Exploring Museum Theatre

Author: Tessa Bridal
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759104136
Format: PDF, ePub
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Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.

Theatre and Museums

Author: Susan Bennett
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137292806
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bennett explores the relationship between theatre and museums, looking particularly at the collaborative processes that intertwine these two cultural practices. She argues that discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its place in contemporary culture.

Telling History

Author: Joyce M. Thierer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759113077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dramatic impersonations accompanied by informed discussions are becoming increasingly popular methods of educating visitors to museums and historical sites. This is the first book to provide step-by-step instructions for how to conceive, plan, publicize, present, and pay for such historical presentations.

Museum Theatre

Author: Catherine Hughes
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN:
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This unique new book will open people's eyes to the power of live theatre in museum settings - its capacity to touch the heart and mind, challenge understanding, and provoke new ways of thinking about exhibits. Catherine Hughes' aim is simple: to prove that there is no more vital a tool for making a subject, period, or people come to life than drama. This solid introduction proposes a rationale and definition for museum theatre, explores its foundations, and provides a glimpse into its future. It is supported by lots of examples of existing programs - including Boston's Museum of Science - as well as numerous frameworks for structure and style. There are helpful discussions of physical plant requirements, what to expect when using actors, and even whether one has to use actors. Most important, Hughes looks at the pros and cons of many of the issues teachers and museum workers will face: Should they use a script or improvise? Should they use real characters or fictional ones? Should they involve the audience in an interactive way or conduct a straightforward, dramatic presentation? Hughes writes, "No one is immune to learning in a museum." Armed with this book, students and practitioners of both drama and museum studies will create a museum experience that visitors are unlikely to forget.

Introduction to Museum Work

Author: George Ellis Burcaw
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761989264
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work is now thoroughly revised and updated. While citing recent changes in the museum world, the third edition of Burcaw's classic work retains its useful philosophical orientation and convenient summary format. All the basics of museology are here—the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know. Every chapter includes practical exercises making Burcaw's book ideal for the classroom or for novice museum workers. Accepted by the Documentation Center of the International Conference of Museums as exemplary of museum training, Introduction to Museum Work is used as a basic text in museum studies all over the world.

Defining Memory

Author: Amy K. Levin
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113882
Format: PDF
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Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history. Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining America's self-identity and should be studied as seriously as more national institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Museum Masters

Author: Edward P. Alexander
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761991311
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Alexander brings to life the stories of twelve ambitious leaders from the United States and Europe who helped shape the future of the museum world.

Nearby History

Author: David E. Kyvig
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113017
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.

On Doing Local History

Author: Carol Kammen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759123713
Format: PDF
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This is the third edition of a book that has become a classic in the public history field. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, On Doing Local History offers not only discussion of practical matters, but also a deeper reflection on local, public history, what it means, and why it is done. It is used in classrooms and found on the shelves of local historians across the U.S.