The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space

The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759123540
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2014
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Nina Levent is executive director of Art Beyond Sight Collaborative in New York City, part of Art Education for the Blind. Art Beyond Sight is dedicated to making the visual arts a vital part of the lives of visually-impaired people.

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation; Program Director of the Harvard-Thorndike Clinical Research Unit; and an Attending Neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — all in Boston. He is a practicing behavioral neurologist and movement disorders specialist.

Table of Contents

Nina Levent & Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Part I: Museums & Touch
Chapter 1: Please DO Touch the Exhibits! Interactions between Visual Imagery and Haptic Perception
Simon Lacey & K. Sathian
Chapter 2: "First Hand," not "First-eye" Knowledge: Bodily Experience in Museums
Francesca Bacci & Francesco Pavani
Chapter 3: Art-Making as Multisensory Engagement: Case Studies from The Museum of Modern Art
Carrie McGee &Francesca Rosenberg
Chapter 4: Multi-sensory Engagement with Real Nature Relevant to Real Life
Molly Steinwald, Melissa A. Harding, & Richard V. Piacentini
Chapter 5: Touch and Narrative in Art and History Museums
Nina Levent & Lynn McRainey

Part II: Museums & Sound
Chapter 6: A Brain Guide to Sound Galleries
Stephen R. Arnott & Claude Alain
Chapter 7: Ephemeral, Immersive, Invasive: Sound as Curatorial Theme 1966-2013
Seth Cluett
Chapter 8: Soundwalking the Museum: A Sonic Journey through the Visual Display
Salomé Voegelin.
Chapter 9: The Role of Sensory and Motor Systems in Art Appreciation and Implications for Exhibit Design
A. Casile & L. F. Ticini.

Part III: Smell & Taste in Museums
Chapter 10: The Forgotten Sense: Using Olfaction in a Museum Context. A Neuroscience Perspective.
Richard Stevenson.
Chapter 11: The Scented Museum
Andreas Keller
Chapter 12: The Museum as Smellscape
Jim Drobnick
Chapter 13: Taste-full Museums: Educating the Senses One Plate at a Time
Irina Mihalache

Part IV: Museum Architecture & the Senses
Chapter 14: Navigating the Museum
Hugo Spiers, Fiona Zisch & Steven Gage,
Chapter 15: Museum as an Embodied Experience
Juhani Pallasmaa
Chapter 16: Architectural Design for Living Artifacts
Joy Monice Malnar & Frank Vodvarka.

Part V: Future Museums
Chapter 17: Multisensory Memories: How Richer Experiences Facilitate Remembering
Jamie Ward
Chapter 18: The Secret of Aesthetcis Lies in the Conjugation of the Senses: Reimagining the Museum as a Sensory Gymnasium
David Howes
Chapter 19: Multisensory Mental Simulation and Aesthetic Perception
Salvatore M Aglioti, Ilaria Bufalari & Matteo Candidi
Chapter 20: Islands of Stimulation: Perspectives on the Museum Experience, Present and Future
Rebecca McGinnis
Chapter 21: The Future Landscape of 3D in Museums
Samantha Sportun
Chapter 22: Technology, Senses and the Future of Museums. A Conversation with Nina Levent,
Heather Knight , Sebastian Chan and Rafael Lozano Hammer.

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