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  • 1.  Call for Book Chapter Proposal

    Posted 05-06-2024 10:46 AM
    Edited by Zida Wang 05-06-2024 03:22 PM
    Hello all!
    My name is Zida Wang, I'm a Museum Educator at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, and now I'm working on a book project with my cohort Morgan Joseph Hamilton, Morgan is a Museum Programs and Learning Manager at The Delaware Contemporary. We have a call for authors here!

    Call for Book Chapters Proposals


    Working Title: Creating Digital Exhibitions: A Guide
    Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
    Publish date: Fall 2025
    Editors: Zida Wang & Morgan Joseph Hamilton 


    About the Book: 
    This upcoming book strikes a path from in-depth theoretical discussions to practical, step-by-step approaches to creating virtual exhibitions in museums. It emphasizes participatory and edu-curation strategies that address the evolving needs of small to mid-sized museums in the digital age. This book brings a unique, global perspective, including case studies and insights from diverse cultural contexts. You will find stories about approachable technology, practical how-to guides, and a focus on diversity and inclusion in exhibit design from practitioners in the field. It's not just about the ‘how’ but also the ‘why’ behind digital transformation in museums.
    This book intends to bridge theoretical frameworks with actionable approaches to crafting virtual exhibitions, highlighting dynamic, inclusive, and accessible digital practices.


    We invite museum experts, practitioners, and scholars to contribute to this upcoming book project that illuminates the pathways for creating impactful virtual exhibitions for small to mid-sized museums. All museum specialties are accepted, including but not limited to: Art museums, contemporary art & non-collecting spaces, history & science museums, State and Local historic sites, and others. As museums around the world keep discovering virtual exhibitions, this guide will provide a platform for sharing innovative practices, theoretical frameworks, and in-depth case studies that highlight the digital transformation of exhibitions.


    Scopes
    We are seeking submissions on these scopes:

    1. Case Studies (1500 - 2000 words): Explore digital exhibitions and their impact on virtual audience engagement. Analyze digital approaches with an emphasis on digital-first exhibiting strategies. 

    2. Theory and Practice (2000-2500 words): ZIDA & MORGAN
    Present frameworks that focus on the virtualization of exhibitions and how they inform curatorial and design decisions. How do we get from ideas to exhibits? 

    3.. Exhibits and Programs (2000 - 2500 words):
    Share virtual exhibition and program examples, and discuss their developmental process and technological implementation. Share program ideas for deep visitor engagement with virtual objects and exhibits. How can others in similar museums with similar resources utilize these examples? 

    4. Implications of Digital Exhibits ( 2000 - 2500 words):
    Reflect on the broader implications of the shift towards virtual exhibits for the museum field, including accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability.

    5. Evaluation (1000 - 1500 words):
    Address methods and criteria for assessing the effectiveness of digital exhibitions. 


    Submission Guidelines:

    Please specify which scope your chapter will address, an abstract no longer than 350 words, and a brief author biography of 30-50 words to createdigitalexhibits@gmail.com by July 1st, 2024.


    Please Note:
    For First Draft 
    2-3 figures or illustrations per chapter are encouraged.
    Figures will be black and white in the print edition and color in the e-book.

    Important Dates:
    Abstract Deadline: July 1st, 2024
    Final Acceptance Notification Date: July 30th, 2024
    Full Paper Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2024
    Final Paper Submission Date: February 28th, 2025


    Manual of Style Requirements: 
    All submissions will use the APA 7th edition formatting guidelines.


    For any questions, please email us at createdigitalexhibits@gmail.com.
    For more info: please visit www.createdigitalexhibits.com


    Thank you and we look forward to working with you.



  • 2.  RE: Call for Book Chapter Proposal

    Posted 05-07-2024 11:30 AM

    I love this concept. I don't have anything to offer, but please let us know when the book is published!

    Good Luck,
    Matt



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    Matthew Isble
    Exhibit Designer & Founder of MuseumTrade.org
    misble@crockerartmuseum.org
    Crocker Art Museum
    Sacramento CA
    misble@crockerartmuseum.org
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  • 3.  RE: Call for Book Chapter Proposal

    Posted 30 days ago

    Of course! Thank you, Matt!



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    Zida Wang PhD
    Museum Educator
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  • 4.  RE: Call for Book Chapter Proposal

    Posted 05-07-2024 07:32 PM

    Hi Zida

    Brilliant initiative, we'd love to be involved.

    Kylie



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    Kylie Millwood
    Director Corporate Affairs
    Potts Point NSW
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  • 5.  RE: Call for Book Chapter Proposal

    Posted 30 days ago

    Thank you, Kylie! Morgan and I look forward to reading your abstract! 



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    Zida Wang PhD
    Museum Educator
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