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  • 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...

  • Museum Exhibition Planning and Designby Elizabeth Bogle

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 52.99

    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...

  • Ausstellungen entwerfen / Designing Exhibitionsby Aurelia Bertron; Claudia Frey; Ulrich Schwarz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on examples from the authors? own experience as exhibition designers, this book examines every phase of exhibition creation. Topics include concept and design, presentation and staging, communicative forms and media, text and graphics, typography and layout, and the use of lighting. 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...

  • Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Designby Tessa Bridal

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design examines the impact of an integrated approach to exhibit design and development on the effective creation and support of live interpretation of exhibit messages and institutional mission. Bridal argues that the interpreters who bring these exhibitions, an institution?s mission, collections, and stories... 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...

  • From Knowledge to Narrativeby Lisa Roberts

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 18.95

    From Knowledge to Narrative shows that museum educators?professionals responsible for making collections intelligble to viewers?have become central figures in shaping exhibits. Challenging the traditional, scholarly presentation of objects, educators argue that, rather than transmitting knowledge, museums' displays should construct narratives that... more...

  • Manual of Museum Exhibitionsby Barry Lord; Maria Piacente

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • Core Memoryby John Alderman; Dag Spicer; Mark Richards

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 24.99

    An unprecedented combination of computer history and striking images, Core Memory reveals modern technology's evolution through the world's most renowned computer collection, the Computer History Museum in the Silicon Valley. Vivid photos capture these historically important machinesincluding the Eniac, Crays 13, Apple I and IIwhile authoritative... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...