Dance and museology: complexities and potential relevance in the Nigerian context

Dance and museology: complexities and potential relevance in the Nigerian context Nneamaka Igbonezim The Museum Review, Volume 3, Number 1, 2018 Abstract “Museuming dance” refers to the collection and preservation of dance as heritage in the museum, safeguarding dance as a museum object. Inspired by the originally Western notion of curating dance in the museum, thisContinue reading “Dance and museology: complexities and potential relevance in the Nigerian context”

Art and the precariousness of the aesthetic: images of the Prophet and narratives behind “beautiful objects”

Art and the precariousness of the aesthetic: images of the Prophet and narratives behind “beautiful objects” Louise F. Ryan, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract Controversy surrounding the exhibiting of artefacts depicting the Prophet Muhammad has become a global “hot topic” in both private and public spheres in contemporary times. The resultingContinue reading “Art and the precariousness of the aesthetic: images of the Prophet and narratives behind “beautiful objects””

Commemorative war museums in 1990s post-war Croatia

Commemorative war museums in 1990s post-war Croatia Renata Schellenberg, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract This article investigates the activities and curatorial commemorative practices in three separate museums in post-war Croatia. It focuses on Homeland War Museums in Vukovar, Dubrovnik, and Karlovac, and seeks to establish on concrete example the similarities theyContinue reading “Commemorative war museums in 1990s post-war Croatia”

Accessible curatorship: exhibition development based on relationships with different audiences

Accessible curatorship: exhibition development based on relationships with different audiences Viviane Panelli Sarraf and Maria Cristina Oliveira Bruno The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract This article explains the results of the post-doctoral research “Accessible curatorship: exhibition and cultural action proposals centered on the relationship of different audiences with cultural heritage.” The investigation hasContinue reading “Accessible curatorship: exhibition development based on relationships with different audiences”

Implementing an internal assessment program: the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations

Implementing an internal assessment program: the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations Eliza Newland The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract In 2016, the Watts Museum at West Virginia University implemented the American Association for State and Local History’s self-assessment program entitled Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs). This article explainsContinue reading “Implementing an internal assessment program: the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations”

Museum collection disposal: the role of museological value discussions in collection management

Museum collection disposal: the role of museological value discussions in collection management Nina Robbins, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract This paper presents the results of a doctoral dissertation, Museum Collection Disposal, completed at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 2016. The research focused on collection management, particularly the issue of disposal inContinue reading “Museum collection disposal: the role of museological value discussions in collection management”

If it’s creative, it doesn’t feel like evaluation: implications for practice from the Artcasting project

If it’s creative, it doesn’t feel like evaluation: implications for practice from the Artcasting project Jen Ross, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract The Artcasting research project, undertaken in 2015-16 in partnership with the ARTIST ROOMS program in the UK, developed a new digital and mobile form of evaluation of arts-based engagement.Continue reading “If it’s creative, it doesn’t feel like evaluation: implications for practice from the Artcasting project”

Museums as mirrors of society: a case study of Finnish Museums

Museums as mirrors of society: a case study of Finnish Museums Janne Vilkuna and Pirjo Vuorinen The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract This article discusses how Finland’s museums and their collections are both time- and culture-bound and, as such, reflect society’s evolving values as impacted by historical events. Through the lens of JyväskyläContinue reading “Museums as mirrors of society: a case study of Finnish Museums”

The National Endowment for the Arts: transitions and restructuring in response to Congressional oversight

The National Endowment for the Arts: transitions and restructuring in response to Congressional oversight Daniel R. Parra The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract Since its founding in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has been one of the most supportive grant making organizations for the arts in the United States. InContinue reading “The National Endowment for the Arts: transitions and restructuring in response to Congressional oversight”

Developing a new model for reaching at-risk families. The Ringling WEB: a place Where Everyone Belongs

Developing a new model for reaching at-risk families. The Ringling WEB: a place Where Everyone Belongs Anna E. von Gehr The Museum Review, Volume 2, Number 1, 2017 Abstract This article is based on a talk given by Anna E. von Gehr, Chief Development Officer at The Ringling Museum, at the 10×10 conference on November 10,Continue reading “Developing a new model for reaching at-risk families. The Ringling WEB: a place Where Everyone Belongs”