Experimental Museology

Experimental Museology

As this volume demonstrates, experimental museology is about change. This is because experimentation by definition involves pushing boundaries, questioning institutional roles, routines and transgressing familiar ways of doing things.

Author: Marianne Achiam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000405569

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Experimental Museology scrutinizes innovative endeavours to transform museum interactions with the world. Analysing cutting-edge cases from around the globe, the volume demonstrates how museums can design, apply and assess new modes of audience engagement and participation. Written by an interdisciplinary group of researchers and research-led professionals, the book argues that museum transformations must be focused on conceptualizing and documenting the everyday challenges and choices facing museums, especially in relation to wider social, political and economic ramifications. In order to illuminate the complexity of these challenges, the volume is structured into three related key dimensions of museum practice - namely institutions, representations and users. Each chapter is based on a curatorial design proposed and performed in collaboration between university-based academics and a museum. Taken together, the chapters provide insights into a diversity of geographical contexts, fields and museums, thus building a comprehensive and reflexive repository of design practices and formative experiments that can help strengthen future museum research and design. Experimental Museology will be of great value to academics and students in the fields of museum, gallery and heritage studies, as well as architecture, design, communication and cultural studies. It will also be of interest to museum professionals and anyone else who is interested in learning more about experimentation and design as resources in museums.
Categories: Art

Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites

Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites

Computational Archives for Experimental Museology Sarah Kenderdine(&), Ingrid Mason, and Lily Hibberd Laboratory for ... This article addresses the potential for computational practises within archival and museological domains by ...

Author: Maria Shehade

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030836474

Category: Application software

Page: 373

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This book constitutes the post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites, RISE IMET 2020, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, in June 2021*. The 23 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: digital curation and visitor engagement in museums and heritage sites; VR, AR, MR, mobile applications and gamification in museums and heritage sites; digital storytelling and embodied characters for the interpretation of cultural heritage; emerging technologies, difficult heritage and affective practices; participatory approaches, crowdsourcing and new technologies; digitization, documentation and digital representation of cultural heritage. * The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Application software

The Museums and Collections of Higher Education

The Museums and Collections of Higher Education

The idea that a university museum has a diverse mix of multi-disciplinary intellectual talent as potential cohort for collective museological practice suggests the university museum is the appropriate setting for experimental museology ...

Author: Andrew Simpson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000812497

Category: Art

Page: 138

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The Museums and Collections of Higher Education provides an analysis of the historic connections between materiality and higher education, developed through diverse examples of global practice. Outlining the different value propositions that museums and collections bring to higher education, the historic link between objects, evidence and academic knowledge is examined with reference to the origin point of both types of organisation. Museums and collections bring institutional reflection, cross-disciplinary bridges, digital extension options and participatory potential. Given the two primary sources of text and object, a singular source type predisposes a knowledge system to epistemic stasis, whereas mixed sources develop the potential for epistemic disruption and possible change. Museums and collections, therefore, are essential in the academies of higher learning. With the many challenges confronting humanity, it is argued that connecting intellect with social action for societal change through university museums should be a contemporary manifestation of the social contract of universities. Much has been written about museums and universities, but there is little about university museums and collections. This book will interest museum scholars and practitioners especially those unaware that university museums are at the forefront of museological creativity. It will also be of interest to academics and the growing number of leaders and managers in the modern university.
Categories: Art

What Is a Museum

What Is a Museum

He coordinates the laboratory of experimental museology at this university, working closely with community-based museums and with several projects at the grassroots level involving cultural heritage and museums.

Author: The United States National Committee of the International Council of Museums

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538167816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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"The United States National Committee of the International Council of Museums."
Categories: Business & Economics

Visualizing Genocide

Visualizing Genocide

... and more are increasingly in use, how these obvious claims to an oppositional stance materialize in action in museums is not always so apparent: Achiam, Haldrup, and Drotner, Experimental Museology; Bishop, Radical Museology; ...

Author: Yve Chavez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816548002

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Visualizing Genocide examines how creative arts and memory institutions selectively commemorate or often outright ignore stark histories of colonialism. The essays confront outdated narratives and institutional methods by investigating contemporary artistic and scholarly interventions documenting settler colonialisms including land theft, incarceration, intergenerational trauma, and genocide. Interdisciplinary approaches, including oral histories, exhibition practices, artistic critiques, archival investigations, and public arts, are among the many decolonizing methods incorporated in contemporary curatorial practices. Rather than dwelling simply in celebratory appraisals of Indigenous survival, this unprecedented volume tracks how massacres, disease, removals, abrogated treaties, religious intolerance, theft of land, and relocation are conceived by contemporary academics and artists. Contributors address indigeneity in the United States, Norway, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean in scholarly essays, poems, and artist narratives. Missions, cemeteries, archives, exhibitions, photography, printmaking, painting, installations, performance, music, and museums are documented by fourteen authors from a variety of disciplines and illustrated with forty-three original artworks. The authors offer honest critique, but in so doing they give hopeful and concrete strategies for the future. This powerful collection of voices employs Indigenous epistemologies and decolonial strategies, providing essential perspectives on art and visual culture. Contributors T. Christopher Aplin Emily Arthur Marwin Begaye Charlene Villaseñor Black Yve Chavez Iris Colburn Ellen Fernandez-Sacco Stephen Gilchrist John Hitchcock Michelle J. Lanteri Jérémie McGowan Nancy Marie Mithlo Anne May Olli Emily Voelker Richard Ray Whitman
Categories: Social Science

Difficult Heritage and Immersive Experiences

Difficult Heritage and Immersive Experiences

... Researcher at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne's (EPFL) Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) and the Le Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA) laboratory of the Université de Paris Cité.

Author: Agiatis Benardou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000830187

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Difficult Heritage and Immersive Experiences Presenting interdisciplinary case studies of heritage sites and museums from across a range of different contexts, the volume analyses the ways in which various types of immersive technologies can help visitors to contextualize and negotiate difficult or sensitive heritage and traumatic pasts. Demonstrating that some of the most creative applications of immersive experiences appear in and at museums and heritage sites, the book showcases how immersive technologies offer the possibility to confront and dispute presumptions and prejudices, trigger responses, deliver new knowledge, initiate dialogue and challenge pre-existing notions of collective identity. The book provides a conceptual, as well as a hands-on, approach to understanding the use of immersive technologies at sensitive sites around the globe. Difficult Heritage and Immersive Experiences is essential reading for researchers and students who are interested in, or engaged in the study of, cultural heritage, memory, history, politics, dark tourism, design and digital media, or immersive technologies. The book will also be of interest to museum and heritage practitioners.
Categories: Art

Lingnan Hung Kuen Kung Fu in Cinema and Community

Lingnan Hung Kuen  Kung Fu in Cinema and Community

Recently joined collaborator, the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), will add to this endeavour the expertise of its newly founded Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+—part of EPFL's Digital Humanities ...

Author: Hing Chao

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9789629373528

Category:

Page: 172

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For so many around the world, it was in the cinema that they saw their first glimpse of martial arts. Through the films of Lau Kar Leung, among others, they came to appreciate the power and skill of many kung fu techniques. However devotees and practitioners of kung fu and Hung Kuen were aware of the much longer tradition of these arts and in particular, the contribution of both the Lam family and the Lau family. In 2009 the Hong Kong Government endeavoured to identify and recognize forms of intangible cultural heritage. It was this awareness of a vibrant part of Hong Kong history and culture which led to the creation of the Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive, and from this the exhibition, Lingnan Hung Kuen Across the Century: Kung Fu Narratives in Hong Kong Cinema and Community. In the exhibition and this companion book, the histories of the Lam and Lau families are traced, and their role in preserving and creating new stances and forms and bringing Hung Kuen to a wider audience through the medium of film. Using the latest technologies including 3D imagery, the work of past masters has been here brought back to life.
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Digital Futures for Learning

Digital Futures for Learning

Drotner, K., Haldrup, M. and Achiam, M. (2021) 'Implications and perspectives for experimental museology', in Achiam, Marianne, Haldrup, Michael, and Drotner, Kirsten (Eds) Experimental Museology. Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Jen Ross

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000770230

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Digital Futures for Learning offers a methodological and pedagogical way forward for researchers and educators who want to work imaginatively with "what’s next" in higher education and informal learning. Today’s debates around technological transformations of social, cultural and educational spaces and practices need to be informed by a more critical understanding of how visions of the future of learning are made and used, and how they come to be seen as desirable, inevitable or impossible. Integrating innovative methods, key research findings, engaging theories and creative pedagogies across multiple disciplines, this book argues for and explores speculative approaches to researching and analysing post-compulsory and informal learning futures – where we are, where we might go and how to get there.
Categories: Education

Museums as Cultures of Copies

Museums as Cultures of Copies

Research interests are experimental museology, display strategies and aesthetic history of knowledge. Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History (Greek History and Culture), Department of Classics and Ancient ...

Author: Brita Brenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351106474

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Few institutions are warier of copies than museums. Few fields of knowledge are more prone to denounce copies as fake than the heritage field. Few discourses are as concerned with authenticity, aura, originals and provenance as those concerning exhibiting and collecting. So why is it that these are institutions, fields and discourses where copies proliferate and copying techniques have thrived for hundreds of years? Museums as Cultures of Copies aims to make the copying practices of museums visible and to discuss, from a range of interrelated perspectives, precisely what function copies fulfil in the heritage field and in museums today. With contributions from Europe and Canada, the book interrogates the meaning of copies and presents copying as a fully integrated part of museum work. Including chapters on ethnographic mannequins, digitalized photos, death masks, museum documentation and mechanical models, contributors consider how copying as a cultural form changes according to time and place and how new forms of copying and copy technologies challenge and expand museum work today. Arguing that copying is at the basis of museum practice and that new technologies and practices have been taken up and developed in museums since their inception, the book presents both heritage work and copies in a new light. Museums as Cultures of Copies should be of great interest to academics, scholars and postgraduate students working in the fields of museum and heritage studies, as well as visual studies, cultural history and archaeology. It should also be essential reading for museum practitioners.
Categories: Art

Creative and Collaborative Learning through Immersion

Creative and Collaborative Learning through Immersion

Virtual reality and the museology of consciousness. ... In 2017, Sarah was appointed professor at EPFL, Switzerland where she has built the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) and is director and lead curator of EPFL Pavilions.

Author: Anna Hui

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030722166

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This book includes instructional design and practice of how immersive technology is integrated in discipline-based and interdisciplinary curriculum design. It focuses on pedagogical models and learning outcomes of immersive learning experiences and demonstrates how immersive learning can be applied in industries. This book brings scholars, researchers and educators together around an international and interdisciplinary consolidation and reflection on learning through immersion. The originality lies in how advanced technology and contemporary pedagogical models can integrate to enhance student engagement and learning effectiveness in higher education.
Categories: Education