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The Art Of Relevance

Author : Nina Simon
ISBN : 0692701494
Genre : Art
File Size : 23.42 MB
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What do the London Science Museum, California Shakespeare Theater, and ShaNaNa have in common? They are all fighting for relevance in an often indifferent world. The Art of Relevance is your guide to mattering more to more people. You'll find inspiring examples, rags-to-relevance case studies, research-based frameworks, and practical advice on how your work can be more vital to your community. Whether you work in museums or libraries, parks or theaters, churches or afterschool programs, relevance can work for you. Break through shallow connection. Unlock meaning for yourself and others. Find true relevance and shine.
Category: Art

Teaching In The Art Museum

Author : Rika Burnham
ISBN : 9781606060582
Genre : Art
File Size : 39.35 MB
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Teaching in the Art Museum investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. In this book Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee define and articulate a new approach to gallery teaching, one that offers groups of visitors deep and meaningful experiences of interpreting art works through a process of intense, sustained looking and thoughtfully facilitated dialogue.--[book cover]
Category: Art

Creativity In Museum Practice

Author : Linda Norris
ISBN : 9781315431352
Genre : Social Science
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With this book, museum professionals can learn how to unleash creative potential throughout their institution. Drawing from a wide range of research on creativity as well as insights from today’s most creative museum leaders, the authors present a set of practical principles about how museum workers at any level—not just those in “creative positions”—can make a place for creativity in their daily practice. Replete with creativity exercises and stories from the field, the book guides readers in developing an internal culture of creative learning, as well as delivering increased value to museum audiences.
Category: Social Science

The Art Of Museum Exhibitions

Author : Leslie Bedford
ISBN : 9781611327045
Genre : Art
File Size : 81.70 MB
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Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professional’s vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as interactive, emotional, embodied, imaginative experiences opens a new vista for those designing them. Using examples both from her own work at the Boston Children’s Museum and from other institutions around the globe, Bedford offers the museum professional a bold new vision built around narrative, imagination, and aesthetics, merging the work of the educator with that of the artist. It is important reading for all museum professionals.
Category: Art

The Social Work Of Museums

Author : Lois H. Silverman
ISBN : 9781135190484
Genre : Social Science
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Museums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work. Yet, Lois H. Silverman brings together here relevant visitor studies, trends in international practice, and compelling examples that demonstrate how museums everywhere are using their unique resources to benefit human relationships and, ultimately, to repair the world. In this groundbreaking book, Silverman forges a framework of key social work perspectives to show how museums are evolving a needs-based approach to provide what promises to be universal social service. In partnership with social workers, social agencies, and clients, museums are helping people cope and even thrive in circumstances ranging from personal challenges to social injustices. The Social Work of Museums provides the first integrative survey of this emerging interdisciplinary practice and an essential foundation on which to build for the future. The Social Work of Museums is not only a vital and visionary resource for museum training and practice in the 21st century, but also an invaluable tool for social workers, creative arts therapists, and students seeking to broaden their horizons. It will inspire and empower policymakers, directors, clinicians, and evaluators alike to work together toward museums for the next age.
Category: Social Science

Meaning And Relevance

Author : Deirdre Wilson
ISBN : 9780521766777
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise expectations of relevance. What are the relations between the linguistically encoded meanings studied in semantics and the thoughts that humans are capable of entertaining and conveying? How should we analyse literal meaning, approximations, metaphors and ironies? Is the ability to understand speakers' meanings rooted in a more general human ability to understand other minds? How do these abilities interact in evolution and in cognitive development? Meaning and Relevance sets out to answer these and other questions, enriching and updating relevance theory and exploring its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and literary studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Life In Museums

Author : Greg Stevens
ISBN : 9781442276765
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.38 MB
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Whether you're an experienced leader, a mid-career professional hoping for a promotion, or a recent grad applying for your first internship, A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career is the guide you need—full of sound advice, practical tips, and illuminating personal stories that span the array of museum disciplines. Topics range from personal branding and resume writing to managing from the middle and leadership at all levels; from professional writing to keeping a career journal; from navigating within your institution to knowing when it's time to move on. This is a book you are sure to reference—and share—for years to come.
Category: Business & Economics

Identity And The Museum Visitor Experience

Author : John H Falk
ISBN : 9781611325263
Genre : Education
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Understanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people’s lives. Personal drives, group identity, decision-making and meaning-making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of the institution both in time and space. Drawing upon a career in studying museum visitors, renowned researcher John Falk attempts to create a predictive model of visitor experience, one that can help museum professionals better meet those visitors’ needs. He identifies five key types of visitors who attend museums and then defines the internal processes that drive them there over and over again. Through an understanding of how museums shape and reflect their personal and group identity, Falk is able to show not only how museums can increase their attendance and revenue, but also their meaningfulness to their constituents.
Category: Education


Author : Phil Styrlund
ISBN : 0996018301
Genre : Business & Economics
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Relevance: Matter More harnesses the power of authenticity, mastery, empathy, and action to help people and companies become more relevant in their lives and in the marketplace. In today's age of commoditization, people, products, brands, and companies are becoming interchangeable. The competition to stake a flag on the career path of one's dreams grows fiercer, and downsizing can reverse fortunes in a heartbeat. Security is a myth. People and companies are asking some very fundamental questions, "Am I relevant, or am I simply replaceable? Is there a way to matter more in this world?" Phil Styrlund and Tom Hayes, with Marian Deegan, have identified four key dynamics of relevance--authenticity, mastery, empathy, and action--in a formula that can be applied to the life of a person, an organization, or a product. Drawing upon their personal and business experience, and upon examples from the lives of Theodore Roosevelt, Ada Lovelace, Harper Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and other men and women whose accomplishments illuminate history, they have created a powerful formula for achieving relevance. As business leaders working in marketing and sales, the authors have developed methods to distinguish themselves, and their clients, from the masses. In Relevance, they share their toolbox of strategies and tactics to help people elevate their relevance--in both their professional and personal lives. They believe that the decision to put authenticity, mastery, and empathy into action is the great differentiator between dreams of potential and the reality of accomplishment.This lively book brings together the best thinking of today with the best thinking ever to help anyone who truly wants to matter more. Styrlund and Hayes invite readers to apply these principles, and explore what it means to matter more in their own lives, and in the lives of others.
Category: Business & Economics

The Return Of Curiosity

Author : Nicholas Thomas
ISBN : 9781780237039
Genre : Art
File Size : 73.11 MB
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The Spy Museum, the Vacuum Cleaner Museum, the National Mustard Museum—not to mention the Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty Center: museums have never been more robust, curating just about everything there is and assuming a new prominence in public life. The Return of Curiosity explores museums in the modern age, offering a fresh perspective on some of our most important cultural institutions and the vital function they serve as stewards of human and natural history. Reflecting on art galleries, science and history institutions, and collections all around the world, Nicholas Thomas argues that, in times marked by incredible insecurity and turbulence, museums help us sustain and enrich society. Moreover, they stimulate us to think in new ways about our world, compelling our curiosity and showing us the importance of understanding one another. Thomas looks at museums not simply as storehouses of old things but as the products of meaningful relationships between curators, the public, history, and culture. These relationships, he shows, don’t always go smoothly, but they do always offer new insights into the many ways we value—and try to preserve—the world we live in. The result is a refreshing and hopeful look at museums as a cultural force, one that, by gathering together paintings, tropical birds, antiques, or even our own bodies, offers an illuminating reflection of who we are.
Category: Art