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By Elizabeth Wood, Kiersten F Latham

What if museums may well harness the emotional and highbrow connections humans need to own and daily items to create richer customer stories? during this booklet, Elizabeth wooden and Kiersten Latham current the thing wisdom Framework, a device for utilizing gadgets to attach museum viewers to themselves, to others, and to their global. They speak about the major ideas underpinning our lived event of items and the way museums can study from them. Then they stroll readers via concrete tools for remodeling visitor-object stories, together with routines and methods for groups constructing express subject matters, messages, and content material, and participatory studies.

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Similarly, if a person comes from a culture that does not have chairs, the object moves to the foreground of the experience because of its differences. All of these moments of awareness happen quickly. Put most simply, consciousness is always the consciousness of something. This process of perception involves the body and works through the senses: humans live in and are conscious of the world through their bodies. Bodily knowledge incorporates the traditional five senses, as well as the sensations of time, space, and interpersonal awareness.

A great deal of object information stems from disciplinary traditions in anthropology, archaeology, history, natural history, science, and art history. 5 2 c h a p t e r 2 All of these traditions work from various forms of a shared knowledge base on subject content. The level of expertise that museums provide around their objects is part of what makes museums powerful learning institutions. In certain situations though, museums may not explicitly define the shared knowledge base for the visitor; instead, the exhibition or program might present assumed or accepted knowledge as the way to understand the object.

15). Educators now regularly share this story as part of museum programs. As school visitors encounter Simba in the African gallery, they learn the whole story of how he came to be in the museum. Knowing Simba’s story builds on the visitor knowledge, not only about the lion, but about how the museum created its dioramas and what they would not necessarily see just from looking: the lion is not just a lion in an exhibit. Semiotics and the Role of Meaning Another aspect of explaining meaning making and ways of knowing objects comes from the field of semiotics.

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