Museums of Communism

As has been noted in relation to other memorial museums, issues of motive and
blame are particularly vexing. Some museums present the names of low-level
offenders, others assign blame more to structural forces at play.64 At the Museum
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Museums of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253050316

Page: 442

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How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth.

Museums and Education

Information hammers at us , morning , noon , and night — at work and at play .
There are even those who have proposed we organize means of submitting
ourselves to it during sleep . An enormous amount of this data we need in order
to go ...

Museums and Education

Author: Eric Larrabee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 255

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MUSEUMS COMMUNITIES PB

This is a key thought because it points to the role museums can play in reshaping
their communities. The American cultural arena is a vital and competitive place.
In it, cultural expressions from all corners bump into and influence one another.

MUSEUMS   COMMUNITIES PB

Author: Karp I

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 156098189X

Page: 614

View: 714

Exploring Science in Museums

Modes of Exploring Science in Museums IBRAHIM YAHYA I could solve my most
complex problems in Physics if I had not given up the ways of thinking common to
children at play . J. Robert Oppenheimer ( cited in Samples , 1976 : 83 ) Albert ...

Exploring Science in Museums

Author: Susan M. Pearce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485900064

Page: 207

View: 314

The relationship between science and the public is one of the great contemporary debates. Understanding between scientists and non-scientists is a key figure in the dialogue and here the interpretation of science in museums has a vital part to play.

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INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS - Archives ; Libraries ; Museums )
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Author: United States Information Agency

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Page: 459

View: 631

Museums Journal

Maurice Davies , the deputy director of the MA , says two factors were at play : '
Museums were getting rid of stuff that was deemed unfashionable , such as 19th -
century paintings and ethnography , and there was also pressure to raise money
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Museums Journal

Author: Elijah Howarth

Publisher:

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Museums Nations Identities

Wales and Its National Museums Rhiannon Mason. The Politics of Display In her
... At the same time , there are broader discursive and hegemonic forces at play in
the construction of museums and representations . In national museums , party ...

Museums  Nations  Identities

Author: Rhiannon Mason

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 300

View: 551

Explores the different ways in which Wales and Welshness have been represented in the national museums of Wales. This book examines how branches of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales are enlisted to narrate certain national stories as opposed to others, and how this correlates with changing perceptions of Welsh identities.

Journal of Indian Museums

Childern from 2 to 5 years love to play in continuous media such as moist sand ,
water and play dough . They knead , pour , build , press , flatten , scoop and
change the state of the object . The children playing with continuous media like
water ...

Journal of Indian Museums

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Learning Conversations in Museums

This volume explores how these conversations reflect and change a visitor's identity, discipline-specific knowledge, and engagement with an informal learning environment that has been purposefully constructed by an almost invisible ...

Learning Conversations in Museums

Author: Gaea Leinhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135640378

Page: 480

View: 581

What do people learn from visiting museums and how do they learn it? The editors approach this question by focusing on conversations as both the process and the outcome of museum learning. People do not come to museums to talk, but they often do talk. This talk can drift from discussions of managing the visit, to remembrances of family members and friends not present, to close analyses of particular objects or displays. This volume explores how these conversations reflect and change a visitor's identity, discipline-specific knowledge, and engagement with an informal learning environment that has been purposefully constructed by an almost invisible community of designers, planners, and educators. Fitting nicely into a small but rapidly expanding market, this book presents: *one of the first theoretically grounded set of studies on museum learning; *an explicit presentation of innovative and rich methodologies on learning in museums; *information on a variety of museums and subject matter; *a study on exhibitions, ranging from art to science content; *authors from the museum and the academic world; *a range of methods--from the analysis of diaries written to record museum visits, to studies of preservice teachers using pre- and post-museum visit tests; *an examination of visitors ranging from age 4-75 years of age, and from known and unknown sample populations; and *a lens that examines museum visits in a fine grained (1 second) or big picture (week, year long) way.

Anthropological Collections in the Museums of India

It can play a special role in Free India to - day for the emergence of a new and
integrated society provided it is given ... In view of their functional potentials as
mentioned above , the Anthropological museums at present in India may play the
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Anthropological Collections in the Museums of India

Author: International Council of Museums. Indian National Committee

Publisher:

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Page: 70

View: 548

Open Air Museums

then be given the opportunity to intensify the experience through playing out the
same situation . This was our way of taking in experience from children's
museums and science centres . The installations were to inspire tryingout ,
testing limits ...

Open Air Museums

Author: Sten Rentzhog

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 530

View: 473

Learning from Museums

In the second edition of their 2000 book, John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking offer an updated version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as present the latest advances in museum research, theory, and practice in order to provide ...

Learning from Museums

Author: John H. Falk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276002

Page: 294

View: 127

In the second edition of their 2000 book, John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking offer an updated version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as present the latest advances in museum research, theory, and practice in order to provide readers an inside view of how and why people learn from their museum experiences.

Museum and Gallery Education

This book addresses the educational role museums play from an international perspective. Ideally suited for all museum staff and students of museum studies.

Museum and Gallery Education

Author: Hazel Moffat

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742504080

Page: 197

View: 539

This book addresses the educational role museums play from an international perspective. Ideally suited for all museum staff and students of museum studies.

Midwest Museums Quarterly

... some ways they clearly do ; but having seen the Hoard and many other
museums of similar size and quality I have come to appreciate the significant role
that the small museums throughout the country play in the lives of their
communities .

Midwest Museums Quarterly

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Making Museums Matter

It is also difficult to identify many other secular institutions that play such a
conservative role . ... To what extent might just such an insight serve to justify the
continued funding of museums by government at its current , or even a higher ,
level ?

Making Museums Matter

Author: Stephen E. Weil

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN:

Page: 273

View: 478

Weil has long been considered one of the museum community's most insightful commentators. In this volume of 29 essays, his overarching concern is that museums be able to 'earn their keep' in an environment of potentially shrinking resources.