Writing for Museums

Each chapter tells how to put into words the stories you need to tell including: Blogs Brochures Exhibition videos Guided tour scripts Collateral programming talks Marketing plans Proposals to community partners Public Relations releases ...

Author: Margot Wallace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442227620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Words are everywhere in the museum. Amidst all the visual exhibits, and in many non-exhibition areas, swarm a host of words, talking to a vast swath of people in ways that visuals cannot. Signage at the information desk, brochures, exhibition videos, guided tours, membership materials, apps, and store labels: in a multi-screen world, where information explodes in every corner of the field of vision, clarity comes from the presence of words among the feast of visuals, helping contemporary audiences feel at home. Research bears out the need for a range of learning tools and it’s not just visitors who benefit from verbal cues; donors, educators, community partners, and volunteers will all engage more effectively with the museum that explains its brand mission with good writing. Whether written by administrators, staffers, freelancers, or interns, words are delivered by people in your museums with the knowledge that they will be interpreted by strangers. Your story is told everywhere, and with each narration it reinforces your brand; hopefully every single word reflects your brand. Each chapter tells how to put into words the stories you need to tell including: Blogs Brochures Exhibition videos Guided tour scripts Collateral programming talks Marketing plans Proposals to community partners Public Relations releases Social Media Solicitation letters Surveys Volunteer communications Website If you ever wished for a good writer, right on staff, ready to take on project, major or routine, here’s the help you’re looking for.

Museums and Written Communication

This volume brings together 30 museum experts (26 in English and 4 in French) to lift the lid on museum print and texts.

Author: Nick Winterbotham

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527522190

Category: Art

Page: 274

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This volume brings together 30 museum experts (26 in English and 4 in French) to lift the lid on museum print and texts. Contributions were originally presented at the UNESCO World Book Capital of 2012, a timely and far-sighted conference held in Armenia. If text is essential to communication, how can museums be sure that what they offer will engage, interpret or even transform the visitor, the tourist or the scholar? This book offers a wealth of answers to this question and related concerns.

Writing and Heritage in Contemporary Spain

This volume is an innovative exploration of cultural heritage through museum studies, metacriticism and literary criticism.

Author: Stuart Davis

Publisher: Tamesis Books

ISBN: 9781855662438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This volume is an innovative exploration of cultural heritage through museum studies, metacriticism and literary criticism.

Exhibit Labels

Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach is a vital reference tool for all museum professionals. Beverly Serrell presents the reader with excellent guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production.

Author: Beverly Serrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach is a vital reference tool for all museum professionals. Beverly Serrell presents the reader with excellent guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production.

The Disobedient Museum

The Disobedient Museum is the first volume in Routledge’s innovative ‘Museums in Focus’ series and will be of great interest to scholars and students in the fields of Museum, Heritage, Public History, and Cultural Studies.

Author: Kylie Message

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315294117

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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The Disobedient Museum: Writing at the Edge aims to motivate disciplinary thinking to reimagine writing about museums as an activity where resistant forms of thinking, seeing, feeling, and acting can be produced, and to theorize this process as a form of protest against disciplinary stagnation. Drawing on a range of cultural, theoretical, and political approaches, Kylie Message examines potential links between methods of critique today and moments of historical and disciplinary crisis, and asks what contribution museums might make to these, either as direct actors or through activities that sit more comfortably within their institutional remit. Identifying the process of writing about museums as a form of activism, that brings together and elaborates on cultural and political agendas for change, the book explores how a process of engaged critique might benefit museum studies, what this critique might look like, and how museum studies might make a contribution to discourses of social and political change. The Disobedient Museum is the first volume in Routledge’s innovative ‘Museums in Focus’ series and will be of great interest to scholars and students in the fields of Museum, Heritage, Public History, and Cultural Studies. It should also be essential reading for museum practitioners, particularly those engaged with questions about the role of museums in regard to social activism and contentious contemporary challenges.

Handbook for Museums

A condition report may be required from the borrowing institution upon receipt of
the loaned material and prior to packing for return to the museum. Damage or
loss of objects while in transit or during the loan period must be reported in
writing ...

Author: David Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.

Museum Visitor Services Manual

PUBLISHED BY THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE ce AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS ISBN 0 ... Guidelines for Writing a Long - Range
Plan Perspectives on Museum Theater Problems of Installation in Museums of Art
 ...

Author: Roxana Adams

Publisher: Amer Alliance of Museums Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050525164

Category: Reference

Page: 114

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Museum Visitor Services Manual can help museum staff make a case for visitor services, understand and meet the needs of visitors, plan and staff visitor services, train staff, and evaluate services.

Museum Mission Statements

Roxana Adams, Editor American Association of Museums Washington, DC This
series reports regularly on issues of ... Guidelines for Writing a Long-Range Plan
Perspectives on Museum Theater Problems of Installation in Museums of Art ...

Author: Gail Anderson

Publisher: Amer Assn of Museums

ISBN: UCSC:32106014850645

Category: Mission statements

Page: 190

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Museum: Mission und Identität ; mit zahlreichen Beispielen.

Preservation Planning

Provides a sample plan, guidelines, checklist and a Microsoft Word diskette containing worksheets for long-range preservation planning.

Author: Sherelyn Ogden

Publisher: American Alliance of Museums

ISBN: UOM:39015042560550

Category: Art

Page: 150

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Provides a sample plan, guidelines, checklist and a Microsoft Word diskette containing worksheets for long-range preservation planning.

My Museum Journal

Combines artwork from the J. Paul Getty Museum with fun writing and sketching activities.

Author: Shelly Kale

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: 0892365706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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Combines artwork from the J. Paul Getty Museum with fun writing and sketching activities.

Museums in a Digital Age

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 ...

Author: Ross Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135666316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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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.

The Routledge Handbook of Museums Media and Communication

The book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Author: Kirsten Drotner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317197430

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground. Including contributions from experts around the world, this original and innovative Handbook shares a nuanced and precise understanding of media, media concepts and media terminology, rehearsing new locations for writing on museum media and giving voice to new subject alignments. As a whole, the volume breaks new ground by reframing mediated museum communication as a resource for an inclusive understanding of current museum developments. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication will appeal to both students and scholars, as well as to practitioners involved in the visioning, design and delivery of mediated communication in the museum. It teaches us not just how to study museums, but how to go about being a museum in today’s world.

Be Prepared

Guidelines on disaster planning for museums.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0642750971

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 112

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Guidelines on disaster planning for museums.

The Museums Journal

Details : Glasgow ; 23 May ; £65 + VAT ( £85 + VAT non - members )
EMMSMMAMS The World of Museums An introduction ... Details : Northampton ;
13 June ; £30 ( £45 non - members ) SEMS Writing a Collections Management
Plan Ofters ...

Author: Elijah Howarth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038482025

Category: Museums

Page:

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

The Museum Blog Book

And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse. The Museum Blog Book shares practical experience from over 70 blogs aimed at transforming the museum experience.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910144843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 673

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Much of today's most interesting, innovative and passionate writing about museums and galleries is hidden away in hundreds of carefully-crafted museum blogs. And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse. The Museum Blog Book shares practical experience from over 70 blogs aimed at transforming the museum experience.

Museum Texts

Answering key questions in the study of how museums communicate, this book provides a set of frameworks to investigate the complexities of communication in museums.

Author: Louise Ravelli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415284309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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Answering key questions in the study of how museums communicate, this book provides a set of frameworks to investigate the complexities of communication in museums. Using a range of examples, it argues that communication contributes fundamentally to what a museum is, who it relates to, and what it stands for.

Museums and Adult Education

Yet this is not a good model for the writing of legends accompanying museum
displays . The essay has its most im portant message in its conclusion ; it
presumes that we read it through and stay with it until the conclusion . In a
museum only ...

Author: Hans Lennart Zetterberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081115035

Category: Adult education

Page: 89

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Museum Philosophy for the Twenty first Century

In between , she spent a fellowship year at the Exploratorium , writing essays for
the museum and gestating her own book . During other sabbaticals and
academic leaves , she held internships at the Smithsonian Institution and the
New ...

Author: Hugh H. Genoways

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000095639286

Category: Education

Page: 299

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Presents reflections on museum philosophy for the 21st century from an international group of contributors.