Museum, Media, Message

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Museum, Media, Message considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication, placing it in the context of mass communication and media studies. Contributors analyze the processes used by museums and galleries to construct and transmit complex

systems of value and legitimation. The collection also raises philosophical and management issues and provides case studies to introduce methods for studying audiences' experiences of communication events in museums. Museum, Media, Message is compiled for readers who want to

develop a more critical and informed professional practice in relation to museum and gallery audiences. It will also be of value to people in related fields who are interested in current debates and issues about museums.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415116725
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/5/1995
  • Series: Museum Meanings Series
  • Pages: 316
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

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Notes on contributors
1 Museums and communication: an introductory essay 1
2 Collecting as medium and message 15
3 The museum message: between the document and information 24
4 Exhibitions as communicative media 37
5 Observations on semiotic aspects in the museum work of Otto Neurath: reflections on the 'Bildpadagogische Schriften' (writings on visual education) 59
6 Early museums and nineteenth-century media 72
7 New technologies for museum communication 82
8 Education, sunflowers and the new vulgarity in art museums 97
9 Changing media, changing messages 107
10 Museums in partnership 124
11 A museum manager discusses museum communication 135
12 Learning from each other: museums and older members of the community - the People's Story 140
13 Disabled people and museums: the case for partnership and collaboration 151
14 Integrating school visits, tourists and the community at the Archaeological Resource Centre, York, UK 156
15 Changing our minds: planning a responsive museum service 165
16 Museums, myths and missionaries: redressing the past for a new South Africa 175
17 Evaluating teaching and learning in museums 189
18 Responsive evaluation in museum education 204
19 The museum as medium in the aesthetic response of schoolchildren 213
20 Evaluation of school work in the Rutland Dinosaur Gallery 223
21 The evaluation of museum-school programmes: the case of historic sites 235
22 Andragogy (adult education) in the museum: a critical analysis and new formulation 245
23 Communicating and learning in Gallery 33: evidence from a visitor study 260
24 Family groups in museums: an Indian experience 276
25 Here to help: evaluation and effectiveness 281
Index 294
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