Museum Ideas Vols. 1 & 2: Order both volumes now and save over 10%


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Title: Museum Ideas Vol.1: Innovation in Theory and Practice
ISBN: 978-0-9567677-9-0 / Pages: 487 pp (full colour). RRP £39.95

Title: Museum Ideas Vol. 2: Innovation in Theory and Practice
ISBN: 978-0-9954929-0-5 / Pages: 487 pp (full colour). RRP £39.95

Save over 10% and buy volumes 1 & 2 of Museum Ideas at a special discounted price. Discover 974 pages of provocative and challenging thinking from over 150 museum professionals.



Benefit from the creative ideas and valuable experience of over 150 leading museum innovators based in 16 countries across 6 continents. These two substantial and authoritative 487 page volumes 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.

Comprehensive and compelling, the Museum Ideasbook 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.

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

“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

“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

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; 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; Steve Crossan, Director, Google Cultural Institute, Paris, France; Victor Samra, Digital Media Marketing Manager, Museum of Modern Art, US; 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

If you require multiple copies for your museum team or university class there are additional savings available when you buy the book in packs of 5 or 10. Please email for further information.