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Overview

Making a Museum in the 21st Century addresses some of the most pressing issues for museums in a new era of popularity and audience engagement. Over the past decade, spectacular buildings and increased attendance have been accompanied by increased expectations for museums to create new ways for visitors to interact with art. Against a backdrop of large demographic shifts and geopolitical shuffles resulting in rapid museum growth in Asia and the Middle East, museums around the world face new opportunities and challenges. This book brings together the perspectives of prominent museum leaders, directors, curators, architects and artists such as David Adjaye, Melissa Chiu (the Hirshhorn), Adam Lerner (MCA Denver), Glenn Lowry (MoMA), Walid Raad (Cooper Union), Hiroshi Sugimoto and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692277638
Publisher: Asia Society, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Melissa Chiu 9

Introduction Making a Museum in the 21st Century Melissa Chiu 13

Keynote Glenn Lowry 17

Museums of the Future an Artist's Perspective Hiroshi Sugimoto 31

Museum Architecture A Conversation with David Adjaye Melissa Chiu 51

Making a Museum in the 21St Century a Conversation Melissa Chiu Caroline Collier Glenn Lowry Lars Nittve Wang Chunchen 63

The Museum in the World a Conversation Janet Carding Sophie Makariou Jessica Morgan Hammad Nasar 83

Used Tires and the Art Museum Adam Lerner 95

Curating Neighborhoods in a Post-Ethnographic Museum Clémentine Deliss 103

Shrike of Knowledge, Palace of Aesthetics, or Theater of History Museum Design in China Ou Ning 119

Museums are Not for Posterity The Making and (Uh)Making of Museums in the 21St Century Rustom Bharucha 129

Scratching on Things I Could Disavow Views From Inner to Outer Compartments Walid Raad 139

Speakers' and Contributors' Biographies 147

Summit Program 157

Photography Credits 160

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