Beyond Exhibitions and Education

Beyond Exhibitions and Education is the second of three volumes in the acclaimed Handbook for Academic Museums series,  which gathers together good current thinking on the opportunities and issues unique to museums with an academic role. The result is a collection of best practices, innovations, and sound approaches that offer guidance and inspiration for the entire community, large and small, well-endowed and modestly-resourced alike. 

This substantial handbook (616 pages) is - above all - a practical resource and addresses the strategic issues of mission, the relationship to the governing organization, phases of birth and growth of academic museums, new technologies, and the collection as an "asset" of the parent organization.
 
Also available in the three-volume Handbook for Academic Museums series: Exhibitions and Education | Advancing Engagement | The Academic Museums Collection
Introduction
Stefanie S Jandl and Mark S Gold
 
1. Reimagining the Academic Museum
The College Art Museum As The Crossroads 
John R. Stomberg, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
 
Transforming the Manchester Museum 
Nicholas Merriman, The Manchester Museum
 
Public Engagement, Research and Teaching: The Shared Aims of the University of Aberdeen and its Museums 
Neil G. Curtis, University of Aberdeen
 
Getting Everyone to Think with Things: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University 
Steven Lubar & Emily Stokes Rees, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
 
The Mellon Foundation: Transforming College and University Art Museums in the U.S. 
Stefanie S. Jandl, Independent Museum Professional
 
Conditions of Success: The Exemplary Campus Art Museum and its Parent Organization
Corrine Glesne, Independent Museum Professional
 
2. The Museum and its Parent Organization 
Modeling Governance Structures for University Museums and Collections 
Andrew Simpson, Macquarie University, Australia
 
Something for Everyone? The Great North Museum at Newcastle University 
Eric Cross, Newcastle University, Rhiannon Mason, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies and Steve McLean, Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums
 
Constituencies of an Academic Art Museum 
Brian T. Allen, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy
 
A New Governance Model 
Jill Hartz, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon  
 
Straight Talk on Building a Positive Relationship with University Administration
Lyndel King, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
 
3. Start-up, Growth and Change
Small, New and Regional: Meeting the Challenges of a Young University Art Museum 
Lisa Chandler, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
 
From Residence to Relevance:  Making an Academic Museum at Harford Community College
Ann S. Persson, Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College
 
Ukrainian University Museums - The Search for New Paths 
Liliya Kazantzeva, Astronomical Museum, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine 
 
Expanding the Museum: A Study of the University of Virginia Art Museum 
Taylor Horak, Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Brand in the Shadow 
Margot Wallace, Columbia College Chicago
 
4. Embracing New Media and Technology 
A Space for Innovation and Experimentation: University Museums as Test Beds for New Digital Technologies 
Tonya Nelson, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London and Sally MacDonald, University College London
 
Creating a Virtual Museum of Antiquities: An Interactive Teaching Tool 
Michael Schmitz, University of New England, Australia
 
Social Media as a Tool for Cultivating Relationships with Staff and Students at a University Museum 
Pippa Gardner, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia 
 
5. The Academic Museum Beyond Campus 
Integrating Community-Based Learning and Stimulating Connectedness while Commemorating the Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary 
Stephen Whittington, Abbey Keener and Roman Safiullin, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
 
6. Monetization of the Collection to Support the Parent Organization
Trustees of Parent Organizations: Just Doing Their Job
Mark S. Gold, Parese Sabin Smith & Gold, LLP
 
Randolph College: A Study in Governance and Decision-making 
John E. Klein and Peter Dean, Randolph College
 
When the Unthinkable Happens: Fault Lines and Horizon Lines at the Rose Art Museum 
Nancy J. Scott, Brandeis University
 
Issues Regarding Donor Intent in the Fisk-O'Keeffe Litigation 
Donn Zaretsky, John Silberman Associates, PC
 
 

Stefanie S Jandl is an independent museum professional with expertise in strengthening the teaching role of academic museums within their campus communities. She was the Andrew W Mellon Associate Curator for Academic Programs at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA, where she helped strengthen the museum’s Mellon Foundation-funded academic outreach program. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including the Labeltalk series, and has published on Man Ray. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an MA in Art History from Williams College.

Mark S Gold is a partner in the law firm of Parese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP, in Williamstown, MA. His diverse practice includes non-profit and museum law and he has done considerable research into the ethical rules on using the proceeds of deaccessioning. Gold is a Board Member of the New England Museum Association and holds a BA in International Studies and Economics from The American University, a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

A vital resource... the standard text for generations to come.
James Cuno, President & CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust.

"Academic museums are a means through which the academy can engage with the community, both local and national, to allow society to gain access to knowledge - A Handbook for Academic Museums demonstrates how this is made possible."
Kate Pretty, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.
 
The many fine essays… will delight all readers.
Jock Reynolds, The Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery.

Essential reading for all who work with and benefit from these unique institutions. 
Kimerly Rorschach, Director, Seattle Art Museum; President, Association of Art Museum Directors.

Responses to the new realities from some of the leading thinkers in the field. 
William U Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art.

As a recently-established academic museum, we are trying to teach our community about the role of such an institution on their campus and the essays in the Handbook for Academic Museums provide excellent stories and proven successes. 
Dr Natalie R. Marsh, Director, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, OH.

Title: Beyond Exhibitions and Education: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume 2
Editors: Stefanie S Jandl and Mark S Gold 
Pages: 616
Colour illustrations: 58
Size: 216 x 140mm
Date: 2015 (2nd edition)
 
ISBN: 978-1-910144-46-6 [paperback]
ISBN: 978-1-910144-47-3 [hardback]
 
 

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