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Hardcover288 PagesSize: 240 × 170 mm
50 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222564Publication: August 22, 2018

New Museum Practice in Asia

Edited by Caroline Lang and John Reeve

£50.00 GBP

  • This is the first book to focus specifically on museum and heritage practice in Asia, and provides a range of thematic case studies illustrating best practice across the region
  • Practitioners from India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand examine policy making, governance and funding and focus on audience development and public education
  • The book’s editors have extensive experience working at leading cultural institutions, as well as running British Council training programmes for museums professionals in Asia

There 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.

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