Designed for those interested in a more progressive approach to professional inquiry and development informed by a global network of like-minded peers, Museum Ideas Vol.2: Innovation in Theory and Practice delivers the latest ideas about exhibition development, participatory practice and inclusive programming, storytelling and interpretation, audience engagement and museum learning, adaptive leadership and delivering change, curatorial practices and experimental new ways of collecting, the changing role of museums in society, open cultural data, crowdsourcing, immersive theatre, experience culture and much more.
From opinion pieces and expository essays to in-depth practical case studies and fully-referenced articles on a wide range of topics, what unites the book 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 487 pages you’ll discover a host of exciting new ideas and be introduced to the wide-ranging opportunities available to you and your organisation.
Contributors include: John Coburn, Digital Programmes Manager, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; Ryan Dodge, Digital Engagement Coordinator, Royal Ontario Museum; Russell Dornan, Web Editor, Wellcome Collection, London; Laura Down, Head of National Programmes, National Portrait Gallery, London; Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections, Science Museum, London; Kaywin Feldman, Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation, Indianapolis Museum of Art; David Fleming, Director, National Museums Liverpool; Ben Hamley, Manager of Audience Research, Strategy and Advocacy, Queensland Museum; Rose Hiscock, Director, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Gina Koutsika, Head of National and International – Learning and Engagement, Imperial War Museums; Lisa Leblanc, Director, Creative Development, Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History; Philip Leers, Project Manager for Digital Initiatives, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Andrew Lewis – Digital Content Delivery Manager, Victoria & Albert Museum; Divya Rao Heffley, Senior Program Manager, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Pascal Hufschmid. Head of External Affairs, Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland; Pille Runnel, Research Director, Estonian National Museum; Anna Salaman, Head of Formal Learning, National Maritime Museum; Lucy Shaw, Oxford University Museums Partnership Manager and Oxford Cultural Leaders Programme Director; Lisbeth Skjernov, Curator, Den Gamle By (The Old Town), Denmark; Mike Sarna, Director, Collections & Public Engagement, Royal Museums Greenwich; Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art; Yen Trinh, Experience Design Manager, Queensland Museum; Elena Villaespesa, Digital Media Analyst, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“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
“Ideas from the future leaders of the museum world, compiled into a playbook for our industry” – Adam Rozan, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, United States
“A go-to collection of essays for the creative, forward-thinking museum professional” – Adam Corsini, Museum of London, England