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- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
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...
- AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 37.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99
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...
- 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...