The Art of Relevance Book

The Art of Relevance


  • Author : Nina Simon
  • Publisher : Museum 2.0
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0692701494

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The Art of Relevance Excerpt :

What do the London Science Museum, California Shakespeare Theater, and ShaNaNa have in common? They are all fighting for relevance in an often indifferent world. The Art of Relevance is your guide to mattering more to more people. You'll find inspiring examples, rags-to-relevance case studies, research-based frameworks, and practical advice on how your work can be more vital to your community. Whether you work in museums or libraries, parks or theaters, churches or afterschool programs, relevance can work for you. Break through shallow connection. Unlock meaning for yourself and others. Find true relevance and shine.

The Participatory Museum Book

The Participatory Museum


  • Author : Nina Simon
  • Publisher : Museum 2.0
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615346502

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The Participatory Museum Excerpt :

Offers a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Simon weaves together innovative design techniques and case studies to make a powerful case for participatory practice. --From publisher description.

Museum Innovation Book

Museum Innovation


  • Author : Haitham Eid
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000402643

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Museum Innovation Excerpt :

Museum Innovation encourages museums to critically reflect upon current practices and adopt new approaches to their civic responsibilities. Arguing that museums have a moral duty to perform, the book shows how social innovation can make them more equitable, relevant and impactful institutions. Including contributions from a diverse group of international scholars, practitioners and researchers, the book investigates the innovative approaches museums are taking to address contemporary social issues. The volume focuses on the concept of social innovation and individual chapters address a range of crucial issues, such as climate change; the COVID-19 pandemic; diversity and inclusion; the travel ban; and the repatriation of museum collections. Exploring the impact that organizational structures have on museums’ aspirations to act as agents for social change, the book also unpacks how museums can establish sustainable relationships with minority communities. Proposing steps that museums can take to affirm their relevance as viable community partners, the book breaks down silos and connects ideas across different areas of museum work. Museum Innovation explores the role of contemporary museums in society. It is essential reading for academics, students and practitioners working in the museum and heritage studies field. The book’s interdisciplinary nature makes it also an interesting read for those working in business studies, digital humanities, visual culture, arts administration and political science fields.

Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770   1860 Book

Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770 1860


  • Author : Randi Margrete Selvik
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000296570

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Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770 1860 Excerpt :

Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770–1860: Questioning Canons reveals how various cultural processes have influenced what has been included, and what has been marginalised from canons of European music, dance, and theatre around the turn of the nineteenth century and the following decades. This collection of essays includes discussion of the piano repertory for young ladies in England; canonisation of the French minuet; marginalisation of the popular German dramatist Kotzebue from the dramatic canon; dance repertory and social life in Christiania (Oslo); informal cultural activities in Trondheim; repertory of Norwegian musical clocks; female itinerant performers in the Nordic sphere; preconditions, dissemination, and popularity of equestrian drama; marginalisation and amateur staging of a Singspiel by the renowned Danish playwright Oehlenschläger, also with perspectives on the music and its composers; and the perceived relevance of Henrik Ibsen’s staged theatre repertory and early dramas. By questioning established notions about canon, marginalisation, and relevance within the performing arts in the period 1770–1860, this book asserts itself as an intriguing text both to the culturally interested public and to scholars and students of musicology, dance research, and theatre studies.

The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays Book

The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays


  • Author : Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0521339537

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The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays Excerpt :

These essays explore Hans-Georg Gadamer's writings on art and literature in English.

Authority and Freedom Book

Authority and Freedom


  • Author : Jed Perl
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593320068

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Authority and Freedom Excerpt :

From one of our most widely admired art critics comes a bold and timely manifesto reaffirming the independence of all the arts—musical, literary, and visual—and their unique and unparalleled power to excite, disturb, and inspire us. As people look to the arts to promote a particular ideology, whether radical, liberal, or conservative, Jed Perl argues that the arts have their own laws and logic, which transcend the controversies of any one moment. “Art’s relevance,” he writes, “has everything to do with what many regard as its irrelevance.” Authority and Freedom will find readers from college classrooms to foundation board meetings—wherever the arts are confronting social, political, and economic ferment and heated debates about political correctness and cancel culture. Perl embraces the work of creative spirits as varied as Mozart, Michelangelo, Jane Austen, Henry James, Picasso, and Aretha Franklin. He contends that the essence of the arts is their ability to free us from fixed definitions and categories. Art is inherently uncategorizable—that’s the key to its importance. Taking his stand with artists and thinkers ranging from W. H. Auden to Hannah Arendt, Perl defends works of art as adventuresome dialogues, simultaneously dispassionate and impassioned. He describes the fundamental sense of vocation—the engagement with the tools and traditions of a medium—that gives artists their purpose and focus. Whether we’re experiencing a poem, a painting, or an opera, it’s the interplay between authority and freedom—what Perl calls “the lifeblood of the arts”—that fuels the imaginative experience. This book will be essential reading for everybody who cares about the future of the arts in a democratic society.

Museum Activism Book

Museum Activism


  • Author : Robert R. Janes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351251020

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Museum Activism Excerpt :

Only a decade ago, the notion that museums, galleries and heritage organisations might engage in activist practice, with explicit intent to act upon inequalities, injustices and environmental crises, was met with scepticism and often derision. Seeking to purposefully bring about social change was viewed by many within and beyond the museum community as inappropriately political and antithetical to fundamental professional values. Today, although the idea remains controversial, the way we think about the roles and responsibilities of museums as knowledge based, social institutions is changing. Museum Activism examines the increasing significance of this activist trend in thinking and practice. At this crucial time in the evolution of museum thinking and practice, this ground-breaking volume brings together more than fifty contributors working across six continents to explore, analyse and critically reflect upon the museum’s relationship to activism. Including contributions from practitioners, artists, activists and researchers, this wide-ranging examination of new and divergent expressions of the inherent power of museums as forces for good, and as activists in civil society, aims to encourage further experimentation and enrich the debate in this nascent and uncertain field of museum practice. Museum Activism elucidates the largely untapped potential for museums as key intellectual and civic resources to address inequalities, injustice and environmental challenges. This makes the book essential reading for scholars and students of museum and heritage studies, gallery studies, arts and heritage management, and politics. It will be a source of inspiration to museum practitioners and museum leaders around the globe.

Are the Arts Essential  Book

Are the Arts Essential


  • Author : Alberta Arthurs
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: ART
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479812622

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Are the Arts Essential Excerpt :

"Twenty-seven contributors--artists, cultural professionals, scholars, a journalist, grantmakers--were asked this question: 'Are the arts essential?' In response, they offer deep and challenging answers applying the lenses of the arts, and those of the sciences, the humanities, public policy, and philanthropy. Playing so many parts, situated in so many places, these writers illustrate the ubiquity of the arts and culture in the United States. They draw from the performing arts and the visual arts, from poetry and literature, and from culture in our everyday lived experiences. The arts, they remind readers, are everywhere, and--in one way and another--touch everyone"--

A Search for Relevance Book

A Search for Relevance


  • Author : Rob Barnard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0578890666

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A Search for Relevance Excerpt :

A Search for Relevance collects previously published essays by Rob Barnard, a modern potter, that chronicle the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that helped confirm his perception that pottery is capable of expressing the same kind of serious thoughts and feelings found in all other forms of art. These articles act as a public diary of Barnard's search for relevance as a potter in contemporary Western society. The analyses and opinions contained in these essays are not theoretical. They are a direct consequence of Barnard's material struggle to understand the ability of pottery to profoundly address the human condition. Barnard argues that the making of any kind of serious art, whether it is painting, sculpture, photography or pottery, can only be sustained if this kind of powerful experience is at the core of the motivation for its creation. In exploring how pottery, and other so-called traditional crafts, might still be relevant in modern culture Barnard asks; Where should contemporary craftspeople look for influence? What is in the basic nature of all crafts throughout history that makes it so important to us as human beings? By what standards should we judge contemporary crafts? For serious artists searching for relevancy these essays highlight one path towards living on the frontiers of your art.

Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines Book

Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines


  • Author : Bo Long
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-01-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124072022

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Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines Excerpt :

In plain, uncomplicated language, and using detailed examples to explain the key concepts, models, and algorithms in vertical search ranking, Relevance Ranking for Vertical Search Engines teaches readers how to manipulate ranking algorithms to achieve better results in real-world applications. This reference book for professionals covers concepts and theories from the fundamental to the advanced, such as relevance, query intention, location-based relevance ranking, and cross-property ranking. It covers the most recent developments in vertical search ranking applications, such as freshness-based relevance theory for new search applications, location-based relevance theory for local search applications, and cross-property ranking theory for applications involving multiple verticals. Foreword by Ron Brachman, Chief Scientist and Head, Yahoo! Labs Introduces ranking algorithms and teaches readers how to manipulate ranking algorithms for the best results Covers concepts and theories from the fundamental to the advanced Discusses the state of the art: development of theories and practices in vertical search ranking applications Includes detailed examples, case studies and real-world situations

Creating Exhibits That Engage Book

Creating Exhibits That Engage


  • Author : John Summers
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442279377

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Creating Exhibits That Engage Excerpt :

Winner of the 2018 Ontario Museum Association Award of Excellence Winner of the 2019 Canadian Museum Association Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Research - Cultural Heritage Category Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines, tips, and concrete examples drawn from the author’s years of experience as a curator and exhibit developer in the United States and Canada. Is this your first exhibit project? You will find step-by-step instructions, useful advice and plenty of examples. Are you a small museum or local historical society looking to improve your exhibits? This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit. Are you a museum studies student wanting to learn about the theory and practice of exhibit development? This book combines both and includes references to works by noted authors in the field. Written in a clear and accessible style, Creating Exhibits that Engage offers checklists of key points at the end of each chapter, a glossary of specialized terms, and photographs, drawings and charts illustrating key concepts and techniques.

The Art of War Book

The Art of War


  • Author : Sun-Tzu
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1616002166

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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Book

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet


  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452954493

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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Excerpt :

Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.

Faces of Inequality Book

Faces of Inequality


  • Author : Sophia Moreau
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190927318

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Faces of Inequality Excerpt :

This book defends an original and pluralist theory of when and why discrimination wrongs people. Starting from actual legal cases in which claimants have alleged wrongful discrimination by other people or by the state, Sophia Moreau argues that we can best understand these people's complaints by thinking of them as complaints about different ways in which they have not been treated as equals in their societies--in particular, through unfair subordination, through the violation of their right to a particular deliberative freedom, or through the denial to them of access to a basic good, that is, a good that this person must have access to if they are to be, and to be seen as, an equal in their society. The book devotes a chapter to each of these wrongs, exploring in detail what unfair subordination consists of; what deliberative freedoms are, and when each of us has a right to them; and what it means to deny someone access to a basic good. The author explains why these wrongs are each distinctive, but are each a different way of failing to treat some people as the equals of others. Finally the author argues that both the state and we as individuals have a duty to treat others as equals, in these three specific senses.

Black Like Me Book
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Black Like Me


  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609401085

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Black Like Me Excerpt :

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.