The Manual of Museum Exhibitions (Paperback)

By Barry Lord (Editor), Gail Dexter Lord (Editor), Ralph Appelbaum (Contribution by)

Altamira Press, 9780759102347, 576pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2001

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Description

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a practical, hands-on, comprehensive guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. Conceived, organized, and edited by Gail and Barry Lord, this invaluable book includes contributions by masters of each step in the complex art of museum exhibition-making. Subjects range from traditional displays of art, artifacts, and specimens from the permanent collection to the latest developments in virtual reality, online exhibitions, simulators, and big-screen reality. An exciting array of stimulating case studies featuring outstanding museum exhibitions from both sides of the Atlantic makes this manual all the more valuable to practitioners and students of the museum profession, architects, designers and the many specialized contractors involved in 21st-century exhibitions. The book is also useful and interesting reading for museum Trustees and Board members, volunteers, and all others who understand and enjoy the educational value of today's museum exhibitions. The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is particularly remarkable for its comprehensive scope, including evaluation processes, exhibition gallery requirements, and practical methods for each step in the planning, design, production, and project management of exhibitions. The final chapter surveys contemporary developments and presents a particularly impressive group of case studies that suggest possible directions for museum exhibition development in the new millennium. The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a practical, hands-on, comprehensive guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. Conceived, organized, and edited by Gail and Barry Lord, this invaluable book includes contributions by masters of each step in the complex art of museum exhibition-making. Subjects range from traditional displays of art, artifacts, and specimens from the permanent collection to the latest.


About the Author

Barry Lord is co-founder and Director of LORD Cultural Resources Planning and Management Inc. With Gail Dexter Lord he is also co-editor of The Manual of Museum Planning and co-author of The Manual of Museum Management. A former curator, art critic, art historian and museum educator, he has organized and curated many exhibitions over the past four decades, and planned exhibition galleries and facilities for hundreds of museums on four continents. His work is well known in Singapore, Korea, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as in Great Britain, the United States and Canada. He also lectures on museum planning and management worldwide. Gail Dexter Lord is co-founder and Director of LORD Cultural Resources Planning and Management Inc. With Barry Lord she is also co-editor of The Manual of Museum Planning and co-author of The Manual of Museum Management. She has directed planning and management studies, visitor evaluation and exhibition development projects for hundreds of museums and galleries throughout the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. An inspiring teacher, she also teaches museum planning and management worldwide.