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  • The Art Collector's Handbookby Mary Rozell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 60.00

    With the rapid and unprecedented global expansion of the art market, new collectors are emerging every day. When buying art, whether for pure enjoyment, for investment or some other motive, few art collectors consider the practical and financial implications of owning and maintaining art, and many do not have a plan for how they might eventually dispose... more...

  • The Economics of Cultural Policyby David Throsby

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Non-technical analysis of how cultural industries contribute to economic growth and the policies required to ensure cultural industries will flourish. more...

  • Programming for People with Special Needsby Katie Stringer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    The book features the seven keys to creating effective programming for people with special needs, especially elementary and secondary students with intellectual disabilities: Sensitivity and awareness training Planning and communication Timing Engagement and social/life skills Object-centered and inquiry-based programs Structure... more...

  • Museums and Communitiesby Ivan Karp; Christine Mullen Kreamer; Steven Levine

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 28.95

    Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the... more...

  • Dinosaurs in the Atticby Douglas J. Preston

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection every assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in... more...

  • Making Museums Matterby Stephen Weil

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 18.95

    In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to ?earn their keep??that they make themselves matter?in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual... more...

  • Extreme Collectingby Graeme Were; J. C. H. King

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting ?difficult? objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering... more...

  • Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and Historyby Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 54.99

    Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth century onwards, with special attention given to the evolution... more...

  • Museums and the Paradox of Changeby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Museums and the Paradox of Change provides a detailed account of how a major Canadian museum suffered a 40% loss in its operating budget and went on to become the most financially self-sufficient of the ten largest museums in Canada. This book is the most detailed case study of its kind and is indispensible for students and practitioners alike. Janes... more...

  • Museum Governanceby Marie Malaro

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 27.95

    In Museum Governance , Marie Malaro addresses a range of issues facing museum administrators and trustees, arguing they can handle their duties intelligently only if they understand two points?why our country sustains a nonprofit sector and what constitutes trusteeship. Armed with this knowledge, trustees can sort out knotty problems relating to corporate... more...