Cities, Museums And Soft Power by Gail Dexter LordCities, Museums And Soft Power by Gail Dexter Lord

Cities, Museums And Soft Power

byGail Dexter Lord, Ngaire Blankenberg

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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Museum planners Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg demonstrate how museums and cities are using their soft power to address some of the most important issues of our time.Soft power is the exercise of influence through attraction, persuasion, and agenda-setting rather than military or economic coercion.Thirteen of the world's leading museum and cultural experts from six continents explore the many facets of soft power in cities and museums: how it amplifies civic discourse, accelerates cultural change, and contributes to contextual intelligence among the great diversity of city dwellers, visitors, and policy makers. The authors urge city governments to embrace museums which so often are the signifiers of their cities, increasing real estate values while attracting investment, tourists, and creative workers. Lord and Blankenberg propose 32 practical strategies for museums and cities to activate their soft power and create thriving and sustainable communities. Follow the link below to watch co-author Gail Lord speaking about soft power on The Agenda, a popular public affairs program on TVO, a leading educational television broadcaster  To Read More:
Gail Dexter Lord is co-founder and co-president of Lord Cultural Resources. With Barry Lord, she is co-editor of The Manual of Museum Planning (1991, 1999, 2012), and co-author of The Manual of Museum Management (1997 and 2009) and Artists, Patrons and the Public: Why Culture Changes (2010). She is co-author with Kate Markert of The Ma...
Title:Cities, Museums And Soft PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 0.62 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:American Alliance Of MuseumsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194196303X

ISBN - 13:9781941963036


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Cities, Museums and Soft Power Gail Dexter Lord & Ngaire Blankenberg2. The Economics of Museums and Cities Javier Jimenez3. Museums in Public Diplomacy Federica Olivares4. London's Knowledge Quarter: The Soft Power of Museums in the Knowledge Economy and Urban Development Baillie Card5. Museums in the Age of Brazilian Soft Power Gege Leme Joseph6. Museums as Signifiers in the Gulf Hayfa Matar7. When Soft Powers Collide Ngaire Blakenberg8. Unearthing the Genius Loci of Museums in the Indian Subcontinent Batul Raaj Mehta9. Cultural Nomads: Creative People on the Road Robert Punkenhofer10. Cranking Up the Soft Power Engine of Chinese Museums An Laishun, PH.D11. A Tale of Two Civil and Human Rights Cities Gail Dexter Lord and Joy Bailey Bryant12. Cairo and Its Museums: From Multiculturalism to Leadership in Sustainable Development Mohamed Gamal Rashed13. Global and Local: Fairs and Biennials, Temporary Urbanism and Pop-Up Museums Lourdes Fernandez with translation by Marina Ramirez14. The Museum Building Boom Guido Guerzoni15. Thirty-two Ways for Museums to Activate Their Soft Power Ngaire Blakenberg and Gail Dexter Lord

Editorial Reviews

The authors build a compelling argument as they explore what's next for cities, museums, and soft power, framing the international conversation about the future in fresh and provocative ways. A fascinating book.