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The power of touch : handling objects in museum and heritage contexts

Author: Elizabeth Pye
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2007.
Series: Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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Despite the fact that we have a range of senses with which to perceive the world around us, museums and other cultural institutions have traditionally used sight as the main way to convey  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Pye
ISBN: 9781598743036 1598743031 9781598743043 159874304X
OCLC Number: 180989451
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Magdalen Norfolk --
Introduction : the power of touch / Elizabeth Pye --
Weighing up the value of touch / Alan Wing, Christos Giachritsis and Roberta Roberts --
Making sense of touch : a multisensory approach to the perception of objects / Charles Spence --
Archaeology of touch : Babylonian magic and healing / Mark Geller --
For your eyes only? the magic touch of relics / Jan Geisbusch --
Don't touch! hands off! art, blindness and the conservation of expertise / Fiona Candlin --
Exploring the role of touch in connoisseurship and the identification of objects / Sally MacDonald --
Understanding objects : the role of touch in conservation / Elizabeth Pye --
The elderly as 'curators' in North London / Michael Rowlands --
Easing the transition : using museum objects with elderly people / Claire Jacques --
The touch experience in museums in the UK and Japan / Julia Cassim --
Touching art, touching you : blindart, sense & sensuality / Sharareh Khayami --
Learning through touch / Tara Trewinnard-Boyle and Emily Tabassi --
To play or not to play : making a collection of musical instruments accessible / Andrew Lamb --
Collaborative touch : working with a community artist to restore a Kwakwa̲ka̲ʹwakw mask / Jessica Johnson --
Touching ghosts : Haptic technologies in museums / David Prytherch and Marie Jefsioutine --
Exploring virtual touch in the creative arts and conservation / Angela Geary.
Series Title: Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Pye, editor.
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