Cities, museums and soft power / [edited by] Gail Dexter Lord, Ngaire Blankenberg

Lord, Gail Dexter [ed.] | Blankenberg, Ngaire [ed.].
ISBN: 9781941963036 .Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Alliance of Museums Press, cop. 2015Description: vii, 263 p.Online resources: Ressenya a Interacció Summary: With contributions by thirteen experts from ten countries, Cities, Museums and Soft Power is a fascinating and important book that demonstrates what "sleeping giants" the world's 80.000 museums are —as education centers, employers and, last but not least, magnets for creative industries and engines of economic development. Here's hoping that this book helps awaken them. (Font: Prefaci)
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Molho, Jérémie. "Cities, museums and soft power". The journal of arts management, law, and society, 1063-2921 Vol. 46, no 5 (2016), p. 2300-302

With contributions by thirteen experts from ten countries, Cities, Museums and Soft Power is a fascinating and important book that demonstrates what "sleeping giants" the world's 80.000 museums are —as education centers, employers and, last but not least, magnets for creative industries and engines of economic development. Here's hoping that this book helps awaken them. (Font: Prefaci)

Acknowledgements -- Preface / Richard Florida -- 1. Introduction: Why Cities, Museums and Soft Power / Gail Dexter Lord, Ngaire Blankenberg -- 2. The Economics of Museums and Cities / Javier Jimenez -- 3. Museums in Public Diplomacy / Federica Olivares -- 4. London’s Knowledge Quarter: The Soft Power of Museums in the Knowledge of Economy and Urban Development / Baillie Card -- 5. Museums in the Age of Brazilian Soft Power / Gegê Leme Joseph -- 6. Museums as Signifiers in the Gulf / Hayfa Matar -- 7. When Soft Powers Collide / Ngaire Blankenberg -- 8. Unearthing the Genius Loci of Museums in the Indian Subcontinent / Batul Raaj Mehta -- 9. Cultural Nomads: Creative People on the Road / Robert Punkenhofer -- 10. Cranking up the Soft Power Engine of Chinese Museums / An Laishun, Ph.D. -- 11. A Tale of Two Civil and Human Rights Cities / Gail Dexter Lord, Joy Bailey Bryant -- 12. Cairo and Its Museums: From Multiculturalism to Leadership in Sustainable Development / Mohamed Gamal Rashed -- 13. Global and Local: Fairs and Biennials, Temporary Urbanism and Pop-Up Museums / Lourdes Fernández (translation: Marina Ramirez) -- 14. The Museum Building Boom / Guido Guerzoni -- 15. Thirty-Two Ways for Museums to Activate their Soft Power / Ngaire Blankenberg, Gail Dexter Lord -- Authors -- Bibliography -- Index

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