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1995. Museum, Media, Message, edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

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  • Museum, Media, Message [top]
    Edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
    First published in 1995 in Great Britain by Routledge in hardback, ISBN 0415116724
    Reprinted in 1999 in Great Britain by Routledge in paperback, 299pp, ISBN 0415198283

About this book: This volume considers in depth contemporary approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audiences and the evaluation of museums. It begins by placing museum communication in the context of mass communication and media studies. The book is divided into three sections, the first analyzing how museums and galleries construct and transmit complex systems of value and legitimation through processes of collection and exhibition. The second section raises philosophical and management issues and explores examples of work with specific audiences. The third section uses examples and case-studies to introduce methods for studying consumption in museums. This book is compiled for people who want to develop a more critical and informed professional practice in relation to museum and gallery audiences. The mix of philosophical discussion, combined with practical examples will allow readers to develop their analytical skills and teach them how to develop their reflection on day-to-day activities and operation within their museums. For people in professions related to museums and who are interested in current debates and issues in the sector, this book will be of value to them.

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1. Museums and communication: an introductory essay by Eilean Cooper-Greenhill

Part 1. Museums as Media
2. Collecting as Medium and Message by Susan Pearce
3. The Museum Message: Between the document and information by Ivo Maroević
4. Exhibitions as communicative media by Flora E. S. Kaplan
5. Observations on semiotic aspects in the museum work of Otto Neurath: reflections on the 'Bildpädagogische Schriften' (writings on visual education) by Hadwig Kräutler
6. Early museums and nineteenth-century media by Rosemary Flanders
7. New Technologies for Museum Communications by Anne Fahy
8. Education, sunflowers and the new vulgarity in art museums by Sanford Sivitz Shaman

Part 2. Communication in Action
9. Changing Media, Changing Messages by Mike Wallace
10. Museums in Partnership by Gaynor Kavanagh
11. A Museum Manager Discusses Museum Communication by Stephen Locke
12. Learning from Each Other: Museums and Older Members of the Community-the People's Story by Sandra Marwick
13. Disabled people and museums: the case for partnership and collaboration by Eleanor Hartley
14. Integrating school visits, tourists and the community at the Archaeological Resource Centre, York, UK by Andrew Jones
15. Changing our Minds: Planning a responsive museum service by Sally MacDonald

Part 3. Evaluating the Communication Process
17. Evaluating teaching and learning in museums by George E. Hein
18. Responsive Evaluation in Museum Education by Ian Kelman
19. The Museum as Medium in the Aesthetic Response of Schoolchildren by Andrea Weltzl-Fairchild
20. Evalution of school work in the Rutland Dinosaur Gallery by Kate Pontin
21. The evalution of museum-school programmes: the case of historic sites by Michel Allard
22. Andragogy (adult education) in the museum: a critical analysis and new formulation by Colette Dufresne-Tassé
23. Communicating and learning in Gallery 33: evidence from a vistor study by Jane Peirson Jones
24. Family Groups in Museums: an Indian Experience by B. Venugopal
25. Here to help: evaluation and effectiveness by Sandra Bicknell


About the author: At the time of publication, Eilean Hooper-Greenhill was director of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Internationally known in the museum studies sector, she specializes in the relationship between museums and their audiences and visitors. She has also written 'Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge', 'Museums and Their Visitors' and has edited 'The Educational Role of the Museum'

1995, Routledge, hbk

1999, Routledge, pbk

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