Impossible appraisals: art, anthropology, and the limits of evaluating museum collections in the mid-twentieth century United States

Impossible appraisals: art, anthropology, and the limits of evaluating museum collections in the mid-twentieth century United States Samuel J. Redman, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract In 1958, art historian Creighton Gilbert proposed an audacious system to rank art museums in the United States. The system compared museum collections during an eraContinue reading “Impossible appraisals: art, anthropology, and the limits of evaluating museum collections in the mid-twentieth century United States”

Docent programs as communities of practice

Docent programs as communities of practice Andrew Palamara The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract For decades, docents have been a fixture of many museums in the United States. It is only in recent years that museums have started to critically examine how to create more effective learning environments for their visitors by creatingContinue reading “Docent programs as communities of practice”

Adventures with a time machine: the fascinating past and challenging future of Natural History Museums

Adventures with a time machine: the fascinating past and challenging future of Natural History Museums John E. Simmons The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract Natural history objects were first collected as curiosities, but from the Scientific Revolution (ca. 1550-1700) onward they have become increasingly important tools for understanding life on Earth. The roleContinue reading “Adventures with a time machine: the fascinating past and challenging future of Natural History Museums”

Religion, identity, and modern institutions: a reflection on two examples in the Muslim world

Religion, identity, and modern institutions: a reflection on two examples in the Muslim world Zineb Bahji, Ph.D. The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract This article is a study on cultural diversity, identity, and modern institutions in relation to Islam and Islamic fundamentalism. The study focuses on two distinct examples: the cultural genocide carriedContinue reading “Religion, identity, and modern institutions: a reflection on two examples in the Muslim world”

“Immersive” heritage encounters

“Immersive” heritage encounters Jenny Kidd, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract This articleintroduces and analyzes the immersive turn within museum and heritage contexts. Three immersive heritage encounters from the UK are introduced, which demonstrate practice being promoted and sold through the rhetoric of “immersion” and “experience;” Traces (2017), I Swear to Tell the Truth (2018), and TheContinue reading ““Immersive” heritage encounters”

How cryptocurrency could transform the museum world

How cryptocurrency could transform the museum world Cuseum Research The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract Bitcoin and blockchain technology have recently mesmerized the stock market, and now museums, the nonprofit community, and the art world are starting to take notice. This article outlines current and potential uses for cryptocurrencies and for blockchain technology in museums. Keywords Cryptocurrency,Continue reading “How cryptocurrency could transform the museum world”

National branding and museums: the strategic administration of culture

National branding and museums: the strategic administration of culture Winston M. Licona Calpe, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract This article presents dimensions of museums, which go beyond considerations of diverse nations’ cultural heritage centers, but are instead related to the construction of local, national, and universal branding. The article addresses cultureContinue reading “National branding and museums: the strategic administration of culture”

The museification of archaeological-paleontological monuments in the Ukraine

The museification of archaeological-paleontological monuments in the Ukraine Dmytro V. Kepin, PhD, and Tatiana V. Krakhmalnaya, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1 (2018) Abstract In this article, methods and principles of preservation and exhibition of archaeological-paleontological monuments in situ are considered. Classifications of paleontological locations and Paleolithic sites are given. New museum complexes –Continue reading “The museification of archaeological-paleontological monuments in the Ukraine”

Exhibition review: Facing Picasso at the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Morocco

Exhibition review: Facing Picasso at the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Morocco Zineb Bahji, Ph.D. The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1, 2018 Abstract More than one hundred works of art by Pablo Picasso were exhibited in Morocco for the first time in July 2017, at the newly-built (2014) Mohammed VI Modern and ContemporaryContinue reading “Exhibition review: Facing Picasso at the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Morocco”

Putting the “social” in social media: interactive new media for museums

Putting the “social” in social media: interactive new media for museums Auni Gelles The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract Social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, is having a growing impact on museum marketing and museum audiences. Providing real examples of successful, interesting, and impactful social media campaigns, this article explores methods andContinue reading “Putting the “social” in social media: interactive new media for museums”