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”

AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections

AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections Brendan Ciecko The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract Recently, as artificial intelligence (AI) has become more widespread and accessible, museums have begun to make use of this technology. One tool in particular, machine vision, has made aContinue reading “AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections”

Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’

Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’ Rachel Gonzalez, MSc The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) About the Author Rachel Gonzalez is an Exhibit Developer for the Science Museum of Minnesota. She previously worked as an Exhibit Developer for the Field Museum (Chicago), and is a graduateContinue reading “Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’”