Search Results

You are looking at 11 - 20 of 462 items for :

Clear All
Open access

Vilma Hubáčková

Abstract

The Book Report exhibition is an example of modern technologies serving the presentation of the book exhibits. The exhibition arranged for the 50th anniversary of the first competition for the Most Beautiful Czech Book of the Year occupied a special place in the context of book exhibitions more generally. It exceeded preconceived notions and was highly experimental in character. It consisted of three parts, related to each other thematically and chronologically: The Most Beautiful Czech Book of 2014, Fifty Years of the Most Beautiful Czech Book Competition and The Most Book. These parts corresponded to three chronological planes. These three planes linked together the historical perspective, the view of the current form of the book and a vision of future developments in the field. The exhibition used the most modern technologies and resources from the visual arts and at the same time the physical presence of the book as traditional paper media remains intact. The focal point of the exhibition was the process of digitisation of books, performed within the exhibition hall. The project has its own webpages that remain in existence after the exhibition had finished.

Open access

Michal Stehlík

Abstract

At the onset of preparations of new permanent exhibitions of the National Museum (NM) in 2011, it was necessary to define their content. Several expert teams composed of NM staff and other institutions took part in this process. Historical topics were embraced in a novel perspective, their comprehensive presentation was so far absent in the NM. Social science expositions in the History exhibition will map the development of society from the Early Middle Ages until the end of the 20th century. The People exhibition will interlink the topics of anthropology, archaeology and classical archaeology. Natural science topics will be elaborated on three levels – nature around us, stories of evolution, and an experimental area (ExperiMus). They will reveal processes affecting the shape and transformations of Earth. The Social and Natural science parts will be linked through the Treasury exhibition. The Pantheon and the Children’s Museum will form completely independent units. The architecture of exhibitions will be the result of public tenders conducted in compliance with the Act on Public Contracts. New expositions of the NM are to be opened in 2019 (Natural science) and 2020 (Social science) on a total area of 12 000 m2.

Open access

Alena Štěrbová

Abstract

The article explores different approaches to displaying glass artefacts in permanent exhibitions, housed in museums of glass. It analyzes two collections in the Glasmuseum Fraueau and the Glasmuseum Hentrich in Düsseldorf. The exhibitions facilitate dialogues between the historical, cultural, sociopolitical and ethnographic realms. Developing trends in fine art presentation show that there is also innovative potential in displaying glass artefacts. The author examines different museological and curatorial approaches, also looking into technologies and crafts, as they are integral to the exhibition of glass.

Open access

Marcin Graban

Abstract

The Polish National General Exhibition (PWK, also known as “Pewuka”) was held in Poznań in 1929. It was meant to be and it did become a showcase of the economic, industrial, social and cultural achievements of the Polish State, newly reborn in 1918, in the aftermath of the Great War. Staging of the Exhibition coincided with the advent of the economic crisis. Preparations for the Exhibition required an enormous amount of work, and considerable investments were needed to build a suitable infrastructure. Poznań became a huge building site, with many labourers coming to the city in search of employment. After 1929 those labourers added to the large group of the unemployed in the aftermath of the great economic crisis. During the 1930s the unemployment and the related problems aggravated the housing crisis in Poznań. The city authorities attempted to resolve this problem by putting the homeless up in the former exhibition grounds recently vacated following the closure of the Polish National General Exhibition. It was only an interim measure. In search of a more permanent solution, the city started to redevelop allotments or community gardens by building purpose-built residential garden huts or sheds.

Open access

Elisa Mandelli

Abstract

In the last decades, moving images have become a common feature not only in art museums, but also in a wide range of institutions devoted to the conservation and transmission of memory. This paper focuses on the role of audio-visuals in the exhibition design of history and memory museums, arguing that they are privileged means to achieve the spectacular effects and the visitors’ emotional and “experiential” engagement that constitute the main objective of contemporary museums. I will discuss this topic through the concept of “cinematic attraction,” claiming that when embedded in displays, films and moving images often produce spectacular mises en scène with immersive effects, creating wonder and astonishment, and involving visitors on an emotional, visceral and physical level. Moreover, I will consider the diffusion of audio-visual witnesses of real or imaginary historical characters, presented in Phantasmagoria-like displays that simulate ghostly and uncanny apparitions, creating an ambiguous and often problematic coexistence of truth and illusion, subjectivity and objectivity, facts and imagination.

Open access

Naďa Machková

Abstract

The article explores the relevance of today’s museums for modern people. It seeks the re-evaluation or the confirmation of the role of museums in today’s world and it defines the museum as a public service. This logical re-thinking of the existing perception of museums is applied in practice during the preparation of new and innovative projects. New projects are perceived as providing a new chance to ask questions about general topics, and the significance of the institution is demonstrated by its specific undertakings. The preparation of the natural science exhibition is used for demonstrating how partners are involved, while with project preparation the emphasis is mainly placed on sustainability, professional management, partnership and participation.

Open access

Tomáš Wizovský

Abstract

Usually state castles and châteaux in the Czech Republic take advantage of traditional guiding services for their public presentation, together with interior monument installations and allusive exhibitions. Exceptions are those monuments the current exhibitions in which follow- up on the pre-war family museums or on the presentations of family collections. Lately, however, the museum and gallery educational presentations of historical interiors are promoted in the form of free tours even in this area1. One example of the application of this concept is represented by the large premises of the National Heritage State Castle and Château in Bečov nad Teplou. To understand the specifics of the chosen solution, however, a more comprehensive excursion is required both into the history of this monument and to the approaches applied there previously.