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The Museum Life

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February 28th 2014: The Art of Museum Exhibitions

There is certainly an art to developing museum exhibits, but are exhibitions art themselves? Get a group of five exhibition developers in a room and you’ll get six answers. Leslie Bedford has been thinking about this issue ever since she was called an artist for her exhibition work at Boston Children’s Museum. Join this week’s conversation at Leslie discusses her research that has led her to propose a new model for thinking about exhibitions. I can promise that you will never approach exhibitions in the same way again.

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Dr. Leslie Bedford

Dr. Bedford’s commitment to continuous organizational learning reflects her rich staff experience at the Boston Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Historical Society, twelve years as a senior consultant with The Museum Group, and thirteen years as director of the Leadership in Museum Education Program at Bank Street College. A graduate of Vassar College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she attended the Getty Leadership Institute and received her Ph.D. in Museum Studies from Union Institute and University. Her book, The Art of Museum Exhibitions. How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences will be available through Left Coast Press in May 2014.
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