Joanna Weddell and Liz Farrelly have co-edited the book working with university colleagues.
02 Feb 2016
University of Brighton and V&A doctoral researchers Joanna Weddell and Liz Farrelly have published a book that explores how design objects have been displayed and curated within and beyond museums.
Published in collaboration with the University of Brighton, the V&A and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Design Objects and the Museum brings together a group of leading design historians, curators, educators and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects. Contributors draw on a wide range of Twentieth century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum.
The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public, with chapters grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design.
There is also an exploration of museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents for interpretation and learning within the museum. More information.
Many of the book’s contributors also have strong connections to the University of Brighton and the preface has been written by Professor Jonathan Woodham.
In her blog 'Liz Farelly visits' Liz writes about her experience of academic publishing. She also writes about her museum and gallery visits and interviews with designers and curators.