Judging Exhibitions A Framework for Assessing Excellence

ISBN-10: 1598740326
ISBN-13: 9781598740325
Edition: 2006
Authors: Beverly Serrell
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Description: Tested in a dozen institutions by the research team, this step-by-step approach to evaluation of exhibitions will be of great value to museum directors, exhibit developers, and evaluators. The book includes a CD containing a training video for using  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Tested in a dozen institutions by the research team, this step-by-step approach to evaluation of exhibitions will be of great value to museum directors, exhibit developers, and evaluators. The book includes a CD containing a training video for using the framework and illustrations of many of the exhibits evaluated.

Foreword
Introduction
How and Why the Framework Got Developed
What We Built On
The "Excellent Judges" Name
What's in This Book and on the CD
What Is the Framework?
The Purpose and the Process
The Joy of Thinking
Taking a "Visitor-Centered Perspective"
How Design Fits into the Framework
The Role of Intention
How to Use the Framework
The Framework Form
The First Meeting-Orientation
Creating Call-Outs
Assessing the Aspects
Rating the Criteria
The Second Meeting-Assessing and Comparing
The Biggest Drawbacks
Integrating the Use of the Framework for In-House Exhibition Development
Using the Framework to Teach Museum Studies
Using the Framework with Art Museums
Theoretical Underpinnings
How the Framework Compares to Other Methods of Reviewing Exhibitions
Research and Other Studies that Inform the Framework's Criteria
Meeting John R. Frederiksen
Issues with Validity and Reliability
Wild Reef: A Points-of-View Case Study
Comparing the Framework to Evaluation Findings
Pivotal Moments in the History of Building the Framework
Future of the Framework
Broader Use of Guidelines for Judging Excellence in Exhibitions
Expanding the Functions of the Framework: Creating a Library of Exemplars
Bringing Staff Together for Better Communication, Efficiency, and Outcomes
Into the Future
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Who Were the Excellent Judges, Anyway?
About the Chapter Contributors
Index

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