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Authors:Eva Insulander: Stockholm Institute of Education, DidaktikDesign, Sweden
Publication title:The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text
Conference:NaMu, Making National Museums Program, Setting the Frames, 26–28 February, Norrköping, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:011
Abstract: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.
No. of pages:9
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Eva Insulander (2007). The Exhibition as a Multimodal Pedagogical Text, NaMu, Making National Museums Program, Setting the Frames, 26–28 February, Norrköping, Sweden;article=011 (accessed 9/23/2014)