9780415080170

Museum Exhibition: Theory and Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415080170

  • ISBN10:

    0415080177

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/26/1996
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This comprehensive study covers a wide range of exhibitions, care of exhibits, exhibition evaluation and administration. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk .

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(1)
The museum exhibition mission
2(1)
Types of exhibits
3(2)
The role of interpretation
5(2)
Conclusions
7(1)
The exhibition development process
8(11)
Approaches to planning
8(3)
Conceptual phase
11(3)
Development phase
14(3)
Functional phase
17(1)
Assessment phase
18(1)
Audiences and learning
19(13)
People and museums
19(1)
Targeting audiences
20(3)
Motivations
23(2)
Learning and museum exhibitions
25(5)
Conclusions
30(2)
Designing exhibitions
32(35)
Value
32(1)
Color
33(2)
Texture
35(1)
Balance
36(1)
Line
37(2)
Shape
39(1)
Human factors in exhibition design
39(12)
Behavioral tendencies
51(1)
Methodologies and design strategies
52(1)
Traffic flow approaches
53(2)
Object arrangement
55(7)
Special considerations
62(2)
Presenting design ideas
64(3)
Controlling the exhibition environment
67(15)
Identification and scope
69(1)
Macro-environments
69(10)
Special concerns of micro-environments
79(2)
Conclusions
81(1)
Exhibition administration
82(9)
Scheduling
82(2)
Contracting
84(2)
Production and resource management
86(1)
Documentation
87(1)
Publicity and marketing
88(3)
Exhibition evaluation
91(12)
What to evaluate
92(4)
When to evaluate
96(2)
How to evaluate
98(3)
Conclusions
101(2)
Storyline and text development
103(29)
The storyline
103(3)
Storyline elements
106(4)
Text preparation
110(6)
Guidelines for writing effective text
116(3)
Typography and production methods
119(7)
Type specifications
126(5)
Conclusions
131(1)
Computers in the exhibition environment
132(11)
Computer capabilities and uses
133(1)
Computers as exhibition elements
134(1)
Computers in exhibition production
135(3)
Computers as administrative aids
138(3)
Conclusions
141(2)
Appendix 1 Infestation report 143(4)
Appendix 2 Exhibition request form 147(6)
Appendix 3 Checklist for exhibition development 153(6)
Glossary 159(8)
Notes 167(2)
Bibliography 169(4)
Index 173

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