Museum, media, message / edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean [ed.].
ISBN: 0415116724.Publisher: London : Routledge, 1995Description: xvi, 299 p.Series: Museums: new visions, new approaches: Summary: This volume considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audiences and the evaluation of museums. Museum, Media, Message begins by placing museum communication in the context of mass communication and media studies. The book is divided into three sections, the first analysing how museums and galleries construct and transmit complex systems of value and legitimation through processes of collection and exhibition. The second section raises philosophical and management issues and explores examples of Work with specific audiences. The third section uses examples and case-studies to introduce methods for studying the audiences' experiences of communication events in museums. Museum, Media, Message is compiled for people who want to develop a more critical and informed professional practice in relation to museum and gallery audiences. The mix of philosophical discussion and practical examples will enable readers to develop their skills of analysis and reflection on day-to-day activities. The book will also be of value to people in related fields who are interested in current debates and issues in museums. (Font: Editor)
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This volume considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audiences and the evaluation of museums. Museum, Media, Message begins by placing museum communication in the context of mass communication and media studies. The book is divided into three sections, the first analysing how museums and galleries construct and transmit complex systems of value and legitimation through processes of collection and exhibition. The second section raises philosophical and management issues and explores examples of Work with specific audiences. The third section uses examples and case-studies to introduce methods for studying the audiences' experiences of communication events in museums. Museum, Media, Message is compiled for people who want to develop a more critical and informed professional practice in relation to museum and gallery audiences. The mix of philosophical discussion and practical examples will enable readers to develop their skills of analysis and reflection on day-to-day activities. The book will also be of value to people in related fields who are interested in current debates and issues in museums. (Font: Editor)

Museums and communication : an introductory essay / Eilean Hooper-Greenhill -- Collecting as medium and message / Susan Pearce -- The museum message : between the document and information / Ivo Maroevic -- Exhibitions as communicative media / Flora E.S. Kaplan -- Observations on semiotic aspects in the museum work of Otto Neurath : reflections on the 'Bildpädagogische Schriften' (writings on visual education) / Hadwig Kräutler -- Early museums and nineteenth-century media / Rosemary Flanders -- New technologies for museum communication / Anne Fahy -- Education, sunflowers and the new vulgarity in art museums / Sanford Sivitz Shaman -- Changing media, changing messages / Mike Wallace -- Museums in partnership / Gaynor Kavanagh -- A museum manager discusses museum communication / Stephen Locke -- Learning from each other : museums and older members of the community : the People's story / Sandra Marwick -- Disabled people and museums : the case for partnership and collaboration / Eleanor Hartley -- Integrating school visits, tourists and the community at the Archaeological Resource Centre, York, UK / Andrew Jones -- Changing our minds : planning a responsive museum service / Sally MacDonald -- Museums, myths and missionaries : redressing the past for a new South Africa / Janet Hall -- Evaluating teaching and learning in museums / George E. Hein -- Responsive evaluation in museum education / Ian Kelman -- The museum as medium in the aesthetic response of schoolchildren / Andrea Weltzl-Fairchild -- Evaluation of school work in the Rutland Dinosaur Gallery / Kate Pontin -- The evaluation of museum-school programmes : the case of historic sites / Michel Allard -- Andragogy (adult education) in the museum : a critical analysis and new formulation / Colette Dufresne-Tassé -- Communicating and learning in Gallery 33 : evidence from a visitor study / Jane Peirson Jones -- Family groups in museum : an Indian experience / B. Venugopal -- Here to help : evaluation and effectiveness / Sandra Bicknell

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