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Museum Objects, Health and Healing : the Relationship Between Exhibitions and Wellness.

Author: Brenda Cowan; Ross Laird; Jason McKeown
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge research in museum studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cowan, Brenda.
Museum Objects, Health and Healing : The Relationship Between Exhibitions and Wellness.
Milton : Routledge, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Cowan; Ross Laird; Jason McKeown
ISBN: 9780429885761 0429885768 9780429885754 042988575X 9780429885747 0429885741 9780429467813 0429467818
OCLC Number: 1122455055
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; SECTION I: Our primal dialogue with objects; 1 Ordinary portents; 2 Object scholars and the literature; Guiding themes; 3 The power of objects; Humanness; The universal; SECTION II: The theory of psychotherapeutic object dynamics; 4 Creation of the theory; Encounters in the wild; Among the totems; Genesis of the psychotherapeutic object dynamics; 5 The theory and framework; Associating; Composing; Giving/receiving; Making; Releasing/unburdening; Synergizing; Touching Psychotherapeutic object dynamics interrelationshipsSECTION III: Therapeutic object practices in clinical and educational settings; 6 The wilderness within; Releasing heaviness; Making and tending fire; Beads, letters, and photographs; Symbolic objects; Natural sculptures; The potential of therapeutic objects; 7 Creativity and the true teacher; Inner and outer worlds; Vulnerability and care; Engagement and play; Facilitation and attentiveness; Empowered participants; Emotional safety; Inward and onward; SECTION IV: Health and healing in the museum setting 8 Seeing through a new lens: the empirical researchCriteria; Process and findings; 9 The National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Overview of findings; Expressions of the dynamics; 10 The War Childhood Museum; Overview of findings; Expressions of the dynamics; 11 The Derby Museum and Art Gallery; Overview of findings; Connection; Expressions of the dynamics; 12 The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology); Overview of findings; Expressions of the dynamics; SECTION V: Implications for museums; 13 The museum-wellness connection; Therapeutic engagement in museum settings Supporting the museum communityRecommendations for therapeutic organizational development; 14 Working with trauma, grief, and related challenges; Trauma; Understanding the mechanisms of trauma; Grief and loss; Shame; Intentional process and design; Training and competency for museum research and therapeutic activities; Conclusion; A living presence; Deconstructing silos, pursuing possibilities, and finding freedom; Moving onward, deeply into, and farther beyond; References; Index
Series Title: Routledge research in museum studies.

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