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- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 36.99
The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions. This new edition features updated standards, techniques, and new case studies to help achieve these goals. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
Museum Volunters 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. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 150.00
The goal of this book is to cull from the last NSF conference, the "best ideas about how children interact with objects & through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings." more...