In this groundbreaking book, leading museum professionals contribute practical and inspiring essays on how their institutions are responding to the social challenges of the 21st century: helping rehabilitate young offenders; reskilling long-term unemployed people; providing new enjoyment for the elderly; working alongside disadvantaged minorities. The case studies in this book share pioneering museum experience from the UK, USA, Australia and Africa. They explore the theory and practice of building social inclusion into museum and gallery programmes. They are powerful, moving - and an inspiration to action. Among the institutions whose programmes feature in the book's information-packed 320 pages are: Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Armouries, Tower of London, Clarke Art Institute, Williamstown, USA, Weeksville Heritage, Brooklyn, USA, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa.
This 2009 paperback first edition is in a very good, used condition. The cover shows a few minor signs of shelf-wear but the text is clean, bright and free from annotation.