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  • 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...

  • What are Archives?by Louise Craven

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Exhibition Experimentsby Sharon Macdonald; Paul Basu

    Wiley 2008; US$ 119.95

    Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums. Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary... more...

  • Marketing the Artsby Steven Permut

    ABC-CLIO 1980; US$ 168.00

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  • 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...

  • The Medici Conspiracyby Peter Watson; Cecilia Todeschini

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 16.95

    A true-life thriller completely exposes the network behind the illegal trade in ancient artifacts - and features a rich cast of rogues and some of the world's most prestigious art institutions. more...

  • Marketing and Public Relations for Museums, Galleries, Cultural and Heritage Attractionsby Ylva French; Sue Runyard

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    Visitors to museums, galleries, heritage sites and other not for profit attractions receive their information in changing ways. Communications channels are shifting and developing all the time, presenting new challenges to cultural PR and Marketing teams. Marketing and Public Relations for Museums, Galleries, Cultural and Heritage Attractions , as... more...

  • On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curatorsby Carolee Thea; Thomas Micchelli; Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

    Now available in a fully illustrated eBook edition, On Curating , Carolee Thea's second volume of interviews with ten of today's leading curators, explores the intellectual convictions and personal visions that lay the groundwork for the most prestigious and influential exhibitions in the world today. Among the aesthetic and theoretical issues raised... more...

  • Principles of Visual Anthropologyby Paul Hockings

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 629.00

    This edition contains 27 articles, written by scholars and filmmakers who are generally acknowledged as the international authorities in the field, and a new preface by the editor. The book covers ethnographic filming and its relations to the cinema and television; applications of filming to anthropological research, the uses of still photography,... more...