The state of United States museums due to Covid-19: individual perceptions of institutional fiscal security and personal safety

The state of United States museums due to Covid-19: individual perceptions of institutional fiscal security and personal safety C.L. Kieffer, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 6 Number 1 (2021) Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the international economy and employment. Some of the hardest hit organizations include small nonprofits, including many museums, which have closedContinue reading “The state of United States museums due to Covid-19: individual perceptions of institutional fiscal security and personal safety”

Teacher influence on school student learning outcomes at National Museums in Zimbabwe

Teacher influence on school student learning outcomes at National Museums in Zimbabwe Simbarashe Shadreck Chitima, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract School teachers often visit museums with school students for educational and enjoyment purposes. However, very little is known about the influence of teachers in students’ learning that takes place in museums.Continue reading “Teacher influence on school student learning outcomes at National Museums in Zimbabwe”

Functions of art museums: what visitors and museum staff believe

Functions of art museums: what visitors and museum staff believe Clare Murray The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract Do art museums in the 21st century view themselves as sites for active learning? And do their visitors visit them primarily to make meaning of works of art? The author sought answers to these questions inContinue reading “Functions of art museums: what visitors and museum staff believe”

A Moroccan in the Smithsonian: narrating America through its museums

A Moroccan in the Smithsonian: narrating America through its museums Zineb Bahji, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) About the Author  Zineb Salah Bahji is a full-time professor of Scenography, Art History, and Professional English in Groupe Léonard in Rabat, Morocco. She holds a doctoral degree in Museum Studies and Scenography and realizesContinue reading “A Moroccan in the Smithsonian: narrating America through its museums”

Iconic architecture and the end of the Bilbao Effect: Bilbao, Denver, Abu Dhabi

Iconic architecture and the end of the Bilbao Effect: Bilbao, Denver, Abu Dhabi Gerardo del Cerro Santamaria, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract This paper uses several cases of attempted urban regeneration via cultural megaprojects to show the drawbacks and failures of so-called Bilbao Effect: a model of urban revitalization based on iconicContinue reading “Iconic architecture and the end of the Bilbao Effect: Bilbao, Denver, Abu Dhabi”

Museum architecture as a work of art: Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Museum architecture as a work of art: Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Justin Ross Muchnick The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract This essay focuses on two museums designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Museum of Pop Culture (2000) and the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (1997), placing them in conversation withContinue reading “Museum architecture as a work of art: Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”

Curating the contemporary at University Museums

Curating the contemporary at University Museums Patrizia Luzi, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract Originating as encyclopedic and universal museums in the 18th century, university museums house extremely varied collections, referring to a number of diverse academic disciplines. These collections played a significant role in developing a type of knowledge founded on taxonomyContinue reading “Curating the contemporary at University Museums”

Teaching argumentation through art: insights for museums from the STELLAR Project

Teaching argumentation through art: insights for museums from the STELLAR Project Lisa Abia-Smith, Keith Smolkowski, Lisa A. Strycker, Lynne Anderson, and Peggy Marconi The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract How can museum educators use art to teach argument writing? This article describes the implementation, results, and implications of the STELLAR (Strategies for Technology-Enhanced Learning and LiteracyContinue reading “Teaching argumentation through art: insights for museums from the STELLAR Project”

Hands-on-humanities: an aspirational educational pathway for disadvantaged students in rural Victoria, Australia

Hands-on-humanities: an aspirational educational pathway for disadvantaged students in rural Victoria, Australia Annelies Van de Ven, PhD and Sharyn Volk, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract This paper presents the structure, challenges, and initial outcomes of the ongoing project “Engaging Antiquity in the Goulburn Valley,” a hands-on-humanities teaching and learning initiative focusedContinue reading “Hands-on-humanities: an aspirational educational pathway for disadvantaged students in rural Victoria, Australia”

mu·se·o·pre·neur | myüzē-äp(r)ə-ˈnər: How museums are leaping into new business models with entrepreneurial spirit

mu·se·o·pre·neur | myüzē-äp(r)ə-ˈnər: How museums are leaping into new business models with entrepreneurial spirit Brendan Ciecko The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract An entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality is now seen across a diverse range of international museums. Highlighting museum directors and programs including the New Museum, Te Papa, MASS MoCA, and others,Continue reading “mu·se·o·pre·neur | myüzē-äp(r)ə-ˈnər: How museums are leaping into new business models with entrepreneurial spirit”