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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