Acknowledgments List of Contributors Prologue Brad King Section One: WHY Planning Basics 1. Introduction Brad King 2. Planning Strategically for Learning Brad King 3. Planning for Informal Learning: Understanding and Simplifying the Interpretive Process Jennifer Shepherd Section Two: WHAT A Framework for Museum Learning Introduction Brad King 4. Learning for Change Ngaire Blankenberg 5. The Changing Role of the Curator Sascha Priewe 6. Planning for Effective Learning Partnerships Brad King Case Study 6.1: Tine Seligmann, Project Learning Museum: collaboration between museums and the educational world, from project to concept 7. Museum Learning Outside the Museum Ngaire Blankenberg Case Study 7.1: Trish Savill, Campus Calgary/Open Minds - Moving the Classroom into the Community; doing together what we can't do alone Section Three: HOW Transforming the Museum into a 21st Century Learning Institution Introduction Brad King 8. Managing Institutional Change Introduction Brad King 8.1 Re-Visioning the Museum as a Learning Institution Nannette V. Maciejunes and Cindy Meyers Foley 8.2 Thinking About Operations Charlie Walter 8.3 Banishing the Museum Position : Training Front-Line Staff for Effective Learning Kathleen Brown 8.4 Facility Planning for Museum Learning Heather Maximea 9. Planning for Audiences Introduction Brad King 9.1 Adopting New Habits for Visitor-Centered Learning Merilee Mostov Case Study 9.1: Anne Madden, Engaging Audiences: Climate Change Learning at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden 9.2 Childhood Learning in Museums Brad King Case Study 9.2 Candice Anderson, Cool Culture 9.3 Access for Museum Learning Katie Stringer 10. Planning Learning Programs Introduction Brad King 10.1 Use of Collections in Museum Learning Sascha Priewe 10.2 The Cultural Exhibition : A Museum Model for Cultural Works-in-Progress Andrea Sachdeva 10.3 Learning From Interpretation Katherine Molineux Case Study 10.3: Genia Hesser, The North Dakota State Museum: A Thematic Approach to History Exhibits 10.4 Tools and Technology for Museum Learning Shailoh Phillips 11. Conclusion Brad King Postscript Barry Lord Glossary Bibliography Index
Brad King is a Vice President with Lord Cultural Resources in Toronto. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Toronto where he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Since joining Lord in 2000, Brad has led or contributed to a wide variety of museum and cultural planning projects and has been involved in some of the most interesting and ambitious projects of our time. He brings a wealth of international experience to his work, being recently active in the Arabian Gulf, South Asian and the Caribbean regions as well as in the United States and Canada. He is the author of chapters on collections analysis (The Manual of Museum Planning, 3rd ed.), on evolving museum-school relationships (The Manual of Museum Learning, 1st ed.) and is a frequent speaker at museum and academic conferences. The recently deceased Barry Lord, Co-President of Lord Cultural Resources, was internationally known as one of the world's leading museum planners. Based in Toronto but working globally, Barry brought over fifty years of experience in the management and planning of museums, galleries and historic sites to the hundreds of projects he has directed. With a B.A. in Philosophy from McMaster University followed by graduate work at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions, Barry co-founded Lord Cultural Resources with his wife Gail Lord in 1981. Together they edited and wrote the world's first book on the subject, Planning Our Museums (1983) and three editions of The Manual of Museum Planning (1991, 1999 and 2012). Barry also co-authored The Cost of Collecting (1989) and The Manual of Museum Management (1997; 2nd edition, 2009), co-edited two editions of The Manual of Museum Exhibitions (2002 and 2014), and edited the first edition of The Manual of Museum Learning (2007). Barry co-authored Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes with Gail in 2010. His most recent book, Art and Energy: How Culture Changes was published by the American Alliance of Museums in 2014.