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Benefit from the creative ideas and valuable experience of over 150 leading museum innovators based in 16 countries across 6 continents. Museums Ideas 1 & 2 are substantial and authoritative 487-page volumes that bring together the best in contemporary museum thinking and practice globally. Packed with in-depth and insightful essays from highly-respected museum leaders, Museum Ideas Vols 1 & 2 explore the latest developments and concepts from museums across the world.

“Reading this collection of essays is the equivalent of attending graduate-level museum studies courses, taught by the best professors globally” – Adam Rozan, Harvard University (Museum Studies), United States

Comprehensive and compelling, the Museum Ideas book series contains a wealth of information in key areas such participatory practice, leading-edge digital innovation, original storytelling, interpretation and exhibition design, groundbreaking public engagement with inventive and inclusive programming, integrated visitor experiences, plus pioneering new thinking for audience development, sustainability, collections, leadership, curatorial practices and the future of museums.

With fresh insights you can take directly back to your team, Volumes 1 & 2 in the Museum Ideas book series will add tremendous value to your current work and is an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next. From opinion pieces and expository essays to in-depth practical case studies and fully-referenced articles on a wide range of topics, what unites these books is the quality of the contributors along with their desire to share valuable expertise and experience and explore innovative museum theory and practice. Over the course of 974 pages you’ll discover a host of exciting new ideas and be introduced to the wide-ranging opportunities available to you and your organisation.

Volume 3 is currently in pre-production and there is an open call for proposals for Volume 4. If you would like to contribute to future volumes, please email us at info@museum-id.com

Praise for Museum Ideas Vols 1 & 2:

“How wonderful to have such an inspiring selection of ideas and perspectives gathered into one space. It is sure to be a welcome reference and provocation”
– Bonita Bennett, District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

“A lively dialogue about the best and brightest in contemporary museum practice, with a generous point of view that aims to raise the bar for us all”
– Gravity Goldberg, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, United States

“A go-to collection of essays for the creative, forward-thinking museum professional”
– Adam Corsini, Museum of London, England

“It’s hard to imagine an easier or more enjoyable way for museum professionals to stay updated on creative museum practices internationally”
– Linda Duke, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, United States

“Reading this collection of essays is the equivalent of attending graduate-level museum studies courses, taught by the best professors globally”
– Adam Rozan, Harvard University (Museum Studies), United States

“I dare you to read this book! Dynamic, experimental and challenging – it will inspire and energize you into action”
– Brett Mason, Museums Wellington, New Zealand

“A must read for museum professionals. A real eye-opener that will change your mindset”
– Jean-Yves Gallardo, National Museum of Norway

Museum-iD Magazine #21

Museum-iD Magazine #21

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