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Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum (Hardcover) (Peter Samis & Mimi Michaelson)

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What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to dumb down” their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year Kress Foundation-sponsored study of 20 innovative American and European collections-based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor-centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field. &br&&br&The book&br&-describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors;&br&-addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions;&br&-uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions.
What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to ?dumb down? their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year Kress Foundation-sponsored study of 20 innovative American and European collections-based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor-centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field.

The book
-describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors;
-addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions;
-uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions.
Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Art, Business + Money Management, Education
Sub-Genre: Management
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Peter Samis & Mimi Michaelson
Language: English
Street Date: December 6, 2016
TCIN: 16961905
UPC: 9781629581903
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-4558
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