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All too often the message of Amos is broken up and read in pieces—either devotionally, so that we know only the “purple passages,” or academically, separating Amos”s original message from its later editing. But reading it as a whole opens up powerful new understandings. We see Amos”s passion as he tries to persuade a complacent people to wake up to God”s judgment and grace—a message we desperately need to hear in our own day.
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"Each piece holds pearls of wisdom." Suse Anderson, Asst. Professor Museum Studies, George Washington University "Essential (and compulsive) reading." David Fleming, Director, National Museums Liverpool "Totally compelling... read this book to remember why you work in a museum." Nik Honeysett, Chief Executive, Balboa Park Online Collaborative "Outstanding examples of this important genre." Nick Merriman, Director, The Manchester Museum "A rich gathering of the best of the blogosphere… should not be missed." Therese Quinn, Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago "Thoughtful and timely... This book is a gift to us all!" Lawrence R Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive "A collection of substance and insight." Robert R Janes, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Museum Management and Curatorship "A modern discourse on museum relevance." Robert Weisberg, Senior Project Manager, Publications and Editorial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art "A wonderful collection of essays... essential reading." Aleia Brown, Visiting Curator, Michigan State University Museum How many blogs do you read regularly? Much of today’s most interesting, innovative and passionate writing about museums and galleries is hidden away in hundreds of carefully-crafted museum blogs. And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse. Over 75 blogs: transforming the museum experience The Museum Blog Book brings together a collection which reflects fresh thinking and practice in and about museums. Whether the authors are from world-class institutions like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the British Museum, or the V&A - or are independent professionals or volunteers - they all share practical experience aimed at improving (and often transforming) the museum experience. New technologies In five sections, The Museum Blog Book explores every key area of museum operation: from managing and collecting , to learning , interpreting and visiting . The content is both rich and concise. And - reflecting its online origins - the application of new technologies is explored throughout. 676 pages | 126 illustrations This is a book which speaks for itself: museum professionals share the experiences and perceptions they believe are the most valuable, the most urgent. It’s perceptive. Witty. Thoughtful. Concerned. Angry. Committed. Exhilarating. Invaluable. CONTENTS PART 1: MANAGING BLOG: Leadership Matters • Twenty Things Leaders Should Think About Today • Empathy or Sympathy: What Kind of Museum Leader Are You? • Can Women Have It All? • Is Negotiating Not a Museum Thing? Joan H Baldwin, Curator of Special Collections, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT BLOG: Paper Magazine Vitruvius in Japan: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad Dana Buntrock, Chair, University of California (Berkeley) Center for Japanese Studies BLOG: Tony Butler’s Blog Museums and the Civic Contract Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museums Trust BLOG: Message in a Bottle Message in a Bottle #1-3 Phillip Van den Bossche, Director and Curator, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium BLOG: Museum Computer Network The Intersection Between Social Innovation, Museums and Digital Haitham Eid, Interim Director Museum Studies, Southern University, New Orleans BLOG: Kirsty Fife The Cost(s) of Being an Archivist Kirsty Fife, Archivist and Curator, National Media Museum, Bradford BLOG: Center for the Future of Museums Unsafe Ideas: Building Museum Worker Solidarity for Social Justice, Inside and Out Alyssa Greenberg (Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago) and Nina Pelaez (Assistant Curator of Public Programs, Williams College Museum of Art) BLOG: Museum Questions How Do Museums in Small Cities Gain and Wield Soft Power? Rebecca Shulman Herz (Director, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum) and Ngaire Blankenberg (Director Europe, Lord Cultural Resources) BLOG: Museum Commons Joint Statement on Museums and Ferguson: First Anniversary Gretchen Jennings, Museum Consultant BLOG: Centre for the Future of Museums Predicting Our Cultural Future: Is 2016 The Year of Musedata? Angie Judge (CEO, Dexibit), Dacia Massengill (Digital Strategist) and Elena Villaespesa (Digital Media Analyst, Metropolitan Museum) BLOG: The Incluseum Michelle Obama, Activism and Museum Employment Rose Paquet Kinsley (Cofounder, The Incluseum), Aletheia Wittman (Cofounder, The Incluseum) and Porchia Moore (McKissick Museum Management Program, University of South Carolina) BLOG: On Public Humanities Workshop with the NY Humanities Fellows Steven Lubar, Professor, Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art & Architecture, Brown University BLOG: Exploring the Past Replacing Mission Statements with “Why Should I Care?” Statements Nick Sacco, Public Historian, National Park Service BLOG: Design Thinking for Museums Five Steps for Embedding Design Thinking in a Museum Dana Mitroff Silvers, Founder and Director, Designing Insights BLOG: Chad Weinard Museums, We Need To Talk Chad Weinard, Technologist and Digital Strategist BLOG: Musing on Culture The Museum is a Person Maria Vlachou, Executive Director, Access Culture, Portugal BLOG: NEXUS1492 How Caribbean Museums Contribute to a More Sustainable Society Csilla Ariese-Vandemeulebroucke, University of Leiden PART 2: COLLECTING BLOG: Attendant’s View Be Human: Get It Right The Attendant BLOG: Fistful of Cinctans How To Be More Helpful To Researchers Mark Carnall, Curator, Oxford University Museum of Natural History BLOG: Interpretation Matters Step Up at Pallant House Gallery Kate Davey, Founder and Editor, kdoutsiderart.com BLOG: Outsider Art Valid Art: Creativity and Affirmation Kate Davey, Founder and Editor, kdoutsiderart.com BLOG: Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections For Everyone Michael Peter Edson, Co-founder, Museum for the United Nations – UN Live. BLOG: Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections Informing Restoration Peter Trowles, Mackintosh Curator, Glasgow School of Art BLOG: V&A Blog: The Factory Presents… French Postcards: History Revealed Erika Lederman, Cataloguer, Photographs Section, V&A Museum BLOG: On Public Humanities The Find-Me-Another Machine Steven Lubar, Professor, Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art & Architecture, Brown University BLOG: The Cricket Bat That Died for Ireland Covert Photography in Rath Internment Camp Brenda Malone, National Museum of Ireland BLOG: Thinking About Museums Representing Abundance Ed Rodley, Associate Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem BLOG: Statens Museum for Kunst Wiki Labs: Enriching Art History on Wikipedia Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor Digital Museum Practice, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen BLOG: Stories from the Museum Floor From Shrunken Heads to Collective Conversations Michelle Scott, University of Manchester PART 3: LEARNING BLOG: Museum Questions • Can We Control What Students Learn on Museum Visits? Lisa Gilbert, Saint Louis University, Missouri • But Will You Be Here? An Argument for Tours that Encourage Life-long Learning Jackie Delamatre, Museum Educator, Rhode Island School of Design Museum • Can Museums Teach Content to School Groups? • Why Do We Need Classroom Management in Museums? Rebecca Shulman Herz, Director, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum BLOG: Under the Wings: Milwaukeee Art Museum Blog Slow Looking: Teens Explore a Single Work of Art Chelsea Emelie Kelly, Youth Corps Coordinator, Park Avenue Armory, New York BLOG: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog • Creative Baby! The Beginnings of an Idea • Reflections on a Journey of Discovery: Lessons Learned from Creative Baby! • An Art Exhibition Tour… For Babies? Hannah Mackay-Jackson, Project Coordinator, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead BLOG: Ren Associates Blog The Science of Wisdom Terri McNichol, President, Ren Associates BLOG: The Uncataloged Museum What Do You See In This Picture From the Rijksmuseum? Linda Norris, independent museum professional BLOG: Museum Hack What Makes an Engaging Art Museum Experience? Tiffany Rhoades, Program Developer, Girl Museum BLOG: MoMA Learning On Place and Proximity Wendy Woon, Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, MoMA, New York PART 4: INTERPRETING BLOG: MoMA Learning Agile Evaluation: User Testing and the Feedback Loop for the Redesign of MoMA.org Jackie Armstrong, Associate Educator, Visitor Research and Experience, MoMA, New York BLOG: Eye Level Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging Jeff Gates (Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives) and Howard Kaplan (Writer), Smithsonian American Art Museum BLOG: Attendant’s View New vs Old The Attendant BLOG: Museums and the Digital #beaconfail Amelia Bowan, Learning Team, Australian National Maritime Museum BLOG: The British Museum • 3D Imaging: The Assyrian Reliefs at the British Museum Matthew Cock, previously Head of Web, British Museum • Creating a Virtual Bronze Age Roundhouse Lizzie Edwards and Juno Rae, Co-managers, Samsung Digital Discovery Centre, British Museum • What Colour Were Dorothy’s Shoes? Mieka Harris, Education Manager, Citi Money Gallery, British Museum BLOG: Archaeology, Museums & Outreach • Co-creation and #Museumsrespondtoferguson • Why Co-creation in Archaeology Works Robert P Connolly, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University BLOG: The Australian Museum More Beacon Technology In Use at the Australian Museum Jen Cork, Senior Digital Producer, The Australian Museum. BLOG: Objects of Sound Exploring the Social and Cultural Voices of Objects Alcina Cortez, INET-MD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa BLOG: The Distant Sound of Trumpets The New Museum Conversation Is Not About You Jonas Heide Smith, Head of Digital, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark BLOG: NAI Wild West Region Newsletter What Constitutes Interpretive Success? Toni Herndon, Certified Interpretive Trainer, San Diego Zoo Global BLOG: The Conversation Using Virtual Reality to Preserve the Past Jenny Kidd, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University BLOG: Connected Benton in 3D Jim Olson, Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem BLOG: Create Hub Can Cultural Institutions Do More to Engage the Digital Generation? Chantal Pinkham, Cultural Partnerships Lead, Blippar BLOG: Cabinet of Curiosities The Art of Black Pain Adrienne Russell, Museum Evangelist, Literary Artist and Nonprofit Consultant BLOG: Science Communication Unit UWE Bristol Science Communicators Need to Get It: Science Isn’t Fun Erik Stengler, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, University of the West of England, Bristol PART 5: VISITING BLOG: The Other Museums Who is “We”? Cristiano Agostino, University of Edinburgh BLOG: MoMA Learning Combining Poetry With Visual Art To See (And Feel) in a New Way Jackie Armstrong, Associate Educator, Visitor Research and Experience, MoMA, New York BLOG: The Distant Sound of Trumpets We’ve Got 99 Problems But The Museum Selfie Ain’t One Jonas Heide Smith, Head of Digital, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark BLOG: The Happy Museum Materialism Degrades Matter. Can Museums Rise It Up? Hilary Jennings, Director, The Happy Museum Project BLOG: Museums and the Digital Visitors, Apps, Post-visit Experiences …And a Rethink of Digital Engagement Lynda Kelly, Head of Learning, Australian National Maritime Museum BLOG: Tincture of Museum Selfie Behaviour at the British Museum Claire Madge, Collection Care Volunteer, Museum of London BLOG: The Learning Planet Museums After Paris Bridget McKenzie, Director, Flow UK BLOG: The Uncataloged Museum What Does Democracy Look Like at a Historic Site? Linda Norris, independent museum professional BLOG: The Interpretation Game: Cultural Heritage and the Digital Economy Roxanne, You Don’t Have To Pull Out Your Bluetooth Phone Matthew Tyler-Jones, Visitor Experience Consultant, National Trust BLOG: Engaging Places Creating a 21st Century House Museum Max A van Balgooy, President, Engaging Places BLOG: Out in the Museum Why the V&A Gay and Lesbian Tour is Essential Dan Vo, Volunteer Ambassador, V&A Museum BLOG: TeamWorks Media Blog How Museums Can Demonstrate Expertise in the Age of Google Carol Summerfield, Chief Strategy Officer, TeamWorks Media BLOG: MoMA Inside Out Art, Humor and Keeping Things Uncomfortable Calder Zwicky, Assistant Director for Teen and Community Partnerships, MoMA APPENDIX How to Write a Good Blog Post Jeff Gates, Lead Producer, New Media Initiatives, Smithsonian American Art Museum REVIEWS Suse Anderson, Asst. Professor Museum Studies, George Washington University: Blogging is a unique form of writing. At once personal, professional, and political, it draws its power from its immediacy, responsiveness, and the often-provisional nature of its dialogue; a kind of thinking-out-loud. Its visceral discourse responds to and reflects a changing world and sector. Like the best blogs, this book will perhaps be most useful when browsed, dipped into, and revisited often. Its individual chapters weave together to tell bigger stories, whilst each piece holds pearls of wisdom to be digested at will . Whenever you're seeking inspiration or perspective, the authors in this book will have some to share. Aleia Brown, Visiting Curator, Michigan State University Museum: This wonderful collection of essays illuminates the vital conversations taking place online by and about museums. The authors address a range of hot topics, as well as more elusive issues in the field, while pushing readers to think critically about what it means to be a 21st century museum. The Museum Blog Book is essential reading for those looking to creatively and thoughtfully consider how museums can interact with the world beyond their physical spaces. Alima Bucciantini, Asst. Professor of Public History, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh: The Museum Blog Book gives readers access to cutting edge thinking on a variety of museum topics in one place, as well as resources to find out more. This is a valuable resource for practitioners, students, and teachers alike . Andrea Burns, Associate Professor, Department of History, Appalachian State University: The Museum Blog Book has collected a wealth of accessible and important blog posts from some of the most noted and contemporary voices in the museum field . Anyone who is interested in learning more about key topics of concern for museums in the twenty-first century will find this book to be an essential resource. Guillermo Fernández, Consultant for Museums and Science Exhibitions, Tarragona, Spain: New communication technologies have contributed to important changes in the way museum professionals work. Paradoxically, this more interconnected professional collective now has less time available to take advantage of the extraordinary training resources offered by the internet. This book offers a careful and well-ordered selection of key themes for museums from the refreshing approaches of the best bloggers. David Fleming, Director, National Museums Liverpool: I love blogs – they have given a new lease of life to opinion-forming about museums. This book contains some of the best museum blogs around, and it is essential (and compulsive) reading . Nik Honeysett, Chief Executive, Balboa Park Online Collaborative: There has never been a more important time for the global museum community to speak out, to pick a side, pick a cause or simply make sense of the world we now live in. If you want to see how that’s happening, this book will show you with glorious insight into our mission-driven community. Its both personal and general, strategic and tactical, local and global, diverse and opinionated, but totally compelling - just like museums. The publisher hopes I’ll find the results both "enjoyable and inspiring". Yes I did. Simply put, read this book to remember why you work in a museum . Robert R Janes, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Museum Management and Curatorship : The Museum Blog Book transcends the ephemeral nature of the digital world by assembling an impressive array of blogs on the challenges and opportunities of contemporary museum work. In the transitory age of the Internet, this is a collection of substance and insight where the words stay put – in a book. With commentaries on dozens of topics, ranging from new technology to activism, this book will engage any museum worker who values critical thinking and self-reflection, with or without a handheld device. Nick Merriman, Director, The Manchester Museum: Blogging and social media provide a new kind of museum discourse: often informal, witty, moving, personal, and hard-hitting. The ephemerality of the medium is a strength, but also means that much that is of long-lasting value is lost to future audiences. This book does us a great service in bringing together some outstanding examples of this important genre in the more durable format of a book. Therese Quinn, Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago: Pleasures, provocations, pain… Indictments and incitements. Manifestoes! A rich gathering of the best of the blogosphere on all things museum , this compendium works equally well as an introduction to the field for newcomers and a sourcebook for experienced practitioners. With topics of urgent contemporary concern - leadership and gender, worker activism, museum selfies, and writing strong blog posts like these - this book is for everyone with an interest in museums, and should not be missed . Lawrence R Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: Kudos to the folks who assembled this amazing compendium. Thanks to their prodigious reading and sifting we can now benefit from the thoughtful and timely observations on museum practice from a host of international museum professionals. This book is a gift to us all! Robert Weisberg, Co-chair, Conference Program Committee, Museum Computer Network | Senior Project Manager, Publications and Editorial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art | robertjweisberg.com : This book presents critical and loving, sharp and heartfelt insight from a diverse group of writers hailing from from many institutions, backgrounds, and perspectives, all sharing one goal - improving our museums in order to improve our communities, society, and the world. Dear museum workers, read this book - especially the answers and questions from other parts of the museum field than yours. It’s a sprawling conference and a modern discourse on museum relevance all in one. DETAILS The Museum Blog Book Pages 676 Colour illustrations 126 Size 216 x 140 mm Publication 27 February 2017 Editions £59 [paperback] | £89 [hardback] ISBN 978-1-910144-84-8 [paperback] | 978-1-910144-85-5 [hardback] QUESTIONS Problem? Problem ordering online? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Question? 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Synopsis A post-modern puzzle about self and identity. Alexander embarks on a remarkable experiment, the likes of which no one has attempted before, maybe that's why there is a detective watching him. With Penny, Alexander is a gadfly, mucking her about, unable to see past her beauty; but with Melanie, he has met his match. It is remarkable how quickly the mood shifts from talk of big questions (religion, God, beauty, how mirrors lie) to the perfectly ordinary nuances between a couple. Praise for this Book ‘Raymond Chandler meets Maurice Sendac. A private investigator develops his latest assignment into a more complex exploration of the exterior and interior worlds of his ‘watch’. It’s vastly more invasive, but no one gets hurt. Mark Carew’s book is mysterious yet understated, and the reader cannot but stick with him as the intrigue develops. Exquisite.’ — Alison Baverstock, author of Is there a book in you? Reviews of this Book ‘ The Book of Alexander was an interesting novel, very much a thought experiment in fictional form. We’re always wondering about the detective as much as his quarry and this makes for a rather mysterious read, another very enjoyable debut from Salt.’ — Shiny New Books ‘[A] disturbing, self-reflective chiller. The shifting perspectives demonstrate how filtered any observation of people will be. Alexander seeks subjects for his art. The reader may find themselves captured by his gaze.’ — Jackie Law , neverimitate ‘Mark Carew’s debut novel is written with a wit and compassion that is second to none. Alexander is about to embark on a remarkable never before attempted experiment – he will find who he is by writing a book as if he were a detective. The more you read of Alexander’s story, the more you fall in love with him and with Carew’s humor, which is deeply embedded into his writing.’ — Daniel George , Big Issue in the North ‘The detective begins the job, he spies on Alex and Penny too, they seem to be rowing. The detective makes notes in what will become The Book of Alexander . Penny is soon gone, Ruth replaces her within hours, there are other women interested in Alexander and vice versa. The book contains Alexander’s reading preferences, the contents of his computer, his sexual partners and connections to the outside world and a wider view of his philosophical understanding of the world. Does it bring him to any greater understanding of self for Alexander? You decide. This is a first novel of promise, a second, Magnus , will be published in 2019.’ — Paul Burke , NB Magazine
From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book – part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld’s pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies’ lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look. Paperback: 108 pages ISBN: 9781406349160 Dimensions: 26.5 x 1.5 x 29 cm Written by: Nicola Davies Illustrated by: Mark Herald About the Author: Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise , Ice Bear , Big Blue Whale and the Silver Street Farm series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Underlying all Nicola’s writing is the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. About the illustrator: Mark Hearld, a breathtaking new talent in children’s books, is a distinguished artist and printmaker. He studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Natural History Illustration at the Royal College. He now teaches at art colleges in Hull and Edinburgh and has recently designed a range of bags and stationery for the Tate and held a solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Inspired by the natural world, especially by animals, Mark makes prints, paintings and collages, as well as textiles and ceramics. Mark lives in York.