The Social Media Collection

Each of our carefully-selected Book Collections is designed
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This three-volume, 1484-page collection examines how museums and galleries are using social media for an increasingly wide and exciting range of activities. Included in the collection are the following titles:

Katy Beale (Editor of Museums at Play) is co-founder and director of Caper, an agency that inspires disruptive thinking and digital innovation across culture, creative, technology and not-for-profit sectors. Katy has been delivering award-winning, landmark projects for creative, cultural and heritage organizations since 2001, specialising in building new networks and audiences, creating communication and digital strategies, and producing content. She has worked with Culture Hack, Royal Academy of Arts, Tate, Royal Opera House, Crafts Council, Science Museum and BBC Radio 3. She also speaks regularly at conferences, specialising in reinventing the cultural sector through digital technology.

James E Katz (Joint-Editor, Creativity & Technology) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University where he also directs the Center for Mobile Communication Studies.

Wayne LaBar (Joint-Editor, Creativity & Technology) is Principal and Founder of Alchemy Studios and formerly Vice President of Exhibitions and Featured Experiences at Liberty Science Center.

Ellen Lynch (Joint-Editor, Creativity & Technology) is the Director of Exhibition Development and Operations at Liberty Science Center.





Creativity and Technology
Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize the museum experience. This book shares perspectives and findings that will help practitioners navigate this new learning terrain.
Marsha Semmel, Deputy Director for Museums, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington DC.

This important collection of essays delves into a complex and exciting world, and makes a key contribution to this developing field.
Dr. Lynda Kelly, Head of Web and Audience Research, Australian Museum, Sydney.

Conversations with Visitors
Social media is changing the workings of our museums. Our hierarchical structure has historically disseminated information from our experts to our visitors. The envisioned twenty-first century model, however, is more level. Instead of a one-way presentation, online visitors are often interested in having a conversation with our curators and content providers. And many of us are joining our traditional experts in representing our institutions in these conversations. In response, new media specialists have been looking for ways to engage our public by designing and using applications that encourage dialogue…
Jeff Gates, Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Creativity and Technology: Social Media, Mobiles and Museums
Editors: James E Katz, Wayne LaBar and Ellen Lynch
Pages: 470
Illustrations: 41
Size: 203 x 127mm
ISBN: 978-1-907697-11-1 [paperback] | 978-1-907697-12-8 [hardback]

Conversations with Visitors: Social Media and Museums
Pages: 360
Illustrations: 52
Size: 203 x 127mm
ISBN: 978-1-907697-38-8 [paperback] | 978-1-907697-37-1 [hardback]

Museums At Play – Games, Interaction and Learning
Editor: Katy Beale
Pages: 654
Illustrations: 150
Size: 216 x 140mm
ISBN: 978-1-907697-13-5 [paperback] | 978-1-907697-14-2 [hardback]

OFFICIAL PRICE: £154.85 [paperback] | £254.85 [hardback]
COLLECTION PRICE: £105 [paperback] | £165 [hardback]
YOU SAVE: £49.85 [paperback] | £89.85

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