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Museum Media. Edition No. 1

  • Book
  • 704 Pages
  • February 2020
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5188743

MUSEUM MEDIA Edited by Michelle Henning

Museum Media explores the contemporary uses of diverse media in museum contexts and discusses how technology is reinventing the museum. It considers how technological changes - from photography and television through to digital mobile media - have given rise to new habits, forms of attention and behaviors. It explores how research methods can be used to understand people's relationships with media technologies and display techniques in museum contexts, as well as the new opportunities media offer for museums to engage with their visitors.

Entries written by leading experts examine the transformation of history and memory by new media, the ways in which exhibitions mediate visitor experience, how designers and curators can establish new kinds of relationships with visitors, the expansion of the museum beyond its walls and its insertion into a wider commercial and corporate landscape. Focusing on formal, theoretical and technical aspects of exhibition practice, this in-depth volume explores questions of temporality, attachment to objects, atmospheric and immersive exhibition design, the reinvention of the exhibition medium, and much more.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Editor xiii

General Editors xiv

Contributors xv

Acknowledgments xvii

General Editors’ Preface to Museum Studies and the International Handbooks of Museum Studies xix

Museum Media: An Introduction xxvii
Michelle Henning

Part I The Museum as Medium 1

1 Museums and Media Archaeology: An Interview with Wolfgang Ernst 3
Michelle Henning

2 Media Archaeology of/in the Museum 23
Andrew Hoskins and Amy Holdsworth

3 Museums and the Challenge of Transmediation: The Case of Bristol’s Wildwalk 43
Nils Lindahl Elliot

4 Mediatized Memory: Video Testimonies in Museums 69
Steffi de Jong

5 Visible and Invisible Institutions: Cinema in the French Art Museum 95
Jenny Chamarette

6 The Museum as TV Producer: Televisual Form in Curating, Commissioning, and Public Programming 121
Maeve Connolly

7 SimKnowledge: What Museums Can Learn from Video Games 145
Seth Giddings

Part II Mediation and Immersion 165

8 The Life of Things 167
Ivan Gaskell

9 Lighting Practices in Art Galleries and Exhibition Spaces, 1750-1850 191
Alice Barnaby

10 There’s Something in the Air: Sound in the Museum 215
Rupert Cox

11 Aesthetics and Atmosphere in Museums: A Critical Marketing Perspective 235
Brigitte Biehl‐Missal and Dirk vom Lehn

12 Museums, Interactivity, and the Tasks of “Exhibition Anthropology” 259
Erkki Huhtamo

13 Keeping Objects Live 279
Fiona Candlin

Part III Design and Curating in the Media Age 303

14 Total Media 305
Peter Higgins

15 From Object to Environment: The Recent History of Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 327
Bettina Habsburg‐Lothringen [Translated by Mark Miscovich]

16 Museums as Spaces of the Present: The Case for Social Scenography 349
Beat Hachler [Translated by Niall Hoskin]

17 (Dis)playing the Museum: Artifacts, Visitors, Embodiment, and Mediality 371
Karin Harrasser

18 Transforming the Natural History Museum in London: Isotype and the New Exhibition Scheme 389
Sue Perks

19 Embodiment and Place Experience in Heritage Technology Design 419
Luigina Ciolfi

Part IV Extending the Museum 447

20 Open and Closed Systems: New Media Art in Museums and Galleries 449
Beryl Graham

21 Diffused Museums: Networked, Augmented, and Self‐Organized Collections 473
John Bell and Jon Ippolito

22 Mobile in Museums: From Interpretation to Conversation 499
Nancy Proctor

23 Moving Out: Museums, Mobility, and Urban Spaces 527
Mark W. Rectanus

24 Beyond the Glass Case: Museums as Playgrounds for Replication 553
Petra Tjitske Kalshoven

25 With and Without Walls: Photographic Reproduction and the Art Museum 577
Michelle Henning

26 The Elastic Museum: Cinema Within and Beyond 603
Haidee Wasson

Index 629


Michelle Henning University of Brighton.