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- JRP|Ringier 2011; US$ 24.95
Part of JRP|Ringier's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 38.95
In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and communication, Whitehead advances major theoretical... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 17.95
The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity? , James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture? , Cuno... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built museums and galleries, suggesting a fundamental re-evaluation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Museum Informatics explores the sociotechnical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museums. It is designed specifically to address the many challenges faced by museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors in the information society. It examines not only applications of new technologies in museums, but how... more...
- Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 32.95
Preeminent museum education theorist George E. Hein explores the work, philosophy, and impact of educational reformer John Dewey and his importance for museums. Hein traces current practice in museum education to Dewey's early 20th-century ideas about education, democracy, and progress toward improving society, and in so doing provides a rare history... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 35.00
Der analytisch aufgebaute, praxisnahe und attraktiv illustrierte Leitfaden für Ausstellungsgestalter.Eine gelungene Ausstellung ist das ausgewogene Resultat von Kommunikation, Wissensvermittlung, Interaktion, Erlebnis und Kontemplation. Dieses erfolgreiche, schon mehrmals nachgedruckte, nunmehr aktualisierte Handbuch erläutert in knapper Form die entscheidenden... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00
Suzanne Keene's pioneering book shows how museums and other cultural organizations fit into the new world of information and electronic communications and, most importantly, how they can take advantage of what it has to offer. By using new technology museums can build knowledge bases around information about collections. A collection object can... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 112.00
'The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects' makes available in a single volume, a survey of the chemical composition, properties and analysis of the whole range of organic materials incorporated into objects and artworks found in museum collections. The authors cover the fundamental chemistry of the bulk materials such as wood, paper, natural fibres... more...
- Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 94.00
The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory, and practice in the museum field over the last twenty... more...