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The Art of Relevance

The Art of Relevance

by Nina Simon

  • Publisher : Museum 2.0
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780692701492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What do the London Science Museum, California Shakespeare Theater, and ShaNaNa have in common? They are all fighting for relevance in an often indifferent world. The Art of Relevance is your guide to mattering more to more people. You'll find inspiring examples, rags-to-relevance case studies, research-based frameworks, and practical advice on how your work can be more vital to your community. Whether you work in museums or libraries, parks or theaters, churches or afterschool programs, relevance can work for you. Break through shallow connection. Unlock meaning for yourself and others. Find true relevance and shine.

The Art of Museum Exhibitions

The Art of Museum Exhibitions
How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences

by Leslie Bedford

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-06-16
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1315418959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

by Franklin D Vagnone,Deborah E Ryan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1315435047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In these days of an aging traditional audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth in new types of communication methods, America’s house museums need to take bold steps and expand their overall purpose beyond those of the traditional museum. They need not only to engage the communities surrounding them, but also to collaborate with visitors on the type and quality of experience they provide. This book is a groundbreaking manifesto that calls for the establishment of a more inclusive, visitor-centered paradigm based on the shared experience of human habitation. It draws inspiration from film, theater, public art, and urban design to transform historic house museums while providing a how-to guide for making historic house museums sustainable, through five primary themes: communicating with the surrounding community, engaging the community, re-imagining the visitor experience, celebrating the detritus of human habitation, and acknowledging the illusion of the shelter’s authenticity. Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums offers a wry, but informed, rule-breaking perspective from authors with years of experience and gives numerous vivid examples of both good and not-so-good practices from house museums in the U.S.

Creating Great Visitor Experiences

Creating Great Visitor Experiences
A Guide for Museums, Parks, Zoos, Gardens & Libraries

by Stephanie Weaver

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-07-11
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 1315431408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Museum and other non-profit professionals have begun to realize that the complete visitor experience is the key to repeat attendance, successful fundraising, and building audience loyalty. Taking lessons learned by successful experience-shapers in the for-profit world, Stephanie Weaver distills this knowledge for museums and other organizations which depend on visitor satisfaction for success. Is your institution welcoming? Are the bathrooms clean? Does the staff communicate well? Are there enough places to sit? These practical matters may mean more to creating a loyal following than any exhibit or program the institution develops. Weaver breaks the visitor experience down to 8 steps and provides practical guidance to museums and related institutions on how to create optimal visitor experiences for each of them. In a workshop-like format, she uses multiple examples, exercises, and resource links to walk the reader through the process.

The Notion of Relevance in Information Science

The Notion of Relevance in Information Science
Everybody knows what relevance is. But, what is it really?

by Tefko Saracevic

  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 1598297694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everybody knows what relevance is. It is a "ya'know" notion, concept, idea–no need to explain whatsoever. Searching for relevant information using information technology (IT) became a ubiquitous activity in contemporary information society. Relevant information means information that pertains to the matter or problem at hand—it is directly connected with effective communication. The purpose of this book is to trace the evolution and with it the history of thinking and research on relevance in information science and related fields from the human point of view. The objective is to synthesize what we have learned about relevance in several decades of investigation about the notion in information science. This book deals with how people deal with relevance—it does not cover how systems deal with relevance; it does not deal with algorithms. Spurred by advances in information retrieval (IR) and information systems of various kinds in handling of relevance, a number of basic questions are raised: But what is relevance to start with? What are some of its properties and manifestations? How do people treat relevance? What affects relevance assessments? What are the effects of inconsistent human relevance judgments on tests of relative performance of different IR algorithms or approaches? These general questions are discussed in detail.

Mounting Frustration

Mounting Frustration
The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

by Susan E. Cahan

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2016-01-15
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0822374897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Mounting Frustration Susan E. Cahan uncovers the moment when the civil rights movement reached New York City's elite art galleries. Focusing on three controversial exhibitions that integrated African American culture and art, Cahan shows how the art world's racial politics is far more complicated than overcoming past exclusions.

The Participatory Museum

The Participatory Museum

by Nina Simon

  • Publisher : Museum 2.0
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0615346502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Visitor participation is a hot topic in the contemporary world of museums, art galleries, science centers, libraries and cultural organizations. How can your institution do it and do it well? The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Museum consultant and exhibit designer Nina Simon weaves together innovative design techniques and case studies to make a powerful case for participatory practice. "Nina Simon's new book is essential for museum directors interested in experimenting with audience participation on the one hand and cautious about upending the tradition museum model on the other. In concentrating on the practical, this book makes implementation possible in most museums. More importantly, in describing the philosophy and rationale behind participatory activity, it makes clear that action does not always require new technology or machinery. Museums need to change, are changing, and will change further in the future. This book is a helpful and thoughtful road map for speeding such transformation." -Elaine Heumann Gurian, international museum consultant and author of Civilizing the Museum "This book is an extraordinary resource. Nina has assembled the collective wisdom of the field, and has given it her own brilliant spin. She shows us all how to walk the talk. Her book will make you want to go right out and start experimenting with participatory projects." -Kathleen McLean, participatory museum designer and author of Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions "I predict that in the future this book will be a classic work of museology." --Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums

Relevance

Relevance
The Power to Change Minds and Behavior and Stay Ahead of the Competition

by Andrea Coville,Paul B. Brown

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-21
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1351860933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today, when companies and customers are faced with an infinite number of messages, the word "relevance" has taken on a new meaning and dimension. We know that relevance matters, but what does that mean exactly? Andy Coville guides leaders and executives toward the realization that if they can focus on a single, guiding principle--a magnetic one--that permeates their brand or company, customers will not only engage but change thinking and behavior in turn. Relevance takes us through the dimensions of relevance--both qualitative and quantitative--in order to find the starting point on the Relevance Scale: where we are and where to go from here. The book walks the reader through the elements of staying relevant as well as the circumstances that contribute to establishing a relevance platform. The author offers many examples as well as explaining messaging strategies. Whether you are working with a consumer product, a nonprofit, or a B2B company, Andy Coville believes you, your brand, or your company have the power to change and influence behavior and make an impact.

The art of war

The art of war

by Sun Tzu

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2020-05-12
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 171694760X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the most famous strategy treatise in the world, which has become a cult book within the company. It proposes valid principles both in the world of military strategy and in business or politics. Despite its age, it is an extremely modern book, which will help to reflect on any type of problem and to propose the necessary strategies to solve it without conflict. The Art of War is the best strategy book of all time. Ideal to apply in all aspects of life to achieve victory without conflict.

Winning the Battle for Relevance

Winning the Battle for Relevance
Why Even the Greatest Become Obsolete... and How to Avoid Their Fate

by Michael McQueen

  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1630478229
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if you were becoming irrelevant and didn’t even realize it? We are living in a time of rapid disruption and upheaval. Once-lucrative revenue models are under siege. Market structures and distribution channels that have been stable for decades are crumbling before our eyes. The demise of brands such as Blockbuster, Borders, and Kodak leaves us with little doubt—shifts are happening, and no organization or brand is immune to extinction. In this landmark bestseller, award-winning trends forecaster and business strategist Michael McQueen explores the 5 reasons even the greatest companies become obsolete. More importantly, Michael looks at what separates the enduring from the endangered. Highlighting principles and lessons from businesses such as Lego, IKEA, and Harley-Davidson, he identifies 6 keys to re-inventing your organization before change forces you to. “This carefully researched and well-written book speaks to the most critical leadership issue facing organizations, businesses, and humanity itself.” Dr. Ken Dovey, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney “Never has a book like Michael McQueen’s been more important. Ignore it at your peril.” Dan Gregory, CEO of The Impossible Institute www.MichaelMcQueen.net

Building Communities, Not Audiences

Building Communities, Not Audiences
The Future of the Arts in the United States

by Doug Borwick

  • Publisher : Artsengaged
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780972780414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S, written and edited by Doug Borwick, holds that established arts organizations, for practical and moral reasons, need to be more deeply connected to their communities. It serves as an essential primer for any member of the arts community-artist, administrator, board member, patron, or friend-who is interested in the future of the arts in the U.S. It also provides new ways of looking at the arts as a powerful force for building better communities and improving lives. "It is from community that the arts developed and it is in serving communities that the arts will thrive . . . Communities do not exist to serve the arts; the arts exist to serve communities." Building Communities, Not Audiences identifies the factors that serve to isolate established arts organizations from their communities, points out the trends that loom as imminent threats to the long-term viability of the artistic status quo, and presents principles and mechanisms whereby arts organizations can significantly extend their reach into the community, supporting enhanced sustainability. Included are case studies and examples of successful community engagement work being conducted by arts organizations from around the U.S. Twenty-three contributors, representing chamber music, dance, museums, opera, orchestras, and theatre as well as an array of arts administration perspectives provide breadth of coverage. "The economic, social, and political environments out of which the infrastructure for Western 'high arts' grew have changed. Today's major arts institutions, products of that legacy, no longer benefit from relatively inexpensive labor, a nominally homogeneous culture, or a polity openly managed by an elite class. Expenses are rising precipitously and competition for major donors is increasing; as a result, the survival of established arts organizations hinges on their ability to engage effectively with a far broader segment of the population than has been true to date." -------------------------- From the Foreword by Rocco Landesman, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts: "I think the days of the arts in ivory towers are behind us; the very best arts organizations are . . . connecting communities with artists . . . . Not only can the arts build communities, I think we must." From the Foreword by Robert L. Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts: "Doug Borwick calls for substantive rather than superficial efforts, authentic and systemic changes. . . . The challenge is not whether to build communities or audiences but how to build communities and audiences together." -------------------------- Contributors: Barbara Schaffer Bacon: Co-Director, Animating Democracy Sandra Bernhard: Director/HGOco, Houston Grand Opera Susan Badger Booth: Professor, Eastern Michigan University Tom Borrup: Principal, Creative Community Builders Ben Cameron: Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation William Cleveland: Director, Center for the Study of Art and Community Lyz Crane: Community Development Consultant David Dombrosky: CMO/InstantEncore Maryo Gard Ewell: Community Arts Consultant Tom Finkelpearl: Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art Pam Korza: Co-Director, Animating Democracy Denise Kulawik: Principal, Oneiros, LLC Helen Lessick: Artist, Civic Art Advocate Dorothy Gunther Pugh: Founder & Artistic Director, Ballet Memphis Stephanie Moore: Arts and Culture Researcher Diane Ragsdale: Cultural Critic, Speaker, Writer Noel Raymond: Co-Director, Pillsbury House Theatre, St. Paul, MN Preranna Reddy: Director-Public Events, Queens Museum of Art Sebastian Ruth: Founder/Artistic Director, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI Russell Willis Taylor: President & CEO, National Arts Strategies James Undercofler: Professor, Drexel University; former President/CEO, Philadelphia Orchestra Roseann Weiss: Director, CAT Institute, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO

Practical Evaluation Guide

Practical Evaluation Guide
Tools for Museums and Other Informal Educational Settings

by Judy Diamond,Jessica J. Luke,David H. Uttal

  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release : 2009-09-16
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0759113041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Administrators of museums and other informal-learning centers often need to demonstrate, in some tangible way, the effectiveness of their institutions as teaching tools. Practical Evaluation Guide discusses specific methods for analyzing audience learning and behavior in museums, zoos, botanic gardens, nature centers, camps, and youth programs. This new edition incorporates the many advances in the burgeoning field of informal learning that have been made over the past decade. Practical Evaluation Guide serves as a basic, easy-to-follow guide for museum professionals and students who want to understand the effects of such public institutions on the people who visit them.

The Social Work of Museums

The Social Work of Museums

by Lois H. Silverman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-12-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1135190496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Interpreting Our Heritage

Interpreting Our Heritage

by Freeman Tilden

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9780807840160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefield areas, historic houses, and museums. By means of guided tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors to these areas receive a very special kind of educatio

Translation and Relevance

Translation and Relevance
Cognition and Context

by Ernst-August Gutt

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-07-16
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1317640896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the outset, this book has evoked strong responses. Its central claim is that given a comprehensive theory of inferential communication, there is no need for a special theory of translation. This has been praised by some as "wise and right" (Dell Hymes) and condemned by others as "astonishing, not to say perverse" (Kirsten Malmkjaer). Gutt's call to move from semiotics to an inferential paradigm of communication remains a challenge for many. The debate continues and so does the demand for the book, resulting in this second edition. There is a 'Postscript' entitled 'A decade later', where the author addresses peer criticism, especially from those involved in the movement of 'translation studies', and attempts to bring out more clearly the unique mandate of translation. New perspectives, such as authenticity, are also introduced. Marginal notes, some tongue-in-cheek, liven up the discussion and new references ensure its currency.

Interpretive Planning for Museums

Interpretive Planning for Museums
Integrating Visitor Perspectives in Decision Making

by Marcella Wells,Barbara H Butler,Judith Koke

  • Publisher : Left Coast Press
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1611321573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book helps museums integrate visitors' perspectives into interpretive planning by recognizing, defining, and recording desired visitor outcomes throughout the planning process.

How to be a Craftivist

How to be a Craftivist

by Sarah Corbett

  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1783524081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'This is mindful activism . . . thought-out, strategic and engaging' Guardian 'I love what Sarah does! It's quiet activism for everyone including introverts' Jon Ronson 'Sarah Corbett mixes an A-grade mind with astonishing creativity and emotional awareness' Lucy Siegle If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn't our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Award-winning campaigner and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett shows how to respond to injustice not with apathy or aggression, but with gentle, effective protest. This is a manifesto – for a more respectful and contemplative activism; for conversation and collaboration where too often these is division and conflict; for using craft to engage, empower and encourage us all to be the change we wish to see in the world. Sarah's craftivism has helped change laws and business policies as well as hearts and minds; here, with thoughtful principles and practical examples, she shows that quiet action can speak as powerfully as the loudest voice.

Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society

Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society

by Pei-Lin Yu,Chen Shen,George S. Smith

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-07-06
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1351332961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the contemporary world, unprecedented global events are challenging our ability to protect and enhance cultural heritage for future generations. Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society examines innovative and flexible approaches to cultural heritage protection. Bringing together cultural heritage scholars and activists from across the world, the volume showcases a spectrum of exciting new approaches to heritage protection, community involvement, and strategic utilization of expertise. The contributions deal with a range of highly topical issues, including armed conflict and non-state actors, as well as broad questions of public heritage, museum roles in society, heritage tourism, disputed ownership, and indigenous and local approaches. In so doing, the volume builds upon, and introduces readers to, a new cultural heritage declaration codified during a 2016 workshop at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada. Offering a clarion call for an enduring spirit of innovation, collaboration, education, and outreach, Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society will be important reading for scholars, students, cultural heritage managers, and local community stakeholders.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

Why Fairy Tales Stick
The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

by Jack Zipes

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1135204349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

The Paradox of Relevance

The Paradox of Relevance
Ethnography and Citizenship in the United States

by Carol J. Greenhouse

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-05-05
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0812204573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 Between 1990 and 1996, the U.S. Congress passed market-based reforms in the areas of civil rights, welfare, and immigration in a series of major legislative initiatives. These were announced as curbs on excessive rights and as correctives to a culture of dependency among the urban poor—stock images of racial and cultural minorities that circulated well beyond Congress. But those images did not circulate unchallenged, even after congressional opposition failed. In The Paradox of Relevance, Carol J. Greenhouse provides a political and literary history of the anthropology of U.S. cities in the 1990s, where—below the radar—New Deal liberalism, with its iconic bond between society and security, continued to thrive. The Paradox of Relevance opens in the midst of anthropology's so-called postmodern crisis and the appeal to relevance as a basis for reconciliation and renewal. The search for relevance leads outward to the major federal legislation of the 1990s and the galvanic political tensions between rights- and market-based reforms. Anthropologists' efforts to inform those debates through "relevant" ethnography were highly patterned, revealing the imprint of political tensions in shaping their works' central questions and themes, as well as their organization, narrative techniques, and descriptive practices. In that sense, federal discourse dominates the works' demonstrations of ethnography's relevance; however, the authors simultaneously resist that dominance through innovations in their own literariness—in particular, drawing on diasporic fiction and sociolegal studies where these articulate more agentive meanings of identity and difference. The paradox of relevance emerges with the realization that in the context of the times, affirming the relevance of ethnography as value-neutral science required the textual practices of advocacy and art.