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The art of museum exhibitions : how story and imagination create aesthetic experiences / Leslie Bedford

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Bedford, Leslie  Search this
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168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
MSRL copy gift purchased from the C. Michael Gooden Endowment.
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
"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.
Museum exhibits--Psychological aspects  Search this
Aesthetics  Search this
Imagination  Search this
Creative thinking  Search this
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