Towards the Museum of the Future explores, through a series of authoritative essays, some of the major developments in European museums as they struggle to adapt in a rapidly changing world. It embraces a wide range of European countries, all types of museums and exhibitions and the needs of different museum audiences, and discusses the museum as communicator and educator in the context of current cultural concerns.
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Per Albrech, Director of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain, Dr Bernhard Graf, Institut fur Museumskunde, Germany, Dr Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester, Mr Jan Hjorth, Riksutstallningar, Sweden, Mr Pippo Lionni, Integral Concept, France, Dr Robert Lumley , University College London, Dr Paulette McManus, Dr Melanie Quin , NINT Technologie Museum, The Netherlands, Mr Ian Ritchie, Ian Ritchie Architects, London, Professor Bernard Schiele, University of Quebec, Canada, Professor Roger Silverstone, University of Sussex, Mrs Gillian Thomas, The Science Museum, London and Dr PJ Vergo, University of Essex.
`This volume is an informative, stimulating and timely book...there is much in it for informed museum visitor to enjoy and muse over...We should all take heart from the energy, conviction and commitment expressed by these various authors: with their passionate belief in the continuing and renewed value of museums we can be confident that if our paymasters are also convinced, that museums will be flourishing and growing well into the 21st century.' - Museum News