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Author Bedford, Leslie, author
Title The art of museum exhibitions : how story and imagination create aesthetic experiences / Leslie Bedford
Imprint Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 2014
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  AM7 .B353 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020795341
Descript 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professional's vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as interactive, emotional, embodied, imaginative experiences opens a new vista for those designing them. Using examples both from her own work at the Boston Children's Museum and from other institutions around the globe, Bedford offers the museum professional a bold new vision built around narrative, imagination, and aesthetics, merging the work of the educator with that of the artist. It is important reading for all museum professionals"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
Introduction -- Part I. Contemporary Exhibition Theories. Chapter 1. Exhibitions as education ; Chapter 2. Alternative exhibition models -- Part II. Constructing a New Model. Chapter 3. Story ; Chapter 4. Imagination ; Chapter 5. John Dewey and art as experience -- Part III. Working in the Subjunctive Mood. Chapter 6. Creating and experiencing the exhibition medium -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the author
Subject Museum exhibits -- Psychological aspects
ART / Museum Studies. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Museum Administration & Museology. bisacsh
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education. bisacsh
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