Creating the Visitor Centered Museum

The book describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, ...

Author: Peter Samis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315530994

Category: Architecture

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What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to "dumb down" their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year Kress Foundation-sponsored study of 20 innovative American and European collections-based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor-centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field. The book describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions

Creating the Visitor Centered Museum

Based on a multi-year international study of 20 innovative museums, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer key questions regarding the processes and problems involved in transforming a collections-based museum to a visitor-centered approach ...

Author: Peter Samis

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ISBN: 1629581909

Category: Art

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Based on a multi-year international study of 20 innovative museums, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer key questions regarding the processes and problems involved in transforming a collections-based museum to a visitor-centered approach.
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Creating the Visitor Centred Museum

The book describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, ...

Author: Peter Samis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113869326X

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What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to "dumb down" their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year Kress Foundation-sponsored study of 20 innovative American and European collections-based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor-centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field. The book describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions
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Systems Thinking in Museums

Ellen Cochran Hirzy, ed., Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public
Dimension of Museums (Washington, DC: ... Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson,
eds., Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum (New York: Routledge, 2017); Pat ...

Author: Yuha Jung

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279254

Category: Business & Economics

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Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.

Visitor Centered Exhibitions and Edu Curation in Art Museums

The book is intended for art museum practitioners, including educators, curators, and exhibitions designers, as well as higher education faculty and students in art/museum education, art history, and museum studies.

Author: Pat Villeneuve

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279001

Category: Business & Economics

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Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums promotes balanced practices that are visitor-centered while honoring the integrity and powerful storytelling of art objects. Book examples present best practices that move beyond the turning point, where curation and education are engaged in full and equal collaboration. With a mix of theory and models for practice, the book: • provides a rationale for visitor-centered exhibitions; • addresses important related issues, such as collaboration and evaluation; and, • presents success stories written by educators, curators, and professors from the United States and Europe. • introduces the edu-curator, a new vision for leadership in museums with visitor-centered exhibition practices. The book is intended for art museum practitioners, including educators, curators, and exhibitions designers, as well as higher education faculty and students in art/museum education, art history, and museum studies.

Missing

The importance of visitor service and a visitor-centered museum cannot be underestimated.

Author: Meghan Arens

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:302023101

Category: Art museum attendance

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The importance of visitor service and a visitor-centered museum cannot be underestimated. Attention, or inattention, to visitors has a direct effect on the museum's bottom line and the ability to fulfill an educational and access-driven mission. After all, where is a museumwithout visitors? Therefore, the purpose of this master's project is to inform art museum professionals about the role that visitor service plays in creating the overall visitor experience and the sustainability of art museums. In what follows, I will assess the state of visitor service in United States art museums, share results with customer care experts, and provide recommendations for improvement. This information is particularly relevant to museums that recognize the importance of being visitor-centered yet do not know how to implement a successful visitor service model within their institution. It is important to note that, although marketing, public relations and museum websites are important factors influencing visitation, for the purpose of providing an in-depth review, this study is centered on visitor service within the museum. Since I focus on art museums within the United States, I surveyed art museums to determine the state of visitor service within contemporary institutions, interviewed museum professionals throughout the U.S. who have created successful visitor service models, and researched the history of visitor service within museums and reviewed current literature on visitor service strategies. I hope that the results of my project can be used as a tool for museum professionals to use when implementing a visitor service plan. The results of the project includea workshop on how to create a successful visitor service model.

Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments.

Author: Tiina Roppola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135090593

Category: Art

Page: 322

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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 transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strengthen the disciplinary knowledge base supporting exhibition design, we must understand more about what ‘goes on’ as people engage with the multifaceted communication environments that are contemporary exhibition spaces. The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments. Analysis of visitors’ meaning-making accounts shows that the visitor experience is contingent upon four processes: framing, resonating, channeling, and broadening. These processes are distinct, yet mutually influencing. Together they offer an evidence-based conceptual framework for understanding visitors in exhibition spaces. Museum educators, designers, interpreters, curators, researchers, and evaluators will find this framework of value in both daily practice and future planning. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience provides museum professionals and academics with a fresh vocabulary for understanding what goes on as visitors wander around exhibitions.
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Making Early Histories in Museums

Those activities which emphasize ' the genuine article ' will perhaps inspire a
stronger emotive and social response than those centred on the use of replicas .
Computer interactives will contain an element of fun for some visitors , but might ...

Author: Nick Merriman

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025185120

Category: Art

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Making Early Histories in Museums is the first book devoted to the debate about interpretation and making history in the context of archaeological museums. The reliance of those working on the early periods of the past on the fragmentary information provided by archaeology, as well as an imperfect documentary record, brings its own interpretative challenges. While much has been written in the context of archaeological theory about the partiality and subjectivity of archaeologists' interpretations of the past, little has been written about the implications of this for the interpretation of archaeology to a non-specialist audience in museums. As a result, most archaeological museums have tended to present a traditional and uncritical model of the past. This book challenges the traditional approach by combining some of the excitement and debate that characterizes modern archaeology and musealogy into a more critical approach to the interpretation of the early past in museums.
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Museums and Silent Objects Designing Effective Exhibitions

This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially just as important as the striking objects, arguing that it is important to show that all objects illustrate ...

Author: Dr Francesca Monti

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409471998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially just as important as the striking objects, arguing that it is important to show that all objects illustrate potentially interesting cultural contexts and content. The authors explore the disciplines of architecture, design, cognitive science and museology and offer a methodology by which the quality of museum exhibitions can be judged from a visitor-centred perspective. They provide new insights into the visitor-object encounter and the relationship between visitors, objects and museums. In addition the book offers a set of useful practical tools for museum professionals - for audience research, evaluating museum displays, and for designing new galleries and striking exhibitions. Richly illustrated with photos and diagrams, and based on studies of famous galleries in world-renowned museums, the book will be essential reading for all those concerned with creating effective exhibitions in museum.

Research EU

Instead of subcontracting the creation of digital applications , the museum teams
should be able to produce stories and digital applications by themselves . The
solution proposed is thus first visitor - centred then museum - centred , ' the ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D037454526

Category: Research

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Museums and Silent Objects Designing Effective Exhibitions

This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially just as important as the striking objects, arguing that it is important to show that all objects illustrate ...

Author: Francesca Monti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially just as important as the striking objects, arguing that it is important to show that all objects illustrate potentially interesting cultural contexts and content. The authors explore the disciplines of architecture, design, cognitive science and museology and offer a methodology by which the quality of museum exhibitions can be judged from a visitor-centred perspective. They provide new insights into the visitor-object encounter and the relationship between visitors, objects and museums. In addition the book offers a set of useful practical tools for museum professionals - for audience research, evaluating museum displays, and for designing new galleries and striking exhibitions. Richly illustrated with photos and diagrams, and based on studies of famous galleries in world-renowned museums, the book will be essential reading for all those concerned with creating effective exhibitions in museum.

Diversity Inclusion and the Visitor centered Art Museum

Using the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) in Columbus, Ohio as a case study, this thesis explores how American art museums can position themselves to become more diverse and inclusive institutions.

Author: Zoë E. Zwegat

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1200964596

Category: Art museums and community

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Using the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) in Columbus, Ohio as a case study, this thesis explores how American art museums can position themselves to become more diverse and inclusive institutions. The research comes at a critical moment when discussions concerning diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility are mounting in the museum field, the United States is consistently confronting problems with intolerance surrounding difference, and the nation’s minority population is growing exponentially. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews with staff members and volunteers associated with the CMA and the analysis of privately and publicly available documents. By examining the CMA’s initiatives, relationships, and organizational priorities, four findings emerged: the visitor-centered focus of the museum positions the institution to better address diversity and inclusion work, the museum operates as an open system that leads to collaboration and innovation, the museum’s emphasis on community relationships results in increased inclusion and diverse perspectives, and the museum provides varied programming that aims to serve a diverse audience. Based on the findings, this study concludes that museums striving to make a commitment to diversity and inclusion should consider operating as an open museum system with a visitor-centered focus and an emphasis on community relationships, as it may enhance diversity and inclusion work. The study also provides recommendations for improved diversity and inclusion work at art museums across the country.

The public interest

Though revisionists claim that their goal is to create a museum that is more
inclusive and audience - centered than the ... When asked why , in the age of the
visitor - centered museum , these residents ' opinions had not been heeded ,
Lehman ...

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Museums Social Issues

... be of great value to museum directors , exhibit developers , and other museum
professionals . Throughout her thirty - plus years of working in and for museums ,
Beverly Serrell has focused on making exhibitions more visitor - accessible .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079674787

Category: Museums

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Museums Journal

... offering advice on creating and developing visitor centred exhibitions and
services . Wide - ranging expertise covering auditing learning potential in
museums , visitor research and evaluation , strategic planning and exhibition
development .

Author: Elijah Howarth

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ISBN: UOM:39015066179618

Category: Museums

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Blueprint

... the working store for the Victoria and Albert Museum's reserve collections of
furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts. ... During the
tour the only information that visitors are given about the exhibits is Phillips'
words and their definitions: Armoured, ... Armoured is tough and at the same time
vulnerable, '2: hardened for the elements, soft centred; 3: inviting attack by being
prepared for it ... The exhibit creates a theatrical approach to protection from the
elements.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133540166

Category: Architecture

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Humankind

There is no limit to the possible uses of this approach for creating new museums
primarily for experiencing a different reality . Such experience can be a ... This is
also the attitude of the Ecomuseologist who is visitor - centric or public oriented .

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ISBN: UOM:39015068774150

Category: India

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Museums Urban Culture in West Africa

The museum as a public building falls within the first category . ... If the visitor is
literate in the language of the inscriptions on the items or exhibits , he is highly
likely to have gained information . ... museums would have to initiate and sustain
a whole range of activities centred on themes ; focused at several centres ( multi
 ...

Author: Alexis Adande

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025791794

Category: Art

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A study of museums and urban culture in West Africa. It addresses: the origins of the urban phenomenon in Africa; museums and investigations into urban culture; urban culture in the museums; and the role of museums in the enhancement of urban culture.
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The Museums Journal

Working to meet the exacting standards of Turner Prize - winning artists as well
as galleries and museums across the UK ... 12 NATIONAL TRAIN a Centres such
as Bluewater offer a clear comparison , in their style of marketing , with tourist
destinations . ... ( ETC , English Heritage , English Historic Towns Forum [ 1999 ]
Making the Connections : Practical Guide to Tourism Management in Historic
Towns ) .

Author: Elijah Howarth

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ISBN: UOM:39015042617178

Category: Museums

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

The Architects Journal

The late Pentagram partner Museum of London ' s visitor Theo Crosby ' s concern
with facilities , designed by Pentagram ... of the shop the reception , snaking light
fittings , and café , and the creation of new and ducts that lie across the grid of
facilities for school groups . ... The visitor facilities would be centred around the
foyer which straddles the entry axis and forms the springing point for the stepped
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033741052

Category: Architecture

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