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Museums and silent objects : designing effective exhibitions

Author: Francesca Monti; Suzanne Keene
Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2013.
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In museums, visitors are immediately drawn to striking or iconic objects, but there are many less conspicuous but important items which illustrate cultural contexts and content and are equally  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Monti; Suzanne Keene
ISBN: 9781409407034 1409407039 9781409407041 1409407047
OCLC Number: 792941529
Description: xix, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Exhibiting objects : theories and concepts. Architecture and space syntax ; Design and design idioms ; Cognitive science, flow and beauty ; Museum studies: object biographies, learning styles, levels of interpretation --
From concepts to practice. Testing the concepts in three London museums ; Concepts and comparisons: the three galleries ; Mummies, objects, visitors and stories at the British Museum --
Beyond the visual. Hands on the past at the British Museum ; Experiments with sound, colour and interaction ; Sound, colour and interaction: what we learned --
Effective exhibitions. Harmony in ancient Egypt ; Reviewing the findings ; Conclusions: effective exhibitions.
Responsibility: by Francesca Monti and Suzanne Keene.
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'Why do visitors pay more attention to some objects than others in permanent displays? How can museums engage visitors more effectively with less immediately appealing artefacts? Qualitative research Read more...

 
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