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  • Lootby Sharon Waxman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99

    A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering... more...

  • Valuing Cultural Heritageby Stale Navrud; R.C. Ready

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    What value do we place on our cultural heritage, and to what extent should we preserve historic and culturally important sites and artefacts from the ravages of weather, pollution, development and use by the general public? This innovative book attempts to answer these important questions by exploring how non-market valuation techniques - used extensively... more...

  • Unpacking the Collectionby Sarah Byrne; Anne Clarke; Rodney Harrison; Robin Torrence

    Springer 2011; US$ 79.95

    Museum collections are often perceived as static entities hidden away in storerooms or trapped behind glass cases. By focusing on the dynamic histories of museum collections, new research reveals their pivotal role in shaping a wide range of social relations. Over time and across space the interactions between these artefacts and the people and institutions... more...

  • A Companion to Museum Studiesby Sharon Macdonald

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural... more...

  • Museums and the Public Sphereby Jennifer Barrett

    Wiley 2011; US$ 38.95

    Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space. Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls... more...

  • Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritageby Michelle L. Stefano; Peter Davis; Gerard Corsane

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Wide-ranging essays on intangible cultural heritage, with a focus on its negotiation, its value, and how to protect it. more...

  • Archivists, Collectors, Dealers, and Replevinby Elizabeth H. Dow

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Today, governmental archivists and manuscript collectors?both private collectors and collecting repositories?are in conflict and competition for government documents that come out of private hands and onto the market. This book presents both sides of the issue and examines them dispassionately. It includes a historical review of institutional and... more...

  • The Thing about Museumsby Sandra Dudley; Amy Jane Barnes; Jennifer Binnie; Julia Petrov; Jennifer Walklate

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays discussing how objects are constructed in museums, the ways in which visitors may directly experience those objects, how objects are utilised within particular representational strategies and forms, and the challenges and opportunities presented by using objects to... more...

  • Museums and Silent Objectsby Francesca Monti; Suzanne Keene

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    In museums, visitors are immediately drawn to striking or iconic objects, but there are many less conspicuous but important items which illustrate cultural contexts and content and are equally deserving of their attention. The authors of Museums and Silent Objects, offer a methodology for judging the quality of museum exhibitions from the visitor’s... more...

  • The Objects of Experienceby Elizabeth Wood; Kiersten F Latham

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects to connect museum visitors to themselves, to others, and to their world. They discuss... more...