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Museum Exhibition Techniques

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Dr Alexander Kapukotuwa Senior Lecturer & Fellow, Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, Treasurer, Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, Director Excavation / Ampara, Rajagala Archaeological Project – Sri Lanka, Director Archaeology / Kagalla District – Sri Lanka Department of History and Archaeology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. alexkapu39@yahoo.com and Dr Onukwube Alex Alfred Anedo Department of African & Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria Introduction Museums: Museum is an institution developed through the centuries to stave off for as long as possible the deterioration and loss of objects treasured for their cultural value. As such, collects, preserves, arranges and displaysthe objects of scientific, historical, and aesthetic values. The museum has several functions. Firstly; it is a repository in which are kept the products of cultural and nature, those items from the vast material output of human that are held worthy of permanent preservation. Secondly; it is a Centre of learning, applying the finest research methods to the problems of gathering its materials, classifying them, and preparing them for meaningful study and display. Finally; the museum is usually a public placefor putting before people the objects of their civilization and of past civilizations, serving to entertain and to aid in the development of taste and judgment. Society does not save these things just to hoard them but to use them. Accordingly Museums are organized to use their treasures for cultural property, natural history specimens, science and technology and archival purposes. Exhibition Exhibition is the most important, powerful and directs visual communication in every museum. Every day large number of different people comes to museums to visit museum exhibitions. Therefore, there is a close relationship between exhibitions and museums audience. While museums have a wide range of potential public programmes, exhibitions tend to be the predominate form of communication between a museum and its public. Often the public’s perception of a museum is based on their experience of the exhibition inside. Exhibitions – in their content and character, in their space and facilities needs and in their development and operations – also have significant impact on a museum’s building and resources. The public is quite right to identify museums with displays. Although museums do have many other techniques to communicate with the public, their unique and special method is display. An exhibition may be defined as a show or display of materials for the purpose of communication with an audience, often the general public. The exhibits have different aims. In museums, they employ original objects to inspire or inform and incidentally to entertain audienceby displaying objects or processes that illustrate the technological and artistic attainments. The specific goals of museum exhibitions involve the desire to change attitudes, modify behavior and disseminate the knowledge. It is generally assumed that museum exhibitions incorporate collection objects or their representations as the primary channels of communication. These presentations are informational in content and intent. There are legitimate uses and reasons for this form of display, but by and larger, the uniqueness of museum exhibitions rests in their employment of the “real thing” intent or purpose lies with the exhibit maker. Exhibitions range from being either object – oriented at one extreme, to concept – oriented at the other. That is, either objects or messages predominate. “An exhibition is a means of communication aiming at large groups of the public with the purpose of conveying information, ideas and emotions relating to the material evidence of man and his surrounding with the aid of chiefly visual and dimensional methods” (Verhaar and Meeter 1989: 260) The definition by Verhaar and Meeter states some...

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CALL FOR PAPERS IDEAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM Nigeria calls for well researched papers from authors in areas that borders on Igbo in relation to other people’s cultures. We welcome articles or proposals from all perspectives and on all subjects pertaining to Igbo, Nigerian, African people’s and others’ relations on Public policy, Language, Religion, Philosophy, Education, Medicine, History, Economy, Sociology, Culture, Engineering, Business relations, Comparative politics, strategy and environment, etc. Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: igboscholars@yahoo.com or send two hard copies of your papers to any of the editors. Referencing style is MLA or APA. The Journal wishes to publish the results of her researches annually. Onukwube Alex A. Anedo & Ngozi Thecla Udemmadu Editors IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM NIGERIA Department of African & Asian Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State – Nigeria +2348037859249, +2347038296805 e-mail:igboscholars@yahoo.com; web: http://wwwigboscholarsforum.com.ng Vol.3 No.1 June, 2016 ISSN: 2476-8421 FROM EDITORIAL DESK Ideal International Journal is one of the brain children of Igbo Scholars Forum born out of the zeal to get the young Igbo scholars together so as to start thinking like Igbo sons and daughters through paper publications, meetings and symposia. As a matter of fact, Igbo Scholars Forum was founded by Dr. Onukwube Alexander Alfred Anedo and Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Thecla Udemmadu (Nee Obiora) and born at the launching of a festschrift in honour of their life patron, Prof. Obed Muojekwu Anizoba (Ozonwa) on the 15th day of December, 2012. In his kind gesture, Prof O. M. Anizoba therefore established a website http://www.igboscholarsforum.com.ng for them to use in telling the world who the Igbo people are, about their life, what they believe in and their relationship with people and other cultures of the world outside theirs. Other journal outlets through which this Forum wants to let Igbo people and their culture out to the world are Igboscholars International Journal and Ekwe International Journal which is solely written only in Igbo language. Onukwube A. A. Anedo, Ph.D. Ngozi T. O. Udemmadu, Ph.D. Consulting editors: Prof. Obed M Anizoba Department of African & Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria Prof. Sam Uzochukwu Department of Igbo & Linguistics Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Nigeria Prof Sheng Jia Department of Chinese Culture & Anthropology, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R.China Prof Yuhua Ji Department of English language & Linguistics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R.China Prof B. Okolo Department of Languages & Linguistics, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria Dr. Gamini Ranasinghe Department of Archeology & Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Dr. Paul Oguguo Department of Philosophy, faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria Dr Babette Zoumara Bank for Seeds and Solar Energy (BASSE), Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A ©Igbo scholars’ forum, Nigeria 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.Museum Exhibition Techniques 7 Dr Alexander Kapukotuwa ; Senior Lecturer, Fellow / Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, Treasurer / Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists, Director Excavation / Ampara, Rajagala Archaeological Project – Sri Lanka Director Archaeology / Kagalla District – Sri Lanka Department of History and Archaeology University of Sri Jayewardenepura Nugegoda, Sri Lanka and Dr Onukwube Alex Alfred Anedo; S/L, Department of African & Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria 2. Christian Religious Education for Character and Skill Development in Nigeria 19 Chijindu, C.N. Ph.D. Dept. of Religious Studies Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe 08035077688 Cchinwe25@gmail.com 3. Innovative Teaching: A Prerequisite for Promoting Good Music Practice in Nigeria 23 Ojukwu, Ebele V. Department of Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka E-mail: ev.ojukwu@unizik.edu.ng, drebeleojukwu@yahoo.com Phone: 2348037244058...

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IDEAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IGBO SCHOLARS FORUM, NIGERIA. Volume 3 No 1, June, 2016

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