The Art of Museum Exhibitions

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 ...

Author: Leslie Bedford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315418964

Category: Art

Page: 169

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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.

The Art of Museum Exhibitions

How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences Leslie Bedford. In Part 2, Constructing a New Model, I move on from these more familiar voices to introduce scholars and ideas less commonly considered in the museum field.

Author: Leslie Bedford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315418957

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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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.

Visitor Centered Exhibitions and Edu Curation in Art Museums

... and Leslie Bedford provides real examples with supporting research and learning theory.5 Her book The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences helped me think about how to get visitors' ...

Author: Pat Villeneuve

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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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.

Spaces that Tell Stories

XIII (Santa Fe, NM: The Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums, 1993), 12–18. ———. “World View at Plimoth Plantation: ... The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences.

Author: Donna R. Braden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book is a unique and insightful resource for those planning to re-create a historic environment, other museum and history professionals, graduate students, and interested non-professionals. Detailed case studies appear throughout, along with practical tips, checklists, and source lists.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives Towards Building a Digitally Competent Society

The art of museum exhibitions: How story and imagination create aesthetic experiences. Routledge. Bedno, J., & Bedno, E. (1999). Museum exhibitions: Past imperfect, future tense. Museum News the American Association of Museums.

Author: Bansal, Sanjeev

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668452769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 338

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The world is undergoing a transformation as technology enters every ecosystem. Subsequently, there is a need to develop higher-order digital skills to ensure one's employability as professionals need to build digital competencies to remain competitive in the current work environment. Additionally, businesses must also continue to update their digital practices in order to remain relevant. Multidisciplinary Perspectives Towards Building a Digitally Competent Society explores multidisciplinary perspectives towards building a more digitally competent society, considers new business models and the need for organizations and individuals to develop the right mindset to embrace digitalization, and discusses how social capital can become a key driver in crafting a whole new digitally competent social fabric. Covering topics such as technological transformation, social media, and corporate social responsibility, this reference work is ideal for corporate practitioners, business owners, policymakers, scholars, researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Exhibits and Displays

The Art of Museum Exhibits: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences. New York: Routledge. Smithsonian Institution. 2002. “The Making of Exhibits: Purpose, Structure, Roles and Process.

Author: Carol Ng-He

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538144046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

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Exhibits and displays are booming and in demand at all types of libraries. From simple displays of books to full-scale museum-quality exhibitions, library exhibits can highlight collections that surprise visitors, tell stories, and engage audiences in innovative ways. Often, exhibits feature more than books—showcasing art, photographs, archival materials, multimedia elements, as well as hands-on activities. Stepping outside traditional walls, digital exhibits reach audiences beyond the circulation desk and pave another way for libraries to share information, promote resources, and even lead change in the community. Despite the growing interest, most library and information science (LIS) programs do not include exhibit development courses. It is not uncommon for librarians learn exhibit production on the job or through resources in the museum sector. Wearing many hats, librarians absorb exhibit work as part of community outreach initiatives, or take on exhibit duties as a general professional interest in the emerging field. Exhibits & Displays is a practical how-to guide that helps librarians unleash their library’s potential to engage and wow visitors. The guide explains how to kick-start and grow an exhibit program through expert advice, insights from professional literature, and winning case studies that cover exhibition development from conceptual planning through de-installation packing and evaluation. Exhibits & Display: A Practical Guide for Librarians covers: · Pre-planning · Curation and content development · Project management · Graphic design and writing for readability · Preservation and collection care · Legal considerations and loan registration · Installation/de-installation and maintenance tips · Hands-on interactives and digital exhibits · Educational programming · Marketing · Audience evaluation · Supplemental examples and case studies Librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries will benefit from Exhibits & Displays: A Practical Guide for Librarians. The book is also an excellent textbook for LIS courses covering exhibition development and outreach.

Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Peacock, “Museum Education and Art Therapy.” 18. Leslie Bedford, The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2014), 115. 19. Richard H. Thaler and Cass R.

Author: Elif M. Gokcigdem

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442263581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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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.

Current Streams in American Art Education

audience better, applying educational principles to the traditional academic style, museums are responding to a request from the modern times to ... The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experience.

Author: Elena Polyudova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527509610

Category: Education

Page: 135

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This book analyses the modern approaches in American art education from historical and comparative perspectives. It observes the general principles of teaching the fine arts in the USA, exploring the ideas of visual culture studies, modern generational characteristics, and social educational factors as part of the current educational environment. Based on a wide variety of academic and practical sources, the book considers the transformation of the aesthetic experience, the general concept of art education, in the modern multicultural milieu. To illustrate the current streams in contemporary American art pedagogy, it embraces a broad spectrum of references, including the classification of art museums in the USA and museums’ school projects.

World Heritage Place Making and Sustainable Tourism

Bedford, Leslie: The Art of museum exhibitions: How story and imagination create aesthetic experiences. Left Coast Press, Place CA 2014. Boorstin, Daniel Joseph: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America.

Author: Kurt Luger

Publisher: StudienVerlag

ISBN: 9783706561204

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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The management of World Heritage Cities and sites is a challenging task. Getting visitor flows and the enormous traffic under control and implementing urban development projects in ways that preserve the integrity and authenticity of cultural heritage requires a high level of expertise, backed by the support of civil society and politics. This book is the result of the 2018 Conference of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, held by the Regional Secretariat for Northwest Europe and North America in Amsterdam, with the theme "Heritage & Tourism: Local Communities and Visitors – Sharing Responsibilities". The contributing expert authors – from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe – draw on a range of disciplines to offer wider perspectives, stimulating dialogue among the spheres of heritage, sustainable tourism, and spatial planning. An updated chapter offers perspectives on sustainable tourism also after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting Museums

32 The key text is Nina Simon's 2010 book The Participatory Museum and her website www.participatorymuseum.org/. ... 50 L. Bedford, The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences (Walnut Creek: ...

Author: Mark O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351036160

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Connecting Museums explores the boundaries of museums and how external relationships are affected by internal commitments, structures and traditions. Focusing on museums’ relationship with heath, inclusion, and community, the book provides a detailed assessment of the alliances between museums and other stakeholders in recent years. With contributions from practitioners and established and early-career academics, this volume explore the ideas and practices through which museums are seeking to move beyond what might be called one-off contributions to society, to reach places where the museum is dynamic and facilitates self-generation and renewal, where it can become not just a provider of a cultural service, but an active participant in the rehabilitation of social trust and democratic participation. The contributors to this volume provide conceptual critiques and clarification of a number of key ideas which form the basis of the ethics of museum legitimacy, as well as a number of reports from the front line about the experience of trying to renew museums as more valuable and more relevant institutions. Providing internal and external perspectives, Connecting Museums presents a mix of applied and theoretical understandings of the changing roles of museums today. As such, the book should be of interest to academics, researchers and students working in the broad fields of museum and heritage studies, material culture, and arts and museum management.