This ground-breaking 692-page book (part of the three-volume Handbook for Academic Museums) brings together in one place as much good, current thinking as possible about the opportunities and issues unique to academic museums. Wide-ranging and committed, this is a collection of essays written about, by, and for the community of academic museums. Above all, they are intended as a practical resource for that community. The authors were charged with sharing useful information: strategies, best practices, mistakes made, lessons learned, what worked, what didn’t, and why. This book offers the combined wisdom of the profession for the benefit of its practitioners.
Also available in the three-volume Handbook for Academic Museums series: Beyond Exhibitions and Education | Advancing Engagement | The Academic Museums Collection.
1. Strengthening the Teaching Role of the Academic Museum
Creativity and the Relevant Museum: A Proposal
John Stomberg, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Henry McGhie, Manchester Museum, Manchester University
Setting the Table: The Role of University Art Museums in Creating Communities of Awareness Around Eating Disorders
Laura Evans, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas
Go with the Flow: Fluxus at Play in a Teaching Museum
Juliette Bianco, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
The Curatorial Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Engaged Learning in the Academic Museum
Jessica Hunter-Larson, Colorado College
Faculty and Student Curators: An Exhibit Template for Course Integration
Joy Beckman, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College
4. Controversial Projects
Art, Politics, and Hitler's Early Years in Vienna: Managing a Controversy
Deborah Rothschild, Williams College Museum of Art
Effective Collaborations: The Case of the Dominated and Demeaned Exhibition at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Alice Sullivan, Wendy Sepponen and Jenny Kreiger, University of Michigan
Whose Body Now? The Many Lives of a University Medical Collection
Leonie Hannan, UCL Museums and Collections, University College London
5. Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Beyond Collections: Big Issues and University Museums
Jane Pickering, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Cultivating a Curatorial Culture through the College Library
Laurel Bradley, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Aisling Quigley and Heather Tompkins, Carleton College
Pharmacy in the Art Museum: Lessons from an Unlikely Collaboration
Amanda Martin-Hamon, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Pat Villeneuve, Florida State University; and
Barbara Woods, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Where Art and History Meet: A Perspective and an Approach
Rick Riccio, Exhibit Designer and Terry Barnhart, Eastern Illinois University
6. Experiential Learning
A Mutually Beneficial Exchange: The University of Melbourne's Cultural Collections Projects Program
Helen Arnoldi, Cultural Collections, University of Melbourne
University Museums Inspiring the Teachers of Tomorrow
Philip Stephenson, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Strategies for Connecting University Art Galleries, Art Education Certification Programs, and Local Teachers
Stephanie Danker, University of Illinois
Kathy Shiroki, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, and Buffalo State College
7. Collections Stewardship
Achieving Preservation and Access in an Academic Museum
Suzanne Davis, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
University Museums in the Digital Age: The Cravens World Open Storage Teaching Collection at the University at Buffalo
Peter F Biehl and Laura Harrison, State University of New York at Buffalo
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Exercise in Curatorial Practice
Louise Lincoln, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
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. Jandl has organized numerous exhibitions, including the Labeltalk series, and has published on Man Ray. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an M.A. 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 B.A. 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 Handbook for Academic Museums is a vital resource for anyone working in or concerned about such museums. It will become the standard text for generations to come."
James Cuno, President & CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust
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: Exhibitions and Education: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume 1
Editors: Stefanie S Jandl and Mark S Gold
Colour illustrations: 86
Size: 216 x 140mm
Date: 2015 (2nd edition)
Editions: £69 [paperback] | 69 [eBook]
ISBN: 978-1-910144-43-5 [paperback]
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