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Teaching in the art museum : interpretation as experience

Author: Rika Burnham; Elliott Kai-Kee
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2011.
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Teaching in the Art Museum investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. In this book Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee define and articulate a new approach to gallery teaching, one that offers groups of visitors deep and meaningful experiences of interpreting art works through a process of intense, sustained looking and thoughtfully facilitated dialogue.--[book cover]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rika Burnham; Elliott Kai-Kee
ISBN: 9781606060582 1606060589
OCLC Number: 660161999
Description: xii, 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The art of teaching in the museum --
A brief history of teaching in the art museum --
Gallery teaching as guided interpretation --
Intense looks: solitude, scholarship, and a teacher's transformative experience --
Conversation, discussion, and dialogue --
Questioning the use of questions --
Information in gallery teaching: Charles Le Brun's Water tapestry --
Gallery teaching as interpretive play --
The Barnes foundation as a place for teaching --
The last temptation --
The future of teaching in art museums.
Other Titles: Interpretation as experience
Responsibility: Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee.

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At the heart of all good art museum teaching is an effort to bring people and artworks together in meaningful ways. But what constitutes an experience of a work of art? This book addresses these and  Read more...

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"Essential reading for anyone engaged in the interpretation of art."--"The Art Newspaper"

 
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