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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dinosaurs in the Atticby Douglas J. Preston

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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 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...

  • Fighting over the Foundersby Andrew M. Schocket

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation?s founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible... more...

  • Wilde Museenby Angela Jannelli

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.76

    In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind im Zuge des Museumsbooms auch zahlreiche von Amateuren betriebene Museen entstanden. Was aber motiviert sie dazu? Was ist so attraktiv am Sammeln und Ausstellen? Inspiriert von Claude Lévi-Strauss' Theorie des »wilden Denkens« hat Angela Jannelli eine Feldforschung in drei Amateurmuseen durchgeführt und dort erstmalig... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Museum Volunteersby Sinclair Goodlad; Stephanie McIvor

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism. This book: * reviews research on the changing priorities of museums * examines a form of volunteering that has provided... more...