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  • Possessors and Possessedby Wendy Shaw

    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...

  • Dry Storeroom No. 1by Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make London?s Natural History Museum one of the world?s greatest institutions. In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Richard Fortey takes his readers to a place where only a few privileged scientists, curators, and research specialists... 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...

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

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Thriving in the Knowledge age provides an entirely new way of envisioning the business model for your cultural institution. more...

  • Reinventing the Museumby Gail Anderson

    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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Green Museumby Sarah S. Brophy; Elizabeth Wylie

    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...

  • 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...