Hardcover • 288 Pages • Size: 240 × 170 mm
50 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222564 • Publication: January 1, 2019
New Museum Practice in Asia
Edited by Caroline Lang and John Reeve
Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of January 1, 2019
DescriptionThere has been an explosion of museum and heritage activity across Asia, especially in China, where audience development and public education have been made a government priority for museums. Public participation is already well established, for example in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, but is little documented and reviewed for a wider audience in Asia and beyond. This book examines and critiques these developments and asks how best practice can match the specific needs of diverse Asian cultures and societies.
Written by practitioners, this book brings together a range of regional examples of innovative practice and new initiatives, which address shared themes and challenges for museums, galleries, community projects and heritage sites across Asia. It focuses on public programmes, exhibitions, education and media and seeks to provide a critical framework that is both sensitive to Asian contexts and alert to western museologies and critical practice.