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- AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 31.99
Museums exist to serve their audiences. This book describes how you can better relate to your audience, looking at how small museums are engaging with and advocating for their communities. We address marketing and public relations, visitor services, accessibility, and easy ways to find out what your audience members think about and want from you.... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 32.95
This provocative, cutting-edge anthology addresses the challenges of curating, presenting, and preserving new-media art?artworks that use digital technologies as media and emphasize process over object. As an art form that is inherently time based, dynamic, interactive, collaborative, customizable, and variable, new-media art resists objectification.... 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...
- Continuum International Publishing 2012; US$ 70.00
In the face of unparalleled growth and a truly global audience, the popularity of contemporary art has clearly become a double-edged affair. Today, an unprecedented number of museums, galleries, biennial-style exhibitions, and art fairs display new work in all its variety, while art schools continue to inject fresh talent onto the scene at an accelerated... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 42.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 39.95
Drawing on examples from the authors? own experience as exhibition designers, this book examines every phase of exhibition creation. Topics include concept and design, presentation and staging, communicative forms and media, text and graphics, typography and layout, and the use of lighting. 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...