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  • Exhibit Labelsby Beverly Serrell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach is a vital reference tool for all museum professionals. Beverly Serrell presents the reader with excellent guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production. more...

  • The First Smithsonian Collectionby Helena E. Wright

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1849 the Smithsonian purchased the Marsh Collection of European engravings. Not only the first collection of any kind to be acquired by the new Institution, it was also the first public print collection in the nation, and it presented an important symbol of cultural authority.   The prints formed part of the library of Vermont Congressman George... more...

  • Integrated Pest Management for Collectionsby Peter Windsor; David Pinniger; Louise Bacon; Bob Child; Kerren Harris

    Historic England 2015; US$ 29.17

    Integrated pest management (IPM) is not a static approach but one that is constantly evolving. Mass international travel, climate change and other factors contribute to the spread of new pests, and the pests themselves are constantly seeking out weaknesses in our defences. An understanding of the threats pests pose to collections and the necessity... more...

  • Jens Hoffmann: (Curating) From A to Zby Jens Hoffman; Claire Fontaine

    JRP|Ringier 2015; US$ 15.00

    "(Curating) From A to Z" offers a summary of the development of curatorial practice over the last two decades seen through the eyes of curator Jens Hoffmann. In this publication each letter of the alphabet evokes a particular word related to the world of exhibition making: From A (as in Artist) and B (as in Biennial) to R (as in Retrospective) and... more...

  • Lost in the Museumby Nancy Moses

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Manual of Curatorshipby John M. A. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 250.00

    Based on original contributions by specialists, this manual covers both the theory and the practice required in the management of museums. It is intended for all museum and art gallery profession staff, and includes sections on new technology, marketing, volunteers and museum libraries. more...

  • Manual of Museum Exhibitionsby Barry Lord; Maria Piacente

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 82.99

    The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition explores the exhibition development process in greater detail, providing the technical and practical methodologies museum professionals need today.... more...

  • Museum Exhibition Planning and Designby Elizabeth Bogle

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 57.99

    Museum Exhibition Planning and Design is a comprehensive introduction and reference to exhibition planning and design. This book focuses on both the procedural elements of successful planning, like the phases of exhibit design and all associated tasks and issues, and on the design elements that make up the realized exhibit itself, such as color,... 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...

  • Museums and the Paradox of Changeby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Museums throughout the world are under increasing pressure in the wake of the 2008/2009 economic recession and the many pressing social and environmental issues that are assuming priority. The major focus of concern in the global museum community is the sustainability of museums in light of these pressures, not to mention falling attendance and the... more...