Museums at Play

Museums at Play

"Museums at Play" provides an extraordinary and comprehensive international overview of the development, use and evaluation of games within museum and cultural contexts, through more than 40 detailed case studies.

Author: Katy Beale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1907697136

Category: Art

Page: 653

View: 917

"Museums at Play" provides an extraordinary and comprehensive international overview of the development, use and evaluation of games within museum and cultural contexts, through more than 40 detailed case studies.
Categories: Art

Families at Play

Families at Play

Family learning is often self-directed, voluntary, and guided by the needs and
interests of the family members as learners.20 There are similarities and
differences between visiting a museum, a zoo, or a library and playing video
games in their ...

Author: Sinem Siyahhan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262037464

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 798

A new perspective on games and families -- Strengthening family relations -- Family learning and video games -- Understanding oneself, each other, and the world -- Developing a learning culture through gaming -- Designing for intergenerational play
Categories: Computers

Workers at Play

Workers at Play

At the local level a crucial part was played by municipal authorities and voluntary
organizations. ... Attendances at the National Museums and Galleries in London
and Edinburgh rose from 4,382,419 in 1903 to 5,025,410 in 1913, and ...

Author: Stephen G. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429830907

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 241

First published in 1986. This book explores developments in the cinema, sport, holidays, gambling, drinking and many more recreational activities, and situates working-class leisure within the determining economic and social context. In particular, the inventiveness of working people ‘at play’ is highlighted. Drawing on an extensive range of source material, the book has a wide general appeal, and will be useful to those professionally concerned with leisure, as well as teachers and students of social history, and all those interested in the patterns of working-class life in the past.
Categories: History

Folklife and Museums

Folklife and Museums

For example, visitors could be given the opportunity to record their own joke and
explain where they learned it, why they find it funny, and what it means to them.
Furthermore, folklorists could assist museums in capturing play traditions through
 ...

Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 677

This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Exploring Science in Museums

Exploring Science in Museums

Modes of Exploring Science in Museums IBRAHIM YAHYA I could solve my most
complex problems in Physics if I had not given up the ways of thinking common to
children at play . J. Robert Oppenheimer ( cited in Samples , 1976 : 83 ) Albert ...

Author: Susan M. Pearce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0485900068

Category: Science

Page: 207

View: 185

The relationship between science and the public is one of the great contemporary debates. Understanding between scientists and non-scientists is a key figure in the dialogue and here the interpretation of science in museums has a vital part to play.
Categories: Science

Museums at the Post Digital Turn

Museums at the Post Digital Turn

Critics, researchers, theorists, artists, and professionals interpret the role of the contemporary museum as a field of knowledge production.

Author: Lorenzo Giusti

Publisher: Mousse Publishing

ISBN: 8867493523

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 254

In Museums at the Post-Digital Turn, critics, researchers, theorists, artists and professionals interpret the role of the contemporary museum as a field of knowledge production. Can the museum space, in its post-digital extension, still function as a resource for, and source of, critical insight? How does the relationship between institutions, artists and artworks change within the shifting discourse of a hyper-mediated experience of reality? Combining critical analysis, conversations and presentations of case studies, Museums at the Post-Digital Turn attempts to discuss a vision on the position, value, function and future of museology and institutions working in the cultural field. Included are writings by leading theorist in this area, such as Boris Groys, Claire Bishop, Christiane Paul, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Lauren Cornell and Domenico Quaranta.
Categories: Art

Museums and Communities

Museums and Communities

In the context of the collaborations between museum professionals and
indigenous groups, two complementary (and often overlapping) kinds of
knowledge are at play. While indigenous communities are usually familiar with
objects' origins, ...

Author: Viv Golding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857851321

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 871

This edited volume critically engages with contemporary scholarship on museums and their engagement with the communities they purport to serve and represent. Foregrounding new curatorial strategies, it addresses a significant gap in the available literature, exploring some of the complex issues arising from recent approaches to collaboration between museums and their communities. The book unpacks taken-for-granted notions such as scholarship, community, participation and collaboration, which can gloss over the complexity of identities and lead to tokenistic claims of inclusion by museums. Over sixteen chapters, well-respected authors from the US, Australia and Europe offer a timely critique to address what happens when museums put community-minded principles into practice, challenging readers to move beyond shallow notions of political correctness that ignore vital difference in this contested field. Contributors address a wide range of key issues, asking pertinent questions such as how museums negotiate the complexities of integrating collaboration when the target community is a living, fluid, changeable mass of people with their own agendas and agency. When is engagement real as opposed to symbolic, who benefits from and who drives initiatives? What particular challenges and benefits do artist collaborations bring? Recognising the multiple perspectives of community participants is one thing, but how can museums incorporate this successfully into exhibition practice? Students of museum and cultural studies, practitioners and everyone who cares about museums around the world will find this volume essential reading.
Categories: Art

Museums in Motion

Museums in Motion

This primary text on museum history examines the rise of museums since the eighteenth century in the fields of science, art, and history.

Author: Edward Porter Alexander

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761991557

Category: Travel

Page: 308

View: 703

This primary text on museum history examines the rise of museums since the eighteenth century in the fields of science, art, and history.
Categories: Travel

Museums and Their Communities

Museums and Their Communities

This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.

Author: Sheila Watson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415402590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 968

Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities. Looking at the current debates about the role of the museum, she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision, power, ownership, responsibility, and institutional issues. This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.
Categories: Business & Economics

History Museums in the United States

History Museums in the United States

Every year 100 million visitor's tour historic houses and re-created villages, examine museum artifacts, and walk through battlefields. But what do they learn? What version of the past are history museums offering to the public?

Author: Warren Leon

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252060644

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 909

Every year 100 million visitor's tour historic houses and re-created villages, examine museum artifacts, and walk through battlefields. But what do they learn? What version of the past are history museums offering to the public? And how well do these institutions reflect the latest historical scholarship? Fifteen scholars and museum staff members here provide the first critical assessment of American history museums, a vital arena for shaping popular historical consciousness. They consider the form and content of exhibits, ranging from Gettysburg to Disney World. They also examine the social and political contexts on which museums operate.
Categories: History

Museums History and Culture in Malaysia

Museums  History and Culture in Malaysia

Introduction There is a considerable body of knowledge on museums in the form
of essays, edited volumes and ... to define power and knowledge at museums, as
seen by the “many political dynamics at play in the displays presented by any ...

Author: Abu Talib Ahmad

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971698195

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 342

During the half century following Malaysian independence in 1957, the country’s National Museum underwent a transformation that involved a shift from serving as a repository for displays of mounted butterflies and stuffed animals and accounts of the colonial experience to an overarching national narrative focused on culture and history. These topics are sensitive and highly disputed in Malaysia, and many of the country’s museums contest the narrative that underlies displays in the National Museum, offering alternative treatments of subjects such as Malaysia's pre-Islamic past, the history and heritage of the Melaka sultanate, memories of the Japanese Occupation, national cultural policy, and cultural differences between the Federation’s constituent states. In Museums, History and Culture in Malaysia, Abu Talib Ahmad examines museum displays throughout the country, and uses textual analysis of museum publications along with interviews with serving and retired museum officers to evaluate changing approaches to exhibits and the tensions that they express, or sometimes create. In addition to the National Museum, he considers museums and memorials in Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Kelantan and Terengganu, as well as memorials dedicated to national heroes (such as former Prime Ministers Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, and film and recording artist P. Ramlee). The book offers rich and fascinating insights into differing versions of the country’s character and historical experience, and efforts to reconcile these sometimes disparate accounts.
Categories: Social Science

Museums in Motion

Museums in Motion

Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges.

Author: Edward P. Alexander

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759113558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 526

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges.
Categories: Business & Economics

Museums and Their Visitors

Museums and Their Visitors

A guide for museum and gallery staff in the development of provision for their visitors, to ensure survival into the next century.

Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134915859

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 836

Museums are at a critical moment in their history. In order to ensure survival into the next century, museums and galleries must demonstrate their social relevance and use. This means developing their public service functions through becoming more knowledgeable about the needs of their visitors and more adept at providing enjoyable and worthwhile experiences. Museums and Their Visitors aims to help museums and galleries in this crucial task. It examines the ways in which museums need to develop their communicative functions and, with examples of case-studies, explains how to achieve best practice. The special needs of a number of target audiences including schools, families and people with disabilities are outlined and illustrated by examples of exhibition, education and marketing policies. The book looks in detail at the power of objects to inspire and stimulate and analyses the use of language in museums and galleries. This is the first book to be written to guide museum and gallery staff in the development of provision for their visitors. It will be of interest to students of museum, heritage and leisure and tourism studies, as well as to international museum professionals.
Categories: Art

The Educational Role of the Museum

The Educational Role of the Museum

Grounded in the strengths of its first edition, this book has been restructured to include new papers and recent articles, and presents front-running theory and practice as it addresses the relationships of museums and galleries to their ...

Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415198267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 324

Grounded in the strengths of its first edition, this book has been restructured to include new papers and recent articles, and presents front-running theory and practice as it addresses the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences.
Categories: Business & Economics

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge

Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge

Drawing on numerous case studies, Hooper-Greenhill presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums, and argues that museums are consciously organizing their spaces and collections to aid self ...

Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415070317

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 149

Museums have been active in shaping knowledge over the last six hundred years. Yet what is their function within today's society? At the present time, when funding is becoming increasingly scarce, difficult questions are being asked about the justification of museums. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge presents a critical survey of major changes in current assumptions about the nature of museums. Through the examination of case studies, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill reveals a variety of different roles for museums in the production and shaping of knowledge. Today, museums are once again organising their spaces and collections to present themselves as environments for experimental and self-directed learning.
Categories: Education

The Postcolonial Museum

The Postcolonial Museum

... uses museological practices to question the ways in which museums rewrite
history through the politics of collecting and displaying (corrin 1994, 4–7). it has
proved capable of revealing the cultural mechanisms at play in museums and
other ...

Author: Dr Alessandra De Angelis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472415691

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 794

This book examines how we can conceive of a ‘postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies, expression and cultures. Focusing on the transformation of museums as cultural spaces, rather than physical places, is to propose a living archive formed through creation, participation, production and innovation. The aim is to propose a critical assessment of the museum in the light of those transcultural and global migratory movements that challenge the historical and traditional frames of Occidental thought. This involves a search for new strategies and critical approaches in the fields of museum and heritage studies which will renew and extend understandings of European citizenship and result in an inevitable re-evaluation of the concept of ‘modernity’ in a so-called globalised and multicultural world.
Categories: Art

Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington

Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington

For the years 1852 to the end of 1867 South Kensington Museum. Art Division.
EARTHENWARE ... Wedgwood's terra cotta ware , red ground , with black relievo
figures of children at play with masks , & c . , after Flaxman . English . 18th centy .

Author: South Kensington Museum. Art Division

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10281918

Category:

Page:

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Museum and Gallery Education

Museum and Gallery Education

This book addresses the educational role museums play from an international perspective. Ideally suited for all museum staff and students of museum studies.

Author: Hazel Moffat

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742504085

Category: Art

Page: 197

View: 802

This book addresses the educational role museums play from an international perspective. Ideally suited for all museum staff and students of museum studies.
Categories: Art

Food and Museums

Food and Museums

Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops. Food and Museums is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food.

Author: Nina Levent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262255

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 534

Museums of all kinds – art, history, culture, science centers and heritage sites – are actively engaging with food through exhibitions, collections, and stories about food production, consumption, history, taste, and aesthetics. Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops. Food and Museums is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food. This edited collection features theoretical analysis from cultural historians, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and food studies scholars; interviews with museum professionals, artists and chefs; and critical case studies from a wide range of cultural institutions and museums to establish an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of the role of food in museums. Exploring the richness and complexity of sensory, cultural, social, and political significance of food today as well as in the past, the book demonstrates how food is changing the current museological landscape. A fascinating look at contemporary museums through the lens of food, this is an essential read for students and researchers in museum studies, food studies, cultural studies, and sensory studies as well as museum and food professionals.
Categories: Social Science

Creating Exhibits That Engage

Creating Exhibits That Engage

This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit.

Author: John Summers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 704

Winner of the 2018 Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence Winner of the 2019 Canadian Museum Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Research - Cultural Heritage Category Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines, tips, and concrete examples drawn from the author’s years of experience as a curator and exhibit developer in the United States and Canada. Is this your first exhibit project? You will find step-by-step instructions, useful advice and plenty of examples. Are you a small museum or local historical society looking to improve your exhibits? This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit. Are you a museum studies student wanting to learn about the theory and practice of exhibit development? This book combines both and includes references to works by noted authors in the field. Written in a clear and accessible style, Creating Exhibits that Engage offers checklists of key points at the end of each chapter, a glossary of specialized terms, and photographs, drawings and charts illustrating key concepts and techniques.
Categories: Business & Economics