Article | NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden | The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text

Title:
The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text
Author:
Eva Insulander: Stockholm Institute of Education, DidaktikDesign, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden
Issue:
022
Article no.:
011
Pages:
127–135
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-09-19
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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In recent years; museum professionals; visitors and politicians have directed their interest towards the museum as a new arena for communication and learning. In this article; I explore the museum as an educational site from a multimodal and social semiotic approach. This approach implies a view of communication and learning as a social process of sign-making; where the meaning of a message is realised across several resources or modes of communication. As an example; I study the characteristics and the design of an archaeological exhibition at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm; Sweden. The exhibition is described and explored as a multimodal pedagogical text. In my ’reading’ of the text; I examine how the design encourages a specific reading path and how it creates coherence through ’framing’ and through the use of colour. I examine how meaning is made through objects; text; image and sound.

NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Eva Insulander
Title:
The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text
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NaMu; Making National Museums Program; Setting the Frames; 26-28 February; Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Eva Insulander
Title:
The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text
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