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  • Museums and the Paradox of Changeby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Museum Governanceby Marie Malaro

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 27.95

    In Museum Governance , Marie Malaro addresses a range of issues facing museum administrators and trustees, arguing they can handle their duties intelligently only if they understand two points?why our country sustains a nonprofit sector and what constitutes trusteeship. Armed with this knowledge, trustees can sort out knotty problems relating to corporate... more...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Records Management for Museums and Galleriesby Charlotte Brunskill; Sarah Demb

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 85.00

    The systematic management of records is an important activity for ?information businesses? such as museums and galleries, but is not always recognized as a core function. Record keeping activities are often concentrated on small groups of records, and staff charged with managing them may have limited experience in the field. Records Management for... more...

  • The Multisensory Museumby Nina Levent; Alvaro Pascual-Leone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring together scholars and museum practitioners from around the world to highlight new trends and untapped opportunities for using such modalities... 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...