The Museum EffectThe Museum Effect



This visionary book presents the underlying idea and the argument for the museum effect, along with empirical research supporting that argument.

Author: Jeffrey K. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759122963

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Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions provide opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who they are, were, and might be. These institutions educate the public and civilize society in a variety of ways, ranging from community events to a single child making a first visit. The Museum Effect documents this phenomenon, explains how it happens, and shows how institutions can facilitate this process. Cultural institutions vary dramatically in size, nature and purpose, but they all allow visitors to hold conversations with artists and authors perhaps long dead. These conversations, sometimes with others present, and sometimes with artists, scientists, explorers, or authors not present, allow visitors to explore their lives and their “possible selves.” Cultural institutions inspire personal reflection, and help visitors better themselves, in that they leave having contemplated what is noble, excellent, or exemplary about the society in which they live. The “museum effect” is a process through which cultural institutions educate and civilize us as individuals and as societies. These institutions allow visitors to spend some time with their thoughts elevated, and leave the institution better people in some meaningful fashion than when they entered. This visionary book presents the underlying idea and the argument for the museum effect, along with empirical research supporting that argument. It will help those working in museums, libraries, and archivists to facilitate this process, and study how this is working in their own institutions.

Common Things explained From the Museum of Science and Art Common Things explained From the Museum of Science and Art



Fuel . - 4 . Carbon.5. Hydrogen . - 6 . Charcoal fire . — 7 . Its effect on the air . — 8
. Experimental illustration of combustion of charcoal . - 9 . Combustion of
hydrogen . – 10 . How the combustion is continued . – 11 . Carbon burns without
flame .

Author: Dionysius LARDNER

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ISBN: BL:A0018326634

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Museums USA a Survey ReportMuseums USA a Survey Report



For most museums, charging to enter is not a new policy and, in fact, almost three
in four (73%) of the museums with some type of admission charge have had the
policy in effect for more than five years, although among art and science ...

Author: National Research Center of the Arts

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ISBN: UCAL:$C208447

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Page: 686

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The Microscope From the Museum of Science and Art The Microscope From the Museum of Science and Art



Condition of a Curious effects of light on objects. polarised ray . - 71 . Polarisation
by 44. Illumination by transmission double refracting crystals . — 72 . and
reflection . — 45 . Microscopic ob Their effect upon rays of light . -73 . jects
generally ...

Author: Dionysius Lardner

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ISBN: BL:A0018326625

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Page: 230

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Public ArtPublic Art



By considering the museum itself as art, rather than as a receptacle, this work argues for an improved understanding of the role museums play in shaping public discourse.

Author: Hilde S. Hein

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759109591

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By considering the museum itself as art, rather than as a receptacle, this work argues for an improved understanding of the role museums play in shaping public discourse.

Impact of Administration s Fiscal 1983 Budget Proposals on National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities and the Institute of Museum ServicesImpact of Administration s Fiscal 1983 Budget Proposals on National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities and the Institute of Museum Services



General operating support— climate control, security, maintenance, professional
staff—is absolutely vital to the preservation of the priceless cultural and natural
heritage entrusted to our nation's museums and to their access to the public.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education

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ISBN: LOC:00186342380

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Page: 213

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Effects of Disease on Clinical Laboratory TestsEffects of Disease on Clinical Laboratory Tests



WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 Smithsonian Sampler 9:00am–1:00pm $15.00 This is
your chance to plan your own day at the museums of the Smithsonian Institute.
Chartered motor coaches will transport you to the Mall and provide shuttle
service ...

Author: Richard B. Friedman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0915274523

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An aid to determine the possible cause of laboratory test abnormalities encountered in clinical practice. Sections include laboratory test index, disease keyword index, laboratory test listings, disease listings by ICD-9CM classification, and references.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian InstitutionAnnual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution



Report of the U.S. National Museum United States National Museum ...
peculiarities of a sky perhaps , and the effect of distance , as well as to add other
accessories , as a distant shore covered with seals , or , higher up , a herd of
caribou .

Author: United States National Museum

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ISBN: OSU:32435069558476

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Nefertiti s FaceNefertiti s Face



But the bust was very much the star of the museum, and the expectation was that
all visitors would want to pay homage to Nefertiti. The 'museum effect' – the
phenomenon that separating an object from its natural environment to display it
in a ...

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674983755

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Little is known about Nefertiti, the Egyptian queen whose name means “a beautiful woman has come.” She was the wife of Akhenaten, the pharaoh who ushered in the dramatic Amarna Age, and she bore him at least six children. She played a prominent role in political and religious affairs, but after Akhenaten’s death she apparently vanished and was soon forgotten. Yet Nefertiti remains one of the most famous and enigmatic women who ever lived. Her instantly recognizable face adorns a variety of modern artifacts, from expensive jewelry to cheap postcards, t-shirts, and bags, all over the world. She has appeared on page, stage, screen, and opera. In Britain, one woman has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on plastic surgery in hope of resembling the long-dead royal. This enduring obsession is the result of just one object: the lovely and mysterious Nefertiti bust, created by the sculptor Thutmose and housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum since before World War II. In Nefertiti’s Face, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley tells the story of the bust, from its origins in a busy workshop of the late Bronze Age to its rediscovery and controversial removal to Europe in 1912 and its present status as one of the world’s most treasured artifacts. This wide-ranging history takes us from the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt to wartime Berlin and engages the latest in Pharaonic scholarship. Tyldesley sheds light on both Nefertiti’s life and her improbable afterlife, in which she became famous simply for being famous.

Museum PoliticsMuseum Politics



Discusses the social, political, and moral implications of museum exhibitions as varied as the Enola Gay display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum and the Sensation exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Author: Timothy W. Luke

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816619891

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The first sustained critique of the ways museum exhibits shape cultural assumptions and political values. Each year the more than seven thousand museums in the United States attract more attendees than either movies or sports. Yet until recently, museums have escaped serious political analysis. The past decade, however, has witnessed a series of unusually acrimonious debates about the social, political, and moral implications of museum exhibitions as varied as the Enola Gay display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum and the Sensation exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In this volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums' power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic. Through discussions of topics ranging from how the National Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles have interpreted the Holocaust to the ways in which the American Museum of Natural History, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum have depicted the natural world, Luke exposes the processes through which museums challenge but more often affirm key cultural and social realities.

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum of Economic Geology in LondonMemoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum of Economic Geology in London



Eliminating the minor modern effect on the scenery produced by a shroud of
glacial drift , with other geologists I do not doubt that , before the Glacial Epoch ,
the contours of this wide valley were much the same as now ; or , in other words ,
that ...

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Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870



And just as heat is produced by the combination of the carbon and oxygen , so
energy , in some shape , must be obtained from without to effect the
decomposition . It is the action of the sun's rays on the plant which effects the
decomposition .

Author: Industrial and Technological Museum (Melbourne, Vic.)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105046389271

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Page: 205

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The MuseumThe Museum



To effect this change the washed clear of remaining earth leavIroquoian artizan
has from a point dis- ing the underlying rock finely exposed . tant two inches from
the base chipped the striæ are sharp cut , are very disthe edges down with a ...

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Report of ProceedingsReport of Proceedings



Annual General Meeting Museums Association Elijah Howarth, Henry M.
Platnauer, Herbert Bolton, James Paton ... The general effect that he had carried
away from that museum was , that both cases and fittings were very good , and
the ...

Author: Museums Association

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106225659

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Report of the first meeting, includes a short account of the formation of the Association.