Museums at Play

Museums at Play showcases tried and tested examples from the sector and seeks to inspire further informed use of games as part of the museum toolbox.

Museums at Play

Author: Katy Beale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781907697357

Page: 653

View: 299

Museums are using games in many ways - for interpretation, education, marketing, outreach and events. Museums at Play showcases tried and tested examples from the sector and seeks to inspire further informed use of games as part of the museum toolbox.

Museums at Play

"Museums at Play" provides an extraordinary and comprehensive international overview of the development, use and evaluation of games within museum and cultural contexts, through more than 40 detailed case studies.

Museums at Play

Author: Katy Beale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781907697135

Page: 653

View: 403

"Museums at Play" provides an extraordinary and comprehensive international overview of the development, use and evaluation of games within museum and cultural contexts, through more than 40 detailed case studies.

Families at Play

... are similarities and differences between visiting a museum, a zoo, or a library and playing video games in their opportunities for family learning.

Families at Play

Author: Sinem Siyahhan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037467

Page: 216

View: 598

A new perspective on games and families -- Strengthening family relations -- Family learning and video games -- Understanding oneself, each other, and the world -- Developing a learning culture through gaming -- Designing for intergenerational play

Children at Play

After visiting the living history museum at Colonial Williamsburg, Rowland decided to create a “miniature version” of historical life using “the very ...

Children at Play

Author: Howard P. Chudacoff

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716652

Page: 269

View: 999

Explores the history of play in the U.S. from the point of view of children between six and twelve.

Ancient Egyptians at Play

(Israel Antiquities Authority), Christopher Sutherns (British Museum), Tracey Golding (Petrie Museum), Vincent Rondot (Musée du Louvre) and Isabelle ...

Ancient Egyptians at Play

Author: Walter Crist

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147422119X

Page: 224

View: 703

The rich history of Egypt has provided famous examples of board games played in antiquity. Each of these games provides evidence of contact between Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's past is visible on game boards. This volume starts by introducing the reader to board games as well as instruments of chance and goes on to trace the history and distribution of ancient Egyptian games, looking particularly at how they show contact with other cultures and civilizations. Game practices, which were also part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled throughout the eastern Mediterranean. This book explores the role of Egypt in accepting and disseminating games during its long history. Over the last few years, the extent and the modes of contact have become better understood through museum and archival research projects as well as surveys of archaeological sites in Egypt and its surrounding regions. The results allow new insight into ancient Egypt's international relations and the role of board games research in understanding its extent. Written by three authors known internationally for their expertise on this topic, this will be the first volume on Ancient Egyptian games of its kind and a much-needed contribution to the field of both Egyptology and board games studies.

Workers at Play

At the local level a crucial part was played by municipal authorities and voluntary ... on swimming baths, hostels, gyms, camp sites and playing fields.

Workers at Play

Author: Stephen G. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429830904

Page: 302

View: 593

First published in 1986. This book explores developments in the cinema, sport, holidays, gambling, drinking and many more recreational activities, and situates working-class leisure within the determining economic and social context. In particular, the inventiveness of working people ‘at play’ is highlighted. Drawing on an extensive range of source material, the book has a wide general appeal, and will be useful to those professionally concerned with leisure, as well as teachers and students of social history, and all those interested in the patterns of working-class life in the past.

The Role of Today s Museum

This listing is not a definitive one but is intended, instead, to indicate the wide range of influences that are at play within the museum context at any ...

The Role of Today s Museum

Author: Clive Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000059324

Page: 192

View: 677

The Role of Today’s Museum provides a thorough investigation of what museums do and why. Arguing that museums are multifunctional institutions, the book examines the consequences of this for the services that museums provide, the publics to whom they are provided and the providers themselves. Adopting a wide perspective on understandings of the roles of museums and considering the different environments within which museums operate, Gray and McCall provide a new perspective on how transformations, as well as the gaps between intended policies and the actual work that is undertaken within museums, can be both identified and understood. By differentiating between social, economic and political visions and expectations of museums, the analysis in this book allows for a fuller understanding of what these organisations do and provide for their societies and the struggles and negotiations that surround their existence. The Role of Today’s Museum takes a critical, interdisciplinary approach to studying museums and museum policy. As a result, the book will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of museums, cultural policy, social policy, cultural sociology, public policy and cultural and political economy. Highlighting the gaps that exist between policy ideals and museum practices, the book also provides valuable insights to policy-makers and practitioners.

Playing with the Past

Museums at Play: Games, Interaction and Learning. Edinburgh and Boston: MuseumsEtc. https://museumsetc.com/products/museums-at-play.

Playing with the Past

Author: Kate Clark

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789203015

Page: 228

View: 706

Heritage is all around us, not just in monuments and museums, but in places that matter, in the countryside and in collections and stories. It touches all of us. How do we decide what to preserve? How do we make the case for heritage when there are so many other priorities? Playing with the Past is the first ever action-learning book about heritage. Over eighty creative activities and games encompass the basics of heritage practice, from management and decisionmaking to community engagement and leadership. Although designed to ‘train the trainers’, the activities in the book are relevant to anyone involved in caring for heritage.

Visitor Centered Exhibitions and Edu Curation in Art Museums

In Museums at Play: Games, Interaction and Learning, edited by Katy Beale, 358–371. Edinburgh: Museums, Etc, 2011, 368. 12 Villeneuve, Pat, and Alicia Viera ...

Visitor Centered Exhibitions and Edu Curation in Art Museums

Author: Pat Villeneuve

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279001

Page: 308

View: 260

Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums promotes balanced practices that are visitor-centered while honoring the integrity and powerful storytelling of art objects. Book examples present best practices that move beyond the turning point, where curation and education are engaged in full and equal collaboration. With a mix of theory and models for practice, the book: • provides a rationale for visitor-centered exhibitions; • addresses important related issues, such as collaboration and evaluation; and, • presents success stories written by educators, curators, and professors from the United States and Europe. • introduces the edu-curator, a new vision for leadership in museums with visitor-centered exhibition practices. The book is intended for art museum practitioners, including educators, curators, and exhibitions designers, as well as higher education faculty and students in art/museum education, art history, and museum studies.

Museum Experience Design

In: International conference on interactive learning in museums of art and design. ... Comput Educ 58(1):518–533 Beale K (2011) Museums at play: games, ...

Museum Experience Design

Author: Arnold Vermeeren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319585509

Page: 345

View: 955

This state-of-the-art book explores the implications of contemporary trends that are shaping the future of museum experiences. In four separate sections, it looks into how museums are developing dialogical relationships with their audiences, reaching out beyond their local communities to involve more diverse and broader audiences. It examines current practices in involving crowds, not as passive audiences but as active users, co-designers and co-creators; it looks critically and reflectively at the design implications raised by the application of novel technologies, and by museums becoming parts of connected museum systems and large institutional ecosystems. Overall, the book chapters deal with aspects such as sociality, creation and sharing as ways of enhancing dialogical engagement with museum collections. They address designing experiences – including participatory exhibits, crowd sourcing and crowd mining – that are meaningful and rewarding for all categories of audiences involved. Museum Experience Design reflects on different approaches to designing with novel technologies and discusses illustrative and diverse roles of technology, both in the design process as well as in the experiences designed through those processes. The trend of museums becoming embedded in ecosystems of organisations and people is dealt with in chapters that theoretically reflect on what it means to design for ecosystems, illustrated by design cases that exemplify practical and methodological issues in doing so. Written by an interdisciplinary group of design researchers, this book is an invaluable source of inspiration for researchers, students and professionals working in this dynamic field of designing experiences for and around museums.

Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum

To move from a model in which the museum sought to provide knowledge which ... for it highlights the cultural constellations at play beyond the Museum with ...

Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum

Author: Sharon Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000180972

Page: 224

View: 770

What goes on behind closed doors at museums? How are decisions about exhibitions made and who, or what, really makes them? Why are certain objects and styles of display chosen whilst others are rejected, and what factors influence how museum exhibitions are produced and experienced? This book answers these searching questions by giving a privileged look behind the scenes at the Science Museum in London. By tracking the history of a particular exhibition, Macdonald takes the reader into the world of the museum curator and shows in vivid detail how exhibitions are created and how public culture is produced. She reveals why exhibitions do not always reflect their makers original intentions and why visitors take home particular interpretations. Beyond this local context, however, the book also provides broad and far-reaching insights into how national and global political shifts influence the creation of public knowledge through exhibitions.

Wisdom at Play

Each student had spent several weeks researching an artist of his or her choice whose work was on display at the museum. In addition to learning facts about ...

Wisdom at Play

Author: Juliana McIntyre Fenn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449789226

Page: 258

View: 420

This book reflects what Juliana McIntyre Fenn has learned from children about a God-given wisdom that is so deeply rooted as to last a lifetime, despite the challenges that sometimes threaten its power. She has seen this wisdom at play in children who attended a school that she co-founded and led for twenty-one years, in the family and religious community of her childhood and in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She claims that children who access their innate wisdom discover that they can create, connect, and collaborate. They find their common humanity with others who are different from themselves. They push back their boundaries in ways that bring new life to the whole community. Their wisdom transforms them and those around them. Wisdom is the spiritual dynamic inherent in the learning process. In her view, wisdom is not the bailiwick of children only. Tapping our wisdom is essential for all of us who wish to undergo personal transformation, to contribute creatively to the world around us, and to love. God's wisdom-the source and subject of several faith traditions-is our benediction and hope.

Surrealism at Play

My thanks to Joe Struble, head archivist at the George Eastman Museum, for the history of the acquisition. One last note: Four of the Atgets from the album ...

Surrealism at Play

Author: Susan Laxton

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 147800343X

Page: 376

View: 578

In Surrealism at Play Susan Laxton writes a new history of surrealism in which she traces the centrality of play to the movement and its ongoing legacy. For surrealist artists, play took a consistent role in their aesthetic as they worked in, with, and against a post-World War I world increasingly dominated by technology and functionalism. Whether through exquisite-corpse drawings, Man Ray’s rayographs, or Joan Miró’s visual puns, surrealists became adept at developing techniques and processes designed to guarantee aleatory outcomes. In embracing chance as the means to produce unforeseeable ends, they shifted emphasis from final product to process, challenging the disciplinary structures of industrial modernism. As Laxton demonstrates, play became a primary method through which surrealism refashioned artistic practice, everyday experience, and the nature of subjectivity.

Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts

One of his favourite instances was the Museum of Anthropology at the ... paradigms of heritage interaction around museums at play in great art metropolises.

Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts

Author: J. Pedro Lorente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135112028X

Page: 226

View: 164

Museums and public art have traditionally taken significantly different approaches to customer engagement, but throughout history they have also worked together in some urban contexts, notably as landmarks of so-called cultural districts. Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts reviews their changing interactions in many different types of cities since the Enlightenment, or even before, going back to the etymological origins of museums and monuments in classical antiquity. The type of historical enquiry presented within the volume is not intended as a total narrative, but the international study cases considered convey a global panorama of the shifting paradigms set in different periods by some cultural neighbourhoods and emulated worldwide. Blurring boundaries between art history, museology and urbanism, this critical account explores past tensions, achievements and failures, giving insightful consideration to present policies and pointing out reasonable recommendations for the future regarding public heritage. Presenting for the first time an insights into the role of collections of public art as landmarks of cultural districts, this book considers collections displayed outdoors from the double perspective of curatorial outreach and civic values. This book will fill a gap in the existing museum studies literature, hitherto mainly focused on indoor collecting and curatorial policies, but increasingly more and more attentive to their outside context. As such, the book should be of great interest to academics, researchers and students working in the fields of art, heritage, museum studies and urban history. It should also be of value to professionals working in the museum and art sectors.

Nation at Play

When I visited the MCC Museum at Lord's in 2011, one of the more interesting exhibits was a bat presented by Hobbs to Vizzy, on which was inscribed in ...

Nation at Play

Author: Ronojoy Sen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539932

Page: 368

View: 554

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India's engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and made wholly India's own. Sen's innovative project casts sport less as a natural expression of human competition than as an instructive practice reflecting a unique play with power, morality, aesthetics, identity, and money. Sen follows the transformation of sport from an elite, kingly pastime to a national obsession tied to colonialism, nationalism, and free market liberalization. He pays special attention to two modern phenomena: the dominance of cricket in the Indian consciousness and the chronic failure of a billion-strong nation to compete successfully in international sporting competitions, such as the Olympics. Innovatively incorporating examples from popular media and other unconventional sources, Sen not only captures the political nature of sport in India but also reveals the patterns of patronage, clientage, and institutionalization that have bound this diverse nation together for centuries.

African Museums in the Making

... relevance and wobbly politics at play in the funding, governance, and management of museums (those institutions/buildings in which objects of cultural, ...

African Museums in the Making

Author: Mawere, Munyaradzi

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9956792829

Page: 348

View: 914

One of the central theoretical and practical issues in post-colonial Africa is the relevance, nature, and politics at play in the management of museum institutions on the continent. Most African museums were established during the 19th and 20th centuries as European imperialists were spreading their colonial tentacles across the continent. The attainment of political independence has done little to undo or correct the obnoxious situation. Most African countries continue to practice colonial museology despite surging scholarship and calls by some Afro-centric and critical scholars the world over to address the quandaries on the continent's museum institutions. There is thus an unresolved struggle between the past and the present in the management of museums in Africa. In countries such as Zimbabwe, the struggle in museum management has been precipitated by the sharp economic downturn that has gripped the country since the turn of the millennium. In view of all these glitches, this book tackles the issue of the management of heritage in Zimbabwe. The book draws on the findings by scholars and researchers from different academic orientations and backgrounds to advance the thesis that museums and museology in Zimbabwe face problems of epic proportions that require urgent attention. It makes insightful suggestions on possible solutions to the tapestry of the inexorably enigmatic amalgam of complex problems haunting museum institutions in Zimbabwe, calling for a radical transformation of museology as a discipline in the process. This book should appeal to policy makers, scholars, researchers and students from disciplines such as museology, archaeology, social-cultural anthropology, and culture and heritage studies.

The Postcolonial Museum

It has proved capable of revealing the cultural mechanisms at play in museums and other institutions that market or display art and cultural artefacts ...

The Postcolonial Museum

Author: Iain Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317019636

Page: 274

View: 515

This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies, expression and cultures. Focusing on the transformation of museums as cultural spaces, rather than physical places, is to propose a living archive formed through creation, participation, production and innovation. The aim is to propose a critical assessment of the museum in the light of those transcultural and global migratory movements that challenge the historical and traditional frames of Occidental thought. This involves a search for new strategies and critical approaches in the fields of museum and heritage studies which will renew and extend understandings of European citizenship and result in an inevitable re-evaluation of the concept of ’modernity’ in a so-called globalised and multicultural world.

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research

Museums at Play: Games, Interactions & Learning, (MuseumsEtc, 2011). She has spoken at various conferences on best practice in museum online learning.

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research

Author: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473955009

Page: 606

View: 703

The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES