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May 8, 2014

Learn From the Experts: Manual of Museum Exhibitions, Second Edition Now Available

Lord Cultural Resources writes and edits a series of Manuals for the museum profession, which are published by AltaMira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. The best-seller among the five Manuals for many years has been The Manual of Museum Exhibitions. So we are delighted to announce a new and very much improved second edition of this book that has more case studies, more illustrations and is thoroughly updated to the rapidly changing museum exhibition world of today: The Manual of Museum Exhibitions, 2nd edition (AltaMira Press, 2014), edited by Barry Lord and Maria Piacente. To mark the occasion, we are delighted to offer a special publisher’s discount for this important new book.

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Manual of Museum Exhibitions

Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Second Edition
Edited by Barry Lord and Maria Piacente

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April 2014 • 456 pages

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Praise for Manual of Museum Exhibitions

“Well written, practical suggestions and helpful tools.”
—Marie Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

“This manual provides clear, concise, well-organized analysis of the museum program.”
—Michael Leckman, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, Canada

“An excellent guide.—James Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer, Xibitz Inc.

Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition explores the exhibition development process in greater detail, providing the technical and practical methodologies museum professionals need today.  

This second edition of the standby Manual of Museum Exhibitions is arranged in four parts:

  • Why – Covering the purpose of exhibits, where exhibit ideas come from, and how to measure success
  • Where – Covering facilities and spaces, going into details including security and interactive spaces
  • What – A look at both permanent collection displays and non-collection displays as well as virtual, participatory, temporary, travelling displays and retail sales.
  • How – Who is involved, planning, curatorship and content development, design, multimedia, fabrication and installation, financial planning, and project management.

About the Authors

Barry Lord, co-founder and co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, is internationally known as one of the world’s leading museum planners. Based in Toronto but working globally, Barry brings over fifty years of planning experience in the management and planning of museums, galleries, and historic sites.

Maria Piacente, vice president of exhibitions and events at Lord Cultural Resources, specializes in interpretive planning, exhibition development and project management for cultural projects of all sizes, ranging in scope from art to science to history. 


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