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  • 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$ 56.95

    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$ 19.99

    ?Delightfully surprising?.A portable virtual museum?an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world?s great cities? ( Kirkus Reviews ), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects , Sam Roberts of The New York... more...

  • Dinosaurs in the Atticby Douglas J. Preston

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 14.24

    Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection ever assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas J. Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in... more...

  • The Museum Effectby Jeffrey K. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 40.99

    Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions are opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who we are, were, and might be. These institutions are vehicles for educating and civilizing society that work on a variety of levels, ranging from a community event to a single child making a first visit. The Museum Effect documents this phenomenon,... more...

  • Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Artsby Mary Jo Arnoldi

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 39.95

    How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own?outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history? Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them.... more...

  • Museums in Britainby Christine Garwood

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and public display. This overview of museums in Britain... more...

  • Rethinking Strategy for Creative Industriesby Milan Todorovic; with Ali Bakir

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Creative Industry practices are increasingly manifested through hybrid models and methods and emerging sub-sectors.? With ever finer dividing lines between form and content, product and service, participation and consumption, the distinctions between sectors are increasingly blurred, while new, convergent models emerge. Reflecting this fluid context,... more...

  • Indigenous Cultural Centers and Museumsby Anoma Pieris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 74.99

    Indigenous Cultural Centers and Museums: An Illustrated International Survey documents a rich legacy of collaboration across the spatial disciplines combining creative art practice, architecture, construction, landscape design, and urban design in the production of unique and culturally significant social institutions. This book covers a wide range... more...