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Redisplaying Museum Collections : Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums

Author: Hannah Paddon
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation to the final stages of museum re-opening and exhibition  Read more...
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Paddon, Hannah.
Redisplaying Museum Collections : Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Paddon
ISBN: 9781409447085 1409447081 1322433690 9781322433691 1409447073 9781409447078 9781472406255 1472406257
OCLC Number: 890981931
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Catalysing change : the Heritage Lottery Fund --
Re/displaying and re/interpreting collections : three British museums --
Decision-making, communication and teamwork : key elements in the process of collection redisplay --
Re/displaying and re/interpreting collections : the key factors --
The core exhibition team --
Agendas : museum-related initiatives and government policies --
Harmonising with architecture --
Shifting power : the audience in the museum --
Visitor-centred goals --
Playing it safe? --
Conflicting interests --
Offering different social and educational experiences --
Designing for flexibility --
Displaying biology in the twenty-first century museum --
Lessons learnt --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Hannah Paddon.

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This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the  Read more...

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