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Museum Texts : Comunication Frameworks - Louise Ravelli

Museum Texts

Comunication Frameworks

Paperback Published: 8th December 2005
ISBN: 9780415284301
Number Of Pages: 182

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Answering key questions in the study of how museums communicate, Louise Ravelli provides a set of frameworks to investigate the complexities of communication in museums: * What is an appropriate level of complexity for a written label? * Why do some choice in language make a more direct relation to visitors? * Is there a correct way of presenting a particular view of content? * How do design practices contribute to the overall meanings being made? The frameworks enhances the way we critically analyze and understand museums text, both in the sense of conventional written texts in museums and in an expanded sense of the museum as a whole operating as a communicative text. Using a wide range of examples to demonstrate that all communication needs to be understood in relation to its social context, Ravelli argues that communication contributes fundamentally to what a museum is, who it relates to and what it stands for. Not only museum studies and communications studies students, but also professionals in the field will find "Museum Texts "an indispensable guide on communication frameworks.

List of illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Illustration and text sourcesp. xii
Introduction: texts, frameworks and meaningsp. 1
Organisation as a way of making meaning: using language to organise, shape and connectp. 17
Focus: making texts accessible: adjusting the level of complexityp. 49
Interacting in and through language: using language to relate, engage and evaluatep. 69
Representing the world through language: using language to portray, interpret and constructp. 95
Extending the frameworks: understanding exhibitions and museums as textsp. 119
Conclusion: integrating the frameworksp. 149
Notesp. 160
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 174
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ISBN: 9780415284301
ISBN-10: 0415284309
Series: Museum Meanings (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 8th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 17.58  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1