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Manual of museum exhibitions

Author: Barry Lord; Maria Piacente
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"All museum activities converge in the public forum of the exhibition - regardless of whether the exhibit is held in the physical museum or is on the Web. Since the first edition of this book in 2002, there has been a world-wide explosion of new galleries and exhibition halls, and new ideas about how exhibitions should look and communicate. The definition of what an exhibition is has changed as exhibitions can now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Lord; Maria Piacente
ISBN: 9780759122697 0759122695 9780759122703 0759122709
OCLC Number: 910800933
Awards: Winner of Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence in Publications 2015
Description: xvii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The exhibition planning process / Gail Dexter Lord and Maria Piacente --
The purpose of museum exhibitions / Barry Lord --
Where do exhibition ideas come from? / Barry Lord --
Measuring success / Gail Dexter Lord --
Exhibition facilities / Heather Maximea --
A world of exhibitions spaces / Heather Maximea --
Permanent collection displays / Katherine Molineux --
Exhibitions not based on collections / Katherine Molineux --
Virtual experiences / Ngaire Blankenberg --
Participatory exhibitions / Ngaire Blankenberg --
Temporary exhibitions / Katherine Molineux and Maria Piacente --
Travelling exhibitions / Maria Piacente --
Exhibition retail / Susan Dunlop --
Who is involved in the exhibition process? / Maria Piacente --
Preparing the exhibition brief / John Nicks and Maria Piacente --
Interpretive planning / Maria Piacente --
Curatorship and content development / Lisa Dillon Wright --
Design / Yvonne Tang and Yves Mayrand --
Multimedia / Ken Reddick and Milica Stefancic --
Fabrication and installation / Erich Zuern --
Financial planning / Erich Zuern --
Effective exhibition project management / Robert LaMarre --
Conclusion: Making meaning through museum exhibitions / Gail Dexter Lord.
Responsibility: edited by Barry Lord and Maria Piacente.

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The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition  Read more...

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