A Journal of Reflective Practice
Volume 35, No. 1, Spring 2015
The Nimble and Responsive Exhibition
Exhibitionist features thought-provoking articles on exhibition theory and practice, exhibition critiques and commentary, book reviews, technical articles, and other essays of interest to the profession. The journal is published by NAME in the Spring and Fall of each year.
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Spring 2015, "The Nimble and Responsive Exhibit"
This issue is focused on immediacy in exhibit design, programming and curation. Nineteen authors discuss exhibition practice in terms of innovation, community-relevance, responsiveness, and flexibility. Essays describe new ways of responding to the needs and interests of exhibition visitors, from pop-up exhibits to exhibit incubators. Readers are given behind-the-scenes and in-depth reviews of projects from venues such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, New York Public Library, Oakland Museum of California, the Pacific Science Center and beyond the museum walls. Christi Anne Hofland and Linda Norris report to us on the museum scene in Ukraine. Plus news from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Philip Frost Museum of Science, the Maritime Museum of Denmark, and much much more.
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- Learning to be Nimble: Museum Incubators for Exhibition Practice, by Kathleen McLean
- Responsive in Planning and Practice: Comment Kiosks at the Brooklyn Museum, by Sara Devine and Shelley Bernstein
Fall 2014, "Teaching and Learning Exhibition Design and Development"
A wide range of perspectives and ideas in this issue of Exhibitionist, about how we learn and grow in the exhibit design field. There is something for everybody and more.
We're previewing three essays and the Exhibits Newsline from this issue:
- Teaching Exhibition Development and Design, by Polly McKenna-Cress and Kym Rice
- Teaching Exhibition Design: A Survey of Graduate Programs in the United States, by Barbara Brennan
- Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt's survey of the the winners of the 26th Annual Excellence in Exhibition Awards
- and Exhibit Newsline, by Paul Orselli
Spring 2014, "Intentionally Designed Spaces"
In this issue we are exploring the concept of exhibitions as "intentionally designed spaces." As such, we are using the term "exhibitions" as widely as possible–representing all content areas and all types of museums, as well as institutions that display living collections. The emphasis is "intention."
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