Leslie Bedford, Review, The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums
In Museum Management and Curatorship (2015)
Review of a recent book by Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten F. Latham about enhancing visitor experience by capturing people’s emotional and intellectual connections to objects. DOI: 10.1080/09647775.2015.1082236.
Leslie Bedford, “The Art of Museum Exhibitions”
In Dimensions magazine, Association of Science-Technology Centers
Habits of mind built around story, imagination, and aesthetic experience that inspire museum professionals to create memorable exhibitions. (This article originally appeared in the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. Reposted with permission from the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Incorporated.)
Mary Ellen Munley, “Evaluating Public Value: Strategy and Practice”
Marsha L. Semmel, “Museums and Public Value: A U.S. Cultural Agency Example”
In Museums and Public Value: Creating Sustainable Futures, edited and with preface by Carol A. Scott
Insights for museum leaders on implementing a public value approach in their management, planning, programming, and relationship building, with chapters by TMG members Mary Ellen Munley and Marsha L. Semmel.
In New England Museums Now,
New England Museum Association
Strategies for engaging board members in substantive issues using a consent agenda for board meetings as the starting point.
Laura B. Roberts and Stacy L. Klingler, Building Better Budgets; Improving Financial Management
American Association for State and Local History Technical Leaflets
For leaders of small and medium-sized museums, practical guides to effective budgeting and long-term strategic financial management.
Leslie Beford, The Art of Museum Exhibition
Left Coast Press
A bold new vision for exhibitions—built around narrative, imagination, and aesthetics—that merges the work of the educator with that of the artist.
Daryl Fischer and Mary Ellen Munley, Tapping into Creativity & Becoming Part of Something Bigger
Denver Art Museum
A road map for exploring an art museum’s capacity to foster creativity, based on an extensive study by the Denver Art Museum.
Elaine Heumann Gurian, “Intentional Civility”
In Curator: The Museum Journal
If museums and their staffs want to welcome all peoples, then the rules of civil behavior have to change to reflect that invitation.
Myriam Springuel and Tania Said Schuler, “Enhancing the Visitor Experience through an Interpretive Plan: David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State”
In Proceedings of the ICOM CECA 2013 Conference
An overview of an interpretive planning process for a university museum that is a resource for both campus and community.
Anne Bergeron and Beth Tuttle, Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement
An analysis of six museums that embraced a shift in philosophy and set a course of stakeholder, audience, and community engagement.
Daryl Fischer, Best Practices in Cultivating Family Audiences
Crocker Art Museum
Goals for building a museum’s capacity to engage families with young children and build a more vital community.
Daryl Fischer, Kids & Their Grownups: New Insights on Developing Dynamic Museum Experiences for the Whole Family
Denver Art Museum
Reflections, resources, and evaluation techniques to guide the development of successful programming for families with young children.
Daryl Fischer, Pushing Our Practice with Museum Thought Leaders
Crocker Art Museum
Reflections by four museum thought leaders on serving communities, balancing content and audience priorities, and experimentation in project development.
Janet Kamien and Polly McKenna-Cress, Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences
A comprehensive description of the exhibition design process as a collaborative effort that drives innovation.
Gail Anderson, Reinventing the Museum: The Evolving Conversation on the Paradigm Shift, 2nd ed.
An edited anthology of writings by museum leaders—from the early 20th century to recent decades—that trace the evolution of museum theory and thought.
Elaine Heumann Gurian, Civilizing the Museum: The Collected Writings of Elaine Heumann Gurian
Essays written over a 35-year career about the notion that museums should welcome all because they house the collective memory of all.