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Emotion and the Contemporary Museum

Development of a Geographically-Informed Approach to Visitor Evaluation

Authors: Boyd, Candice P., Hughes, Rachel

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  • Offers a groundbreaking new method of evaluating the emotional impact of museum exhibits on their visitors 
  • Developed over several years of working closely with two international museums – The Museo Laboratorio della Mente in Rome and the Melbourne Museum in Australia
  • Provides cutting-edge solutions to staff working in museums as to how they might evaluate aspects of the visitor experience, such as emotions and embodied experience, that are very difficult to assess using conventional approaches
  • Affirms the potential for future collaborations between cultural geography and museum studies – examples of such collaborations in the literature are rare
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This book outlines a geographically-informed method of evaluating the emotional impact of museum exhibits. The authors have personally developed the method they describe over several years of working with the Museo Laboratorio della Mente in Rome and the Melbourne Museum in Australia. Informed by non-representational theories in cultural geography, this book offers solutions to museum staff for how they might evaluate aspects of visitor experience, such as emotions and embodied experience, which can be very difficult to assess using conventional approaches.

About the authors

Candice P. Boyd is an artist-geographer and Research Fellow in the School of Geography, University of Melbourne. Her interests are in therapeutic spaces, experiences of rurality, and contemporary museums. She is author of Non-Representational Geographies of Therapeutic Art Making and co-editor of Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts, both with Palgrave Macmillan.
Rachel Hughes is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her interests are public memory and museums in Cambodia, critical geopolitics, and geographies of international criminal justice. She is co-editor of Observant States with I.B. Tauris.

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“Emotion and the Contemporary Museum brings clear and persuasive insights from non-representational theory into the realm of new museology. The volume refreshes our capacity to understand encounters with heritage and museums, achieved primarily through detailed reflections on the use of drawing and walking as methods of evaluation. Written with lucidity, and with an emphasis on depth and richness of data, Boyd and Hughes’ well-crafted collaboration should be required reading for anyone contemplating the contemporary museum.” (Associate Professor Emma Waterton, Western Sydney University, Australia)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8883-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8882-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotion and the Contemporary Museum
Book Subtitle
Development of a Geographically-Informed Approach to Visitor Evaluation
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8883-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8883-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8882-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 92
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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