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The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums


Lindsay, G, The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 288. ISBN 9781138807907 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2016 Georgia Lindsay

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315750880


The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States, Europe, China, and Australia represent new construction, repurposed buildings, and additions, offering examples for most museum design situations. Each is examined using interviews with key stakeholders, photographs, and analyses of press coverage to identify lessons from the main user groups. User groups vary from project to project depending on conditions and context, so each of the four parts of the book features a summary of the users and issues in that section for quick reference.

The book concludes with a practical, straightforward lessons-learned summary and a critical assessment of twenty-first-century museum architecture, programming, and expectations to help you embark on a new building design. Architects, architecture students, museum professionals, and aficionados of museum design will all find helpful insights in these lessons and critiques.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:museum architecture, user perspective, user types
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Lindsay, G (Dr Georgia Lindsay)
ID Code:135247
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-10-08
Last Modified:2019-11-11

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