Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice (Hardback)
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Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice (Hardback)

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Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 06/10/2017
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Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442279230
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 237 x 158 x 25 mm


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Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice is the first volume to provide multiple, museum-grounded perspectives on this approach, and is, therefore, a much needed and valuable resource for museums that recognize that they are better off when they operate as open and dynamic learning systems as opposed to traditional, compartmentalized, and hierarchical organizations. Yuha Jung and Ann Rowson Love cover the waterfront with sections on systems theory and specific museum examples. -- Marsha L. Semmel, principal of Marsha Semmel Consulting
What if all the different departments across a museum were operating with a holistic mindset and unified in their common cause? What if museum staff worked collaboratively, learned continuously, and reflected on their work? What if museums became enabling agents for their communities? The future of museums depends upon embracing these questions and many others, and this book will guide the way with penetrating insights and practical guidance. Ignore at your peril. -- Robert Janes, Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (UK)

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