Introduction Part 1: Repurposing: Delight in Repurposed Places Chapter 1. Monash University Museum of Art Chapter 2. Long Museum West Bund Part 2: Responding: Highlighting Differences Chapter 3. Museum of Contemporary Art of Australia's Mordant Wing Chapter 4. North Carolina Museum of Art's West Wing Chapter 5. Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion Chapter 6. Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building Part 3: Building New, under 50,000 square feet: Focus and Flexibility Chapter 7. Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Museum Chapter 8. Nanjing Sifang Art Museum Chapter 9. Museum of Contemporary Art - Cleveland Chapter 10. Tree Art Museum Part 4: Building New, over 50,000 square feet: Invitation and Adventure Chapter 11. FRAC Bretagne Chapter 12. New Museum Chapter 13. Museum aan de Stroom Chapter 14. The National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) Conclusion: The User Perspective and Users in 21st Century Museums A Brief Note on Methods List of Museums List of Architects Image Credits
Georgia Lindsay is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is co-editor of Revisiting "Social Factors": Advancing Research into People and Place. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
"For Georgia Lindsay a "user" is not only a visitor or staff member but also someone who never actually enters the museum, the city hosting the museum, the ecological system it affects and even the art it houses. Her detailed narrative addressing various programming and design issues raised by 14 cases of 21st century museums inspires one to think and reflect, rather than to follow set guidelines or checklists. If only more building types were analyzed in such an inclusive, insightful and engaging manner!" - Karen A. Franck, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology and co-author of Memorials as Spaces of Engagement