Jüdische Museen zwischen gestern und morgen - Jewish Museums Past and Future

Jüdische Museen zwischen gestern und morgen - Jewish Museums Past and Future

Author: Danielle Spera

Publisher: StudienVerlag

ISBN: 9783706557344

Category: History

Page: 192

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Der 10. Band des vom Jüdischen Museum Wien herausgegebenen "Wiener Jahrbuchs für Jüdische Geschichte, Kultur und Museumswesen" ist im Zusammenhang mit der neuen permanenten Ausstellung entstanden, die im November 2013 eröffnet wurde. Dieser Band zeichnet die begleitenden Reflexionen zur Konzeption der neuen Dauerausstellung nach und gibt Einblick in die Kommunikation mit zwei Gruppen, die für die Arbeit am Museum von immanenter Bedeutung sind: zum einen die BesucherInnen des Museums, die sich aus unterschiedlicher Motivation und mit verschiedenem Hintergrund für einen Besuch im Jüdischen Museum Wien entscheiden, zum anderen die WissenschaftlerInnen und AutorInnen, die in ihren Disziplinen und Themen immer wieder auch jene Felder durchdenken, die von jüdischen Museen thematisiert und "ausgestellt" werden. Die Interviews mit Philipp Blom, Dan Diner, Maximilian Gottschlich, Albert Lichtblau, Eva Menasse, Oliver Rathkolb, Barbara Staudinger und Ruth Wodak führten Museums-Direktorin Danielle Spera und Chefkurator Werner Hanak-Lettner in der Vorbereitungszeit zur neuen permanenten Ausstellung. Erstmals erscheint ein Band aus dieser Reihe zweisprachig (Deutsch/Englisch).

Natural History Museums

Natural History Museums

Author: Paisley S. Cato

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896722406

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Topics that will prove useful to all persons involved with natural history museums include: conservation, care, use, management, and preservation of collections; role of exhibits and guidelines for approaches to creating new exhibits; the future for natural history museums and prospects for funding.

Exploring Indiana's Museums

Exploring Indiana's Museums

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

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Discover the rich historical heritage of Indiana using this comprehensive directory of the state's diverse assortment of musuems. Exploring Indiana's Museums includes the complete book, Short History of Museums, as well as a history of the Indiana State Museum and its State Historic Sites. The Short History of Museums relates the history of the ancient museums and includes a listing of the world's leading museums. This guide in an invaluable aid to homeschool parents on a quest to educate their children in the history and culture of Indiana. The guide includes history, art, train, fire department, children's and many other types of musuems. At the time of this book’s publishing Indiana had approximately 348 museums located in most of its counties. history, Local, guide, sites, directory, historic, homeschool

Museums without Borders

Museums without Borders

Author: Robert R. Janes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317443230

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is conventionally assumed. He approaches the fundamental questions of why museums exist and what they mean in terms of identity, community, and the future of civil life. This book consists of four Parts: Indigenous Peoples; Managing Change; Social Responsibility, and Activism and Ethics. The Parts are ordered chronologically and each begins with an introduction and an overview of the ensuing articles which situates the papers in their historical and cultural contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, ethnography, museum studies and management theory, Janes both questions and supports mainstream museum practice in a constructive and self-reflective manner, offering readers alternative viewpoints on important issues. Considering concepts not generally recognized in museum practice, such as the Roman leadership model of primus inter pares and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Janes argues that the global museum community must examine how they can meet the needs of the planet and its inhabitants. Museums without Borders?charts the evolving role of the contemporary museum in the face of environmental, societal and ethical challenges, and explores issues that have, and will, continue to shape the museum sector for decades to come. This book demonstrates that it is both reasonable and essential to expand the purpose of museums at this point in history – not only because of their unique characteristics and value to society, but also because of Janes’ respect and admiration for their rich legacy. It is time that museums assist in the creation of a new, caring, and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. This can only be done through authentic engagement with contemporary issues and aspirations.

Museums and Community

Museums and Community

Author: Elizabeth Crooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134305940

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums and local groups, Crooke examines one of the museum's primary responsibilities – working with different communities and using collections to encourage people to learn about their own histories, and to understand other people's. Arguing for a much closer examination of this concept of community, and of the significance of museums to different communities, Museums and Community is a dynamic look at a relationship that has, in modern times, never been more important.

Food and Museums

Food and Museums

Author: Nina Levent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262255

Category: Art

Page: 384

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Museums of all kinds – art, history, culture, science centers and heritage sites – are actively engaging with food through exhibitions, collections, and stories about food production, consumption, history, taste, and aesthetics. Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops. Food and Museums is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food. This edited collection features theoretical analysis from cultural historians, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and food studies scholars; interviews with museum professionals, artists and chefs; and critical case studies from a wide range of cultural institutions and museums to establish an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of the role of food in museums. Exploring the richness and complexity of sensory, cultural, social, and political significance of food today as well as in the past, the book demonstrates how food is changing the current museological landscape. A fascinating look at contemporary museums through the lens of food, this is an essential read for students and researchers in museum studies, food studies, cultural studies, and sensory studies as well as museum and food professionals.

Folklife and Museums

Folklife and Museums

Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

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This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.

Handbook for Museums

Handbook for Museums

Author: David Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.

Museums of Communism

Museums of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253050311

Category: History

Page: 442

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How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth.