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  • Museum Politicsby Timothy W. Luke

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    In this important volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums? power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic. Through discussions of topics ranging from how the National Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles have interpreted the... more...

  • Exhibition Experimentsby Sharon Macdonald; Paul Basu

    Wiley 2008; US$ 123.95

    Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums. Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary... more...

  • Ausstellungen entwerfen / Designing Exhibitionsby Aurelia Bertron; Ulrich Schwarz; Claudia Frey

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 46.00

    Drawing on examples from the authors? own experience as exhibition designers, this book examines every phase of exhibition creation. Topics include concept and design, presentation and staging, communicative forms and media, text and graphics, typography and layout, and the use of lighting. more...

  • Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitionsby Dr Francesca Monti; Dr Suzanne Keene

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    In museums, visitors are immediately drawn to striking or iconic objects, but there are many less conspicuous but important items which illustrate cultural contexts and content and are equally deserving of their attention. The authors of Museums and Silent Objects, offer a methodology for judging the quality of museum exhibitions from the visitor’s... more...

  • Redisplaying Museum Collectionsby Dr Hannah Paddon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...

  • Hands-On Exhibitionsby Tim Caulton

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    The development of interactive displays has transformed the traditional museum world in the last decade. Visitors are no longer satisfied by simply gazing at worthy displays in glass cases - they expect to have hands-on experience of the objects and be actively involved with the exhibits, learning informally and being entertained simultaneously. Hands-on... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Costume Mountingby Lara Flecker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 94.00

    The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for... more...

  • eCultureby Alfredo M. Ronchi

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Do virtual museums really provide added value to end-users, or do they just contribute to the abundance of images? Does the World Wide Web save endangered cultural heritage, or does it foster a society with less variety? This book answers these questions. It presents an overview of eCulture and digital heritage. more...

  • The Politics of Displayby Sharon Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    The assumption that museum exhibitions, particularly those concerned with science and technology, are somehow neutral and impartial is today being challenged both in the public arena and in the academy. The Politics of Display brings together studies of contemporary and historical exhibitions and contends that exhibitions are never, and never have... more...

  • Exhibiting Culturesby Ivan Karp

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 24.95

    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,... more...