New Thinking: Rules for the (R)evolution of Museums

This thought-provoking collection of essays by leading international museum practitioners focuses on the across-the-board innovations taking place in some of the world’s most forward-thinking museums – and charts the new directions museums will need to take in today’s increasingly challenging and competitive environment. Among twenty world-class organisations sharing their innovative experiences are: the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of London, Royal Collection Enterprises and the Wellcome Collection.

      Among the highly experienced contributors to this volume are:

      1. Ken Arnold, Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection, London
      2. Victoria Dickenson, Chief Knowledge Officer, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
      3. Jeff Gates, Lead Producer New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
      4. Wayne LaBar, formerly Vice President Exhibitions & Featured Experiences, Liberty Science Center
      5. Nuala McGourty, Retail Director, Royal Collection Enterprises
      6. Eithne Nightingale, formerly Head of Diversity Unit, V&A Museum
      7. Ellen Rosenthal, Executive Director, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
      8. Frazer Swift, Head of Learning, Museum of London
      9. Gillian Thomas, President, Miami Science Museum
      10. Margot Wallace, Associate Professor of Marketing, Columbia College

      Serving Children When Parents Come Along
      Ellen M Rosenthal, President and CEO, Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana

      Family Business
      Tom Downey, President, Children’s Museum of Denver

      A Special Service
      Frazer Swift, Head of Learning, Museum of London

      Rules for the (R)evolution of Museums
      Elizabeth Wood, Museum Studies Program Faculty, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indiana

      Capacity Building and Cultural Ownership
      Eithne Nightingale, Head of Diversity Strategy, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

      What Is The Power Of The Object?
      Esben Kjaeldbæk, Head of the Museum of the Danish Resistance 1940-1945, National Museums of Denmark, Copenhagen

      Interpreting The Second World War
      James Taylor, Head of Research & Information, Imperial War Museum, London

      How Museums Speak
      Esben Kjaeldbæk, Head of the Museum of the Danish Resistance 1940-1945, National Museums of Denmark, Copenhagen

      Ethnographic Research: A Fresh Eye On Marketing
      Margot Wallace, Associate Professor, Marketing Communication, Columbia College Chicago

      Creating The Utopian Experience
      Gregory Krum, Director of Retail, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York City

      Increasing Visitor Spend
      Nuala McGourty, Retail Director, Royal Collection Enterprises, London

      Confessions of a Long-Tail Visionary
      Jeff Gates, Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

      Clearing the Path for Sisyphus
      Jeff Gates, Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

      Engaging The Public
      Wayne Labar, Vice President of Exhibitions and Featured Experiences, Liberty Science Center, New Jersey

      Medicine On Show
      Ken Arnold, Head, Public Programmes & Lisa Jamieson, Events Manager, Wellcome Collection, London

      Crossing The Threshold: Design To Engage
      Gillian Thomas, President & Chief Executive, Miami Science Museum

      Science & Technology Exhibits: The Use of Interactives
      Franz Klingender, Curator, Renewable Resources, Canada Science & Technology Museum Corporation

      Collective Conversations
      Malcolm Chapman, Head of Collections Development & Gurdeep Thiara, Curator of Community Engagement, The Manchester Museum, UK

      Old Forms, New Purposes
      Victoria Dickenson, Chief Knowledge Officer, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada

      Inclusive Without Knowing It
      Stephanie Wintzerith, Evaluation & Visitor Studies Consultant, Karlsruhe, Germany

      Title: New Thinking: Rules for the (R)evolution of Museums
      Pages: 416
      Illustrations: 35
      Size: 216 x 140mm
      Date: 2010
      Editions: £44.95 [paperback] | £84.95 [hardback]

      ISBN: 978-0-9561943-9-8 [paperback]
      ISBN: 978-1-907697-04-3 [hardback]

       

       

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