Museum Ideas Vol. 1 – 487 pages of groundbreaking ideas


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Publication details
Title: Museum Ideas Vol.1: Innovation in Theory and Practice
ISBN: 978-0-9567677-9-0
Pages: 487 pp (full colour)
Price: £39.95 GBP including shipping (worldwide)

Benefit from the creative ideas and valuable experience of 100 leading museum innovators based in 16 countries across 6 continents. This substantial and authoritative 487 page volume brings together the best in contemporary museum thinking and practice globally.



Packed with in-depth and insightful essays from 100 highly-respected museum leaders, Museum Ideas: Innovation in Theory and Practice explores the latest developments and concepts from museums across the world.

Comprehensive and compelling, this first volume in 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.

100 world-leading museum innovators have contributed to Museum Ideas: Innovation in Theory and Practice. Contributors include: Agnes Alfandari, Director of Cultural Production and Digital Development, Louvre, France; Alison Agsten, Curator of Public Engagement, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US; Ailsa Barry, Head of New Media, Natural History Museum, UK; Charlotte Sexton, Head of Digital Media, The National Gallery, UK; Eva Hansen, Head of Strategic Development, Malmö Museums, Sweden; Martijn Pronk, Head of Publications, Rijksmuseum, Netherlands; Mona Rashid Bin Hussain, Head of Adult and Academic Programmes, Sharjah Museums, UAE; Nancy Proctor, Head of Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, US; Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art, US; Roy Clare, Director, Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand; Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian – Cooper-Hewitt, US; Shelley Mannion, Digital Learning Programmes Manager, The British Museum, UK; Silvia Filippini Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation, Indianapolis Museum of Art, US; Steve Crossan, Director, Google Cultural Institute, Paris, France; Victor Samra, Digital Media Marketing Manager, Museum of Modern Art, US.

“The place to go for fresh thinking, new ideas and interesting perspectives on the world of museums. I cannot recommend it highly enough for professionals looking to gain an insight into the current trends which will define tomorrow’s museums” – Nicholas Poole, Collections Trust

“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, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 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


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