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Visitors; Research

  • A Companion to Museum Studiesby Sharon Macdonald

    Wiley 2011; US$ 55.95

    Sharon Macdonald is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her books include Theorizing Museums (edited with Gordon Fyfe, Blackwell 1996), Reimagining Culture (1997), The Politics of Display (ed., 1998), Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum (2002), and Exhibition Experiments (edited with Paul Basu, Blackwell... more...

  • Consuming Historyby Jerome de Groot

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Non-academic history ? ?public history? ? is a complex, dynamic entity which impacts on the popular understanding of the past at all levels. In Consuming History , Jerome de Groot examines how society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. This book analyzes a... more...

  • Cultural Attractions and European Tourismby G. Richards

    CABI 2001; US$ 110.00

    This book reviews the cultural tourism market in Europe from a survey carried out in 1997. It analyzes the way in which cultural attractions are produced for, and used by, cultural tourists and how such cultural attractions as museums, art galleries, monuments and heritage attractions are marketed. more...

  • Designing for the Museum Visitor Experienceby Tiina Roppola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment... 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...

  • Learning in the Museumby George E. Hein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    Learning in the Museum examines major issues and shows how research in visitor studies and the philosophy of education can be applied to facilitate a meaningful educational experience in museums. Hein combines a brief history of education in public museums, with a rigorous examination of how the educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky... more...

  • Make Spaceby Scott Doorley; Scott Witthoft; Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; David Kelley

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    "If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge , Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum " Make Space  is an articulate account about the importance of space; how... more...

  • Making Representationsby Moira G. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon material from Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Making Representations explores the ways in which museums and anthropologists are responding to pressures in the field by developing new policies and practices, and forging new relationships with communities. Simpson examines the increasing number of museums... more...

  • The Museum Effectby Jeffrey K. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions are opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who we are, were, and might be. These institutions are vehicles for educating and civilizing society that work on a variety of levels, ranging from a community event to a single child making a first visit. The Museum Effect documents this phenomenon,... more...

  • Museums, Media and Cultural Theoryby Henning

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Museums can work to reproduce ideologies and confirm the existing order of things, or as instruments of social reform. Yet objects in museums can exceed their designated roles as documents or specimens. In this wideranging and original book, Michelle Henning explores how historical and contemporary museums and exhibitions restage the relationship between... more...