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

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    This manual gives us useful guidelines for the strategic planning process. . . . It deals with the reasons for a plan and the structure of the planning process and the methods. It takes us from 'problems to strategies' and outlines the writing of the plan and the implementing of it, the evaluation of the plan and lastly what can go wrong and how to... more...

  • The Elgin Affairby Theodore Vrettos

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Almost two hundred years after they were ?purchased? from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail ?the greatest art theft in history,? a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British... more...

  • Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?by Sarah S. Brophy

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    This succinct text provides an accessible, step-by-step guide for small museums and historic organizations to help assess their readiness for the often laborious grant-application process. It includes seven real-life examples of institutions that have successfully achieved grant-readiness. An invaluable resource to museums, cultural institutions, and... more...

  • Thriving in the Knowledge Ageby John H. Falk; Beverly K. Sheppard

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    A most valuable read for those concerned about America's museums and cultural institutions, willing to confront realities, and uncertain what to do, and for those adventuring beyond traditional fundamentals of the model. Falk and Sheppard will challenge your thinking and give you ideas galore. more...

  • Museum Materialitiesby Sandra Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise questions about how objects carry meaning and feeling, the... more...

  • New Directions in Museum Ethicsby Janet Marstine; Alexander Bauer; Chelsea Haines

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This book considers key ethical questions in museum policy and practice, particularly those related to issues of collection and display. What does a collection signify in the twenty-first century museum? How does an engagement with immateriality challenge museums? concept of ownership, and how does that immateriality translate into the design of exhibitions... more...

  • Handbook for Museumsby David Dean; Gary Edson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice.  The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including... more...

  • A History of New York in 101 Objectsby Sam Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 30.00

    The vibrant story of America?s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color. A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake. A Checker taxicab and a conductor?s baton. An oyster and a mastodon tusk. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects , The New York Times?... 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

    From 'Please DO touch the Exhibits' to 'The Museum as Smellscape,' a new book hitting museum studies shelves this spring explores how the five sense can be engaged in cultural experiences. The Multisensory Museum unites museum professionals with psychologists, neuroscientists, architects and other specialists to examine how physical interactions... more...