The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums

Title

The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums

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Description

What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects to connect museum visitors to themselves, to others, and to their world. They discuss the key concepts underpinning our lived experience of objects and how museums can learn from them. Then they walk readers through concrete methods for transforming visitor-object experiences, including exercises and strategies for teams developing exhibit themes, messages, and content, and participatory experiences.

ISBN

Paperback: 978-1-61132-214-9, Hardback: 978-1-61132-213-2, eBook: 978-1-61132-652-9

Publication Date

11-30-2013

Publisher

Left Coast Press

City

Walnut Creek, California

Keywords

museum studies

Disciplines

Education | Library and Information Science

Department

School of Library & Information Science