change. Barry Lord also explores how stewardship of the earth must do battle with the culture of consumption which has gripped the planet and left us fixed on the still dominant energy sources, oil and gas.Read More
As museums have taken on more complex roles in their communities and the number of museum stakeholders has increased to include a greater array of people, effective museum planning is more important than ever. The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals, trustees, architects, and others who are concerned with the planning, design, construction, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum.Read More
In this book, Barry and Gail Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. They situate their discourse on aesthetic culture within a broad and inclusive definition of culture in relation to material, physical and socio-political cultures.Read More