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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Towards the Museum of the Futureby Roger Miles; Lauro Zavala

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Towards the Museum of the Future explores, through a series of authoritative essays, some of the major developments in European museums as they struggle to adapt in a rapidly changing world. It embraces a wide range of European countries, all types of museums and exhibitions and the needs of different museum audiences, and discusses the museum as... more...

  • Possessors and Possessedby Wendy Shaw

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 68.95

    Possessors and Possessed analyzes how and why museums?characteristically Western institutions?emerged in the late-nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. Shaw argues that, rather than directly emulating post-Enlightenment museums of Western Europe, Ottoman elites produced categories of collection and modes of display appropriate to framing a new identity... more...

  • Dry Storeroom No. 1by Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make London?s Natural History Museum one of the world?s greatest institutions. In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Richard Fortey takes his readers to a place where only a few privileged scientists, curators, and research specialists... more...

  • Conservation Concernsby Konstanze Bachmann

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 16.95

    Written in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional... more...

  • Museums Matterby James Cuno

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society’s growing belief that the spread of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual inquiry were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. But in recent years, museums have been under attack, with critics arguing that they are... more...

  • Reinventing the Museumby Gail Anderson

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the musem community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development. more...

  • The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museumsby Gail Dexter Lord; Kate Markert

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    While some view strategic planning with trepidation, it is one of a museum's strongest tools for improving quality, motivating staff and board members, adapting to environmental changes, and preparing the groundwork for future initiatives. The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums offers proven methods for successful strategic planning in museums... more...