Museum theater is an effective and stimulating learning tool that brings museums new and repeat visitors. This manual provides both the novice and the expert lots of practical advice on how to start a theater program; prepare a budget; find funding; earn income; develop a script; recruit and train staff, interns, and volunteers; work with exhibit developers; build community partnerships; and evaluate the program. Examples from large and small living history sites, historic houses, science museums, ethnographic exhibits, and aquarium and zoo programs offer a wide range of approaches to theater. The text also introduces the reader to the language and mechanics of museum theater. Each chapter has been written by an experienced practitioner, and contains up-to-date information and a colleague's response.
Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.
International Handbook of Research in Arts Education
Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.
New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty first Century
An authoritative source, Museum Job Descriptions and Organizational Charts includes more than 100 descriptions of museum jobs as well as a wide selection of organizational charts detailing the varied disciplines, governance, and missions in the museum community. Also included is information on preparing job descriptions, related ADA regulations, and the relationship between museum mission and organization. .
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