A Journal of Reflective Practice
Volume 32, No. 1, Spring 2013
The cover of the current issue features a detail of Bates Quilt 1, a square created by a student using an image of a family heirloom. The quilt was displayed as part of the Common Threads exhibition at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Maryland from June to October 2012.
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 2013, "Meaning-Making Revisited"
Returning to a theme we first presented in the popular Fall 1999 issue, Making Meaning in Exhibits, the current Exhibitionist takes a new look at the concept that has now thoroughly permeated museum thinking, discourse, and research. Two dozen authors address a variety of exhibition forms in science, history and art museums, and beyond, and the ways in which meaning is made, conveyed and interpreted.
We're previewing two essays on our website. Download Meaning Making in Nine Acts, by Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson, and Commentary: Reflections on the Adolescence of Meaning-Making, by Lois H. Silverman.
Also, check out the Sessions of Interest to NAME Members at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Museums, before the joining us in Baltimore!
Fall 2012, "Navigating a Changing Economy: The New Normal for Museums?"
This Exhibitionist examines both the continuing impact of the Great Recession and some techniques museums are using, not just to stay afloat, but to move ahead. It's a forceful issue, combining varying perspectives and a surprisingly consistent overall picture, including broad field reviews, frank accounts, and creative adaptations.
Subscribers have the full issue, and we're offering two fascinating articles for preview here. Download Embezzlement: Is it Our Dirty Little Secret? by Max A. van Balgooy and Sitting in Judgment: Notes from the 24th Annual Excellence in Exhibitions Session at AAM, by Willard Whitson.
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