"In the end, it is up to you. [A recent study] concluded that the most important factor in the success of a museum was a committed director who was willing to give 200% to the cause. The path is long, but the rewards are great. Develop a thick skin and don't be discouraged. Keep your eyes on the prize! You can get there and it will be worth it." - Lyndel King, Director, Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.
In its 440 pages, The Innovative Museum shares the experience of some of the world's leading international thinkers and practitioners in the field of innovation and museums. Together, these essays provide sound, practice-based examples of the process of successful innovation, especially in the key areas of communication, inclusion and change in a museum, gallery and heritage context. The many pioneering institutions whose experiences are featured include:
Straight Talk on Building a Positive Relationship with University Administration
Lyndel King, Director, Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Telling Stories with Games
Joe Cutting, Director, Joe Cutting Digital Exhibits, York, UK
Immersive Games: An Alternative Reality for Museums
Alex Moseley, Teaching Fellow, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK
Portable and Playful: Locative Media, Art and Games in the Mobile Space
Martha Ladly, Associate Professor, Ontario College of Art & Design University, Canada
The Player’s Voice: Using Evaluation to Bring the Player into the Development Process
David T Schaller, Founder & Principal, Eduweb and Kate Haley Goldman, Audience Viewpoints
Are We There Yet?
Magdalena Mieri, Director of the Program in Latino History and Culture, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, USA
Communities are for Life, Not Just for Christmas
Dhikshana Turakhia, Team Leader - Interactive Galleries, Science Museum, London
Old Forms, New Purposes
Victoria Dickenson, Director, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Canada
Contextualising and Challenging Assumptions
Kate Gerard, Institute of Education, University of London
Creativity and the Relevant Museum: A Proposal
John R Stomberg, Director, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA
Sitting on the Fence… What’s The Point?
Adrian Kerr, Manager, Museum of Free Derry, Derry, UK
Museum as Creativity: Building the Universal Through the Individual
Darko Babic and Zeljka Miklosevic, Department of Museology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Forgetting, Remembering: The Jihad Museum and the Victims Museum in Afghanistan
Sophia Milosevic Bijleveld, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
Sites of Conscience: Past to Present, Memory to Action
Bix Gabriel, Director of External Relations, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, USA
Title: The Innovative Museum: It's Up To You...
Size: 203 x 127mm
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