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Museums and their silent objects : designing effective exhibitions

Author: Francesca Monti; Suzanne Keene
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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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, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Monti; Suzanne Keene
ISBN: 9781409407034 1409407039 9781409407041 1409407047
OCLC Number: 825037498
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part 1 Exhibiting Objects - Theory and Concepts: Architecture and space syntax; Design and design idioms; Cognitive science, flow and beauty; Museum studies - object biographies, learning styles, level of interpretation. Part 2 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. Part 3 Beyond the Visual: Hands on the past at the British Museum; Experiments with sound, colour and interaction; Sound, colour and interaction: what we learned. Part 4 Effective Exhibitions: Harmony in ancient Egypt; Reviewing the findings; Conclusions: effective exhibitions; Bibliography; Appendices; Index.
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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