OUT THERE The Open Museum

OUT THERE The Open Museum

OUT THERE The Open Museum

Pushing the boundaries of museums potential

The Open Museum’s remit is to take objects into the community and work with those who might not otherwise visit a traditi​onal museum, as revealed in this new publication as the museum celebrates its first 20 years of existence. 

The book samples some of the projects that have contributed to the Open Museum’s success.  It also focuses on the passion of the staff and project participants.   With fabulous illustrations, the book offers insights into the thinking behind the museum. And it reveals the many challenges which were overcome along the way.


The book is aimed at:
  • those involved with outreach projects in the museums and galleries sphere
  • museum educators
  • students of museum studies 

The Book includes detailed case studies spanning the first 20 years of the Open Museum’s history, and a list of further reading. Fully illustrated in colour throughout.

About the authors

Janice Lane manages Glasgow Museums’ Learning & Access Section
Chris Jamieson manages Glasgow Museums’ Open Museum
Additional authors include current and former members of staff, such as curator and critic Julian Spalding, and project partners from the last 20 years.
Publication date: December 2010
Price: £10.00
Format: paperback, perfect bound
Illustrations: 120 pages of colour illustrations
Publisher: Glasgow Museums
ISBN: 9 780902 752948
Extent: 144 pp
Rights available: all
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