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  • PEACHby Oliviero Stock; Massimo Zancanaro

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 189.00

    Personal Experience with Active Cultural Heritage, PEACH, is a large, interdisciplinary development project that explores the use of novel technologies for physical museum visits. Led by teams from ITC-irst, Trento and DFKI, Saarbrücken, the research is at the forefront of work on intelligent user interfaces, but also covers other areas of artificial... more...

  • Museum Politicsby Timothy W. Luke

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    In this important volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums? power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic. Through discussions of topics ranging from how the National Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles have interpreted the... more...

  • Measuring the Value of Cultureby Jeanette Snowball

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    Interest in, and acknowledgement of, the value of culture and cultural goods is increasing world-wide. This title documents the use of methods used to put a price on cultural goods, including theatre, heritage, cultural events like arts festivals, museums, archaelogical sites and libraries. more...

  • What are Archives?by Louise Craven

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95

    In the UK, professional texts on archives concentrate on the how, not the why, of professional archival work. At the same time, studies of the theoretical role of the archive and the text are undertaken in other academic disciplines and there is an established forum for the discussion of related issues. This book invites the archivist to that arena... more...

  • Stuffed Animals and Pickled Headsby Stephen T. Asma

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 39.99

    The natural history museum is a place where the line between "high" and "low" culture effectively vanishes--where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre, and our thirst for knowledge all blend happily together. But as Stephen Asma shows in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there is more going on in these great institutions... more...

  • The Social Impact of the Artsby Eleonora Belfiore; Oliver Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    An intellectual history of contrasting ideas around the power of the arts to bring about personal and societal change - for better and worse. A fascinating account of the value and functions of the arts in society, in both the private sphere of individual emotions and self-development and public sphere of politics and social distinction. more...

  • Planning Successful Museum Building Projectsby Walter L. Crimm; Martha Morris; Carole L. Wharton

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Planning Successful Museum Building Projects provides comprehensive, practical guidance on planning, financing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all kinds of museum construction projects. more...

  • Materials for Conservationby C V Horie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    Materials in Conservation is the definitive introduction to the properties of materials used in conservation. The continual struggle of conservators to ameliorate the deterioration of objects has led to increasing use of synthetic polymers. These materials are part of the sophisticated technology that has been developed to augment and often replace... more...

  • The Legacyby Thomas Peter Bennett

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 39.99

    This book is an account of the origins, founding, and development in twentieth-century Florida of a people's museum that reflects Florida's changes through Spanish exploration, statehood, tourism, endangered manatees, and space development over a thousand years. This story of volunteerism leads to today's South Florida Museum and its several facilities. more...

  • Fundraising for Small Museumsby Jr. Salvatore G. Cilella

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff, so this book is meant to help the busy administrators perform their job of fundraising better and more efficiently. more...