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  • Collecting the Newby Bruce Altshuler

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value.... more...

  • Museums and Social Activismby Kylie Message

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but unknown story about museological transformation and curatorial... more...

  • The Museum in Transitionby Hilde S. Hein

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 17.95

    During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the boundaries between museums and the ?real? world are eroding. Setting the transition from object-centered to story-centered exhibitions in a philosophical... more...

  • Museum Communication and Social Mediaby Kirsten Drotner; Kim Christian Schrøder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Visitor engagement and learning, outreach, and inclusion are concepts that have long dominated professional museum discourses.  The recent rapid uptake of various forms of social media in many parts of the world, however, calls for a reformulation of familiar opportunities and obstacles in museum debates and practices. Young people, as both early adopters... more...

  • Museums in the New Mediascapeby Jenny Kidd

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the heart of this are changes to the idea of ‘visitor’... more...

  • Museums and Restitutionby Louise Tythacott; Kostas Arvanitis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and investigates to what extent the question of restitution... more...

  • Remembering War the American Wayby G. Kurt Piehler

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered. Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly , Piehler recounts efforts to... more...

  • Severedby Frances Larson

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 26.67

    A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the 'civilized West' has had with decapitated heads and skulls, from a rising star of non-fiction writing more...

  • Registration Methods for the Small Museumby Daniel B. Reibel

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    Daniel B Reibel's Registration Methods for the Small Museum has been the definitive guide to registration methodology since 1978. Covering all aspects of the registration of museum collections, Registration Methods for the Small Museum provides practical solutions for any museum professional in a concise, readable manner. The new fourth edition brings... more...

  • Lost in the Museumby Nancy Moses

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried?along with the objects?in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and... more...