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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc (30 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611323118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611323115
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,455,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The term "page-turner" does not come up often in reference to the literature of museum studies, but The Art of Museum Exhibitions is one such rare example. In her poetic and substantive new book, Bedford builds a case for the museum exhibition as an art form using essential concepts in progressive, aesthetic, and imaginative education. By bringing to life examples from across museum types, the author convincingly argues that it is the aesthetic qualities of exhibitions - more so than their educational content - that create lasting memories and significant meaning for visitors." Ben Garcia, Head of Interpretation, Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

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Leslie Bedford is a museum consultant who consults on exhibition and professional development in the US and abroad. She is a member of The Museum Group and former Director of the Leadership in Museum Education Program at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Bedford holds a Ph.D. in Museum Studies from Union Institute and a masters of education from Harvard. She previously worked at the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Boston Children's Museum. Her writings have appeared in Curator , Exhibitionist and other key museum publications. In addition to having been a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Japan and later Argentina, she received the Ida Karp Award from the Bank Street Alumni Association.

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Marvellous book. Beautifully written. A source of imaginative ideas. A pleasure to the creative mind.
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