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Author Bedford, Leslie, author

Title The art of museum exhibitions : how story and imagination create aesthetic experiences / Leslie Bedford
Published Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (168 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1 -- Contemporary Exhibition Theories; Chapter 1. Exhibitions as Education; Chapter 2. Alternative Exhibition Models; Part 2 -- Constructing a New Model; Chapter 3. Story; Chapter 4. Imagination; Chapter 5. John Dewey and Art as Experience; Part 3 -- Working in the Subjunctive Mood; Chapter 6. Creating and Experiencing the Exhibition Medium; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
Summary Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professional's vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as interactive, emotional, embodied, imaginative experiences opens a new vista for those designing them. Using examples both from her own work at the Boston Children's Museum and from other institutions around the globe, Bedford offers the museum professional a bold new vision built around narrative, imagination, and aesthetics, merging the work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
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Subject Aesthetics.
Museum exhibits -- Psychological aspects.
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