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Social Relevance Circa 2012

Author: Kris Morrissey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419998
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Museums In A Digital Age

Author: Ross Parry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135666318
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The influence of digital media on the cultural heritage sector has been pervasive and profound. Today museums are reliant on new technology to manage their collections. They collect digital as well as material things. New media is embedded within their exhibition spaces. And their activity online is as important as their physical presence on site. However, ‘digital heritage’ (as an area of practice and as a subject of study) does not exist in one single place. Its evidence base is complex, diverse and distributed, and its content is available through multiple channels, on varied media, in myriad locations, and different genres of writing. It is this diaspora of material and practice that this Reader is intended to address. With over forty chapters (by some fifty authors and co-authors), from around the world, spanning over twenty years of museum practice and research, this volume acts as an aggregator drawing selectively from a notoriously distributed network of content. Divided into seven parts (on information, space, access, interpretation, objects, production and futures), the book presents a series of cross-sections through the body of digital heritage literature, each revealing how a different aspect of curatorship and museum provision has been informed, shaped or challenged by computing. Museums in a Digital Age is a provocative and inspiring guide for any student or practitioner of digital heritage.

Does War Belong In Museums

Author: Wolfgang Muchitsch
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839423066
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Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate - and what images would be desirable?

Artificial Hells Participatory Art And The Politics Of Spectatorship

Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844676900
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A searing critique of participatory art by the historian author of Installation Art traces art development throughout the 20th century to examine key moments in the participatory discipline to expose its political and aesthetic limitations. Original.

The Museum Experience Revisited

Author: John H Falk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315417847
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The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty years. Written in clear, non-technical style, The Museum Experience Revisited paints a thorough picture of why people go to museums, what they do there, how they learn, and what museum practitioners can do to enhance these experiences.

Making Museums Matter

Author: Stephen Weil
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834357X
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In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to “earn their keep”—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rethinking Mathematics

Author: Eric Gutstein
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961544
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A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.

Care Of Collections

Author: Simon J. Knell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415112819
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Often overlooked by the public, the central interests of museums are collections and their conservation and use. It is this relationship with collections which separates museums from other educational and heritage institutions.- from publisher.