Manual Of Museum Exhibitions / Edition 1

Manual Of Museum Exhibitions / Edition 1

by Barry Lord
     
 

This guide seeks to analyze and systematize the process of exhibition development and implementation for all kinds of museums from the perspective of management. The editors present the material in a step- by-step manner, proceeding from the conceptualization and evaluation of the exhibit, and continuing with discussions of planning and design, types of galleries,… See more details below

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This guide seeks to analyze and systematize the process of exhibition development and implementation for all kinds of museums from the perspective of management. The editors present the material in a step- by-step manner, proceeding from the conceptualization and evaluation of the exhibit, and continuing with discussions of planning and design, types of galleries, gallery facilities and equipment, financial planning, curatorship, exhibition texts, construction and installation, lighting, the role of the project manager, and exhibition retail. Each of the above topics is accompanied by one or more case studies, showing the application of principles in real life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900759102346
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword, with acknowledgements
Ch. 1Introduction: The Exhibition Planning Process1
Pt. IWhy?9
Ch. 2The Purpose of Museum Exhibitions11
2.1Exhibitions as a Function of Museums12
2.2Museum Exhibitions as the Communication of Meaning15
2.3Modes of Exhibition Apprehension19
Ch. 3Where do Exhibition Ideas Come From?27
3.1Research-based and Market-driven Exhibitions27
3.2Planning for Exhibition Research29
3.3Exhibition Ideas: Integrating the Voices of Communities and Audiences32
Ch. 4How Will We Know When we get There? Exhibition Evaluation39
4.1The Role of Market Analysis39
4.2Before, During and After: Front-end, Formative and Summative Evaluation44
4.3Qualitative and Quantitative Audience Research58
Pt. IIWhere? Space and Facilities for Exhibitions67
Ch. 5Planning and Designing Exhibition Facilities69
5.1Developing Design Criteria for Exhibition Space73
5.2Projecting Display Space Requirements76
5.3Behind the Scenes: Support Activities and Facilities90
5.4Access, Adjacency and Circulation98
5.5Preserving Collections in Exhibitions110
5.6Security and Public Safety in Exhibitions124
5.7Exhibition Accessibility134
Ch. 6Exhibition Galleries143
6.1Galleries for Art or Archives144
6.2Galleries for Artefacts or Specimens148
6.3Children's Museum and Science Centre Galleries153
6.4Study Spaces158
6.5Multi-purpose Public Spaces159
6.6Light and Colour in the Galleries166
6.7Gallery Structure172
6.8Materials and Finishes185
Ch. 7Gallery Facilities and Equipment197
7.1Display Cases198
7.2Lighting207
7.3Audio-Visual Hardware214
7.4Multimedia: Enhancing the Experience222
7.5Advanced Media in Museum Exhibitions234
Pt. IIIHow? The Exhibition Development Process259
Ch. 8Planning and Managing an Exhibition Programme261
8.1Permanent Collection Display262
8.2Planning and Managing Temporary Exhibitions276
8.3Travelling Exhibitions290
8.4Educational and Other Public Programmes for Exhibitions297
Ch. 9Financial Planning and Management of Exhibitions317
9.1Developing an Exhibition Budget Template318
9.2Financial Planning and Management of a Temporary Exhibition Programme338
Ch. 10Curatorship in the Exhibition Planning Process345
10.1Formulating the Exhibition Concept346
10.2Curatorial Research346
10.3Collection Evaluation, Selection and Development353
10.4Documentation354
10.5Conservation355
10.6Preparation of the Exhibition Brief356
Ch. 11Interpretative Planning373
11.1The Communication Process373
11.2The Logistical Process376
11.3The Interpretative Planning Process377
Ch. 12Exhibition Text393
12.1Balancing Perspectives in Exhibition Text394
12.2Exhibition Text Guidelines398
12.3Including Text in the Exhibition Process400
12.4The Language of Multimedia402
Ch. 13The Role of the Exhibition Designer405
13.1Criteria for Effective Museum Exhibition Design405
13.2Designing the Space for a Museum Exhibition409
13.3Designing Exhibitions for the Whole Sensorium411
13.4The Exhibition Design Process412
Ch. 14Construction and Installation425
14.1Organising the Museum for Exhibition Construction and Installation426
14.2Contracting the Construction and Installation426
Ch. 15Lighting the Show437
Ch. 16The Role of the Project Manager443
16.1Project Management Tools444
16.2Documentation445
16.3Attributes of a Successful Exhibition Project Manager447
16.4Commissioning and Completing the Exhibition Project447
16.5Warranty Period: Operation and Maintenance448
Ch. 17Exhibition Retail455
17.1Retail Research455
17.2Merchandise Mix457
17.3Beyond the Museum Shop459
17.4Products Related to Temporary Exhibitions461
Pt. IVWhat Now?467
Ch. 18Museum Exhibitions in the 21st Century469
Glossary497
Annotated Bibliography511
Index523

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