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Museums Without Borders

Author : Robert R. Janes
ISBN : 9781317443230
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is conventionally assumed. He approaches the fundamental questions of why museums exist and what they mean in terms of identity, community, and the future of civil life. This book consists of four Parts: Indigenous Peoples; Managing Change; Social Responsibility, and Activism and Ethics. The Parts are ordered chronologically and each begins with an introduction and an overview of the ensuing articles which situates the papers in their historical and cultural contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, ethnography, museum studies and management theory, Janes both questions and supports mainstream museum practice in a constructive and self-reflective manner, offering readers alternative viewpoints on important issues. Considering concepts not generally recognized in museum practice, such as the Roman leadership model of primus inter pares and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Janes argues that the global museum community must examine how they can meet the needs of the planet and its inhabitants. Museums without Borders?charts the evolving role of the contemporary museum in the face of environmental, societal and ethical challenges, and explores issues that have, and will, continue to shape the museum sector for decades to come. This book demonstrates that it is both reasonable and essential to expand the purpose of museums at this point in history – not only because of their unique characteristics and value to society, but also because of Janes’ respect and admiration for their rich legacy. It is time that museums assist in the creation of a new, caring, and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. This can only be done through authentic engagement with contemporary issues and aspirations.
Category: Social Science

Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Author : Elif M. Gokcigdem
ISBN : 9781442263581
Genre : Business & Economics
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Fostering Empathy through Museums features fifteen case studies with clear take-away ideas, and lessons learned by vividly illustrating a spectrum of approaches in the way museums are currently employing empathy, a critical skill that is relevant to personal, institutional, economical, and societal progress. The need is rapidly growing for empathy to serve as a lens through which we find our purpose and connection in a complex world. This demand brings with it an appetite to cultivate it through safe and trusted platforms. Museums are uniquely equipped to undertake this important mission. This book will help museum staff and leadership at all levels working at a variety of museums (from animal sanctuaries to art museums, from historic house museums to children's and science museums) to better understand the multitude of ways how empathy can be cultivated, and employed in museum setting. Fostering Empathy through Museums will provide inspiration, examples, and lessons learned from a balanced spectrum of museums currently employing empathy in museum setting: as an educational tool to better connect their content with the audience, as an integral element of a museum's institutional values and behavior, and as a phenomenon that is worthy of exploration on its own and as an intentional outcome. This publication provides museum professionals as well as formal and informal learning educators to receive an overview of the variety of approaches to empathy in museums, and to create a shared language and methodologies that could enable them to utilize and nurture empathy as a "shared vision" that would serve not only their organizational mission, but also the greater good. Empathy can be a tool, or an intentional outcome depending on the institution’s objectives. Regardless of the choice, the ideas presented in this book are intended to inform and inspire institutions to unlock exciting possibilities in the areas of improved visitor experience, creative community partnerships, and contribution to social progress by bringing empathy to public discourse through institutional strategies, exhibitions, experiences, and programs. The book also provides ideas for future strategies where empathy is considered as a "shared vision" by museums, and a product of a museum experience that might lead to positive social impact.
Category: Business & Economics

Socializing Art Museums

Author : Alejandra Alonso Tak
ISBN : 9783110662085
Genre : Art
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Art museums today face the challenge of opening themselves up as institutions to a changing society. This publication offers new perspectives on museological trends that are developing in various countries and cultures. Through increasingly flexible, inclusive and unexpected museum typologies, institutions aim to give their visitors greater access to art. The essays define the role of the museum as a medium of social change, as a protagonist in an education process and as a technologically innovative platform. Art historians, but also practitioners from the museum world – including curators, architects and psychologists – examine what is expected of art museums using case studies and against the background of the humanities and social sciences.
Category: Art

Babies Without Borders

Author : Karen Dubinsky
ISBN : 0814720919
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil' Bush to Chappelle's Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today's class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.
Category: Family & Relationships

Occupational Therapies Without Borders Volume 2 E Book

Author : Frank Kronenberg
ISBN : 9780702049118
Genre : Medical
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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students
Category: Medical

The Postcolonial Museum

Author : Dr Alessandra De Angelis
ISBN : 9781472415691
Genre : Art
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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.
Category: Art

A Legal Primer On Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

Author : Marie C. Malaro
ISBN : 9781588343239
Genre : Art
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.
Category: Art

Die Schlumper Kunst Ohne Grenzen The Schlumpers Art Without Borders

Author : Günther Gercken
ISBN : UOM:39015051570961
Genre : Art
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The Schlumpers, a Hamburg-based group of mentally handicapped artists working under the guidance of painter Rolf Laute, have produced remarkable artistic work. That work, presented here for the first time, brings new relevance to the question of the origin and creation of art. It is the unconventional form and the power of expression that fascinates: totally unexpected and astounding, the creative power of these artists, some with the severest of handicaps. Their condition differs greatly from that of psychotics, whose artistic work has already been studied extensively, and from this point of view, the book represents the first publication on the artistic work of the mentally handicapped.
Category: Art

Time Refigured

Author : Martin Prochazka
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122977114
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focused on the myths and mythologies of European cultural history, this volume seeks to address the present and past functions of foundation texts in the evolution of the European idea. One of the specific objectives of this volume is to reconsider, in the context of ongoing European expansion and integration, the functionalist approach of Benedict Anderson, according to whom "imagined communities . . . are to be distinguished, not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined." The common denominator of each of the essays contained in this volume is the problem of the discontinuity of time in relation to tradition, cultural and individual memory, as well as in relation to historical and literary narratives. Time becomes "the locus of its own reflexivity: it is self-temporalized. It undergoes endless reiteration within itself, and needs a semantics which sets valid accents for specific moments." (Jean Bessiere)
Category: Literary Criticism


Author :
ISBN : IND:30000125198766
Genre : Archives
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Category: Archives


Author : Anyone Corporation
ISBN : UOM:39015049659215
Genre : Architecture
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Artists, critics, and philosophers ask what more architecture can do. At the turn of the millennium--the end of a calibrated period of time--it seems necessary to ask certain questions, foremost among them: Anymore? Anymore history and theory? Anymore architecture? Of particular concern are the last two hundred years, a self-conscious period known as modernism. Can we assume that a simple calendar change signals an end or a time of end? Is there anymore? The contributions in Anymore are by architects, critics, historians, philosophers, sociologists, urbanists, and others. They include Akira Asada, Hubert Damisch, Peter Eisenman, Arata Isozki, Rem Koolhas, Rosalind Krauss, Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Mark Taylor, Bernard Tschumi, and Anthony Vidler, as well as young architects from France whose work many American readers will encounter here for the first time.Anymore is the ninth book in the ongoing series that began in 1991 with Anyone and was followed by Anywhere, Anyway, Anyplace, Anywise, Anybody, Anyhow, and Anytime. Each volume is based on a conference at which architects and leaders in other fields come together to present papers and discuss a particular idea in architecture from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. The conference upon which Anymore is based took place in Paris in June 1999. Anymore will be followed by Anything.
Category: Architecture

I C O M News

Author : International Council of Museums
ISBN : UCLA:L0080813686
Genre :
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African Arts

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ISBN : UOM:39015016672944
Genre : Art, African
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Category: Art, African


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133537584
Genre : Museums
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Category: Museums

Museum Frictions

Author : Ivan Karp
ISBN : 0822338947
Genre : Art
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This third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums examines the effects of globalization on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practices.
Category: Art

Past Is Perfect In The Present Tense

Author : Rebecca Sarah Hernandez
ISBN : WISC:89082459348
Genre : Indian art
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"The using two charts to demonstrate her theory, the first "Types of Native American art," offers a list of canonical Native artforms, the second, "The other types of Native American art," provides examples of art and/or Native objects created in genres often (if not always) ignored in academic discourse and research, creating a lack of representation given to these types of objects and ultimately the current issues confronting Native America. By offering alternative exhibit strategies, she concludes that Native America will be better appreciated and understood by the public at large when all Indigenous material culture is incorporated in public display"--Page vi-vii.
Category: Indian art

Popular Photography

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ISBN : UOM:39015038885102
Genre : Cinematography
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Category: Cinematography