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Museum, Media, Message : Heritage: Care-preservation-management - Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Museum, Media, Message

Heritage: Care-preservation-management

Hardcover Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780415116725
Number Of Pages: 316
For Ages: 18 years old

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Collecting together a group of talented writers, Museum, Media, Message considers, in depth, the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication including: museums as media; museums and audience; and the evaluation of museums.


Addressing the need for museums to develop better knowledge of visitor experience, this volume introduces a broad range of issues, and presents the ultimate how, why and who of museum communication.


Museum, Media, Message combines philosophical discussion, practical examples and case studies and examines museum communication in three sections:



  • analyzing how museums and galleries construct and transmit complex systems of value through processes of collection and exhibition

  • raising philosophical and management issues and exploration of work with specific audiences

  • introducing methods for studying the audiences' experiences of communication events in museums.


Perfect for people who want to develop a more critical and informed professional museum practice, and for students looking to enhance their skills of analysis and reflection, this book is of value to anyone interested in the current debates and issues of this new and growing field.

Museums and communication - an introductory essay Eilean
Museums as Media
Collecting as media and message
The museum message between the document and information Ivo Maroevic Exhibitions as communicative media
Observations on semiotic aspects in the museum work of Otto Neurath
Early museums and nineteenth century media
New technologies for museum communication
Education, sunflowers and the new vulgarity in art museums Sanford
Communication in Action
Changing media, changing messages Michael Wallace
Museums in Partnership
A manager discusses museum communication
Learning from each other - museums and older members of the community - The People's Story
Museums and disabled people: the case for Partnerships and collaboration
Integrating school visits, tourists and the community at the ARC, York
Getting the message: planning a responsive service
Museums, myths and missionaries -redressing the past for a new South Africa
Evaluating the communication process
Evaluating teaching and learning in museums
Responsive evaluation in museum education - a case-study
Museum as media in aesthetic response Andrea
Evaluation of the school work in 'The Rutland Dinosaur Gallery'
The evaluation of museum-school programmes: the case of historical sites
Andragogy (adult education) in the museum: a critical analysis and new formulation Colette
Communicating and learning in Gallery
evidence from a visitor study Jane
Family groups in museums - an Indian experience
Here to help - evaluation and effectiveness
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ISBN: 9780415116725
ISBN-10: 0415116724
Series: Heritage: Care-preservation-management
Audience: General
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1

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