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  • 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...

  • Programming for People with Special Needsby Katie Stringer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    The book features the seven keys to creating effective programming for people with special needs, especially elementary and secondary students with intellectual disabilities: Sensitivity and awareness training Planning and communication Timing Engagement and social/life skills Object-centered and inquiry-based programs Structure... 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...

  • Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditationsby Stephen E. Weil

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation. more...

  • Donors and Archivesby Aaron D. Purcell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support, their enthusiasm, and their stuff are vital to the success of archival programs. 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...

  • 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...

  • Das privatisierte Museum - Vision oder Notwendigkeit?by Nikola Schmutzer

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2005; US$ 20.04

    Privatisierung kommunaler Kultureinrichtungen, Public Private Partnership und Reform des öffentlichen Sektors - Schlagworte, die nicht erst heute Anlass zur Diskussion geben. Bereits seit geraumer Zeit zeichnet sich dadurch auch im kulturellen Bereich ein Wandlungsprozess ab, der bei den Verantwortlichen oft auf Misstrauen stösst. Diese Begriffe sind... more...

  • Ausstellenby Donata Koch-Haag; Michael Barchet; Karl Sierek

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2003; Not Available

    Ausstellen versteht sich zusehends als komplexer Akt des Zeigens. Die hier versammelten Beiträge gehen einem Verständnis des Ausstellungsaktes nach, das in drei Momente zerfällt: in das Ereignis der Lektüre, die Konfrontation mit dem Anderen und die Präsentation des Abwesenden. Diese drei Tätigkeitsfelder oder Handlungsbezirke sind wiederum durch eine... 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...