Japan has some of the world's best and most varied museums. Art, history, science, sake, trains, subways, manga, sex, vinegar, tobacco - even sand and torture - museums can be found in Japan. The building is a balance of a Japanese-style residential wing and a Western-style studio wing and, together with its elegant garden, the building is as big an attraction as the exhibits themselves.
Subjects Description 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? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year, Kress Foundation—sponsored study of ten 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.
Reviews "Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum draws together a number of international examples of successful visitor-centred museum making and explores what it is that makes them so successful. The case studies at the heart of the book provide insight into the experiences and aims of Directors, the function and purpose of multi-discipliciplinary teams, the emergence of experience designers and the changes that many curatorial and other staff feel themselves move throughas a result of what are often large-scale transformation projects.
Providing a summary of some of the key issues, processes and arguments involved in so many large scale transformations in museums and galleries, the book places an emphasis on the words of those professionals involved in the projects and as such offers much needed insight into the creation of visitor-centred museums.
The book is a must read for professionals involved in the remaking of museums and galleries and will provide students of museums with valuable insight into the realiies and possibilities of building truly visitor-centred museums.
The book is built on the premise that visitor-centered strategies are essential for the long-term sustainability of museums, but the non-prescriptive way they present creative possibilities makes this book both welcome and practical.
Jill Baird, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada "In their excellent book, Creating the Visitor- Centered Museum, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson reveal how several established institutions became committed to putting people, play, and community on equal, if not superior, footing with objects, the academy, and the connoisseur.
Both the transformation and the book about it are cause for celebration. You should order a copy and immediately add it to your professional bookshelf.National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
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Singapore Art Museum - Singapore visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Singapore Art Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. ° panoramas from Singapore.
Panorama showing the outside of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). The Denver Art Museum's collection includes more than 70, works of art.
Known internationally for the way we help our visitors explore art and their own creativity. The Portland Art Museum offers small, docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially-sighted on the third Thursday of each month at from –3 p.m. (Please note there are no tours in August or December.).