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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tangible Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...

  • Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and Historyby Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 54.99

    Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth century onwards, with special attention given to the evolution... more...

  • Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museumsby Scott G. Paris

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 150.00

    Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines the latest ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings. Although museum education provides the primary setting within which object-centered learning is explored, the analyses... 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...

  • Collections Managementby Anne Fahy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Collections Management  brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management. Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of collections and discusses why museums should develop... more...

  • Museums, Media and Cultural Theoryby Henning

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Museums can work to reproduce ideologies and confirm the existing order of things, or as instruments of social reform. Yet objects in museums can exceed their designated roles as documents or specimens. In this wideranging and original book, Michelle Henning explores how historical and contemporary museums and exhibitions restage the relationship between... more...

  • Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Differenceby Richard Sandell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95

    How, if it all, do museums shape the ways in which society understands difference? In recent decades there has been growing international interest amongst practitioners, academics and policy makers in the role that museums might play in confronting prejudice and promoting human rights and cross-cultural understanding. Museums in many parts of the... more...

  • Museum Revolutionsby Simon J. Knell; Suzanne MacLeod; Sheila Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This single-volume museum studies reference title explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them. Written by a leading group of museum professionals and academics from around the world and including new research, the chapters reveal the diverse and subtle means... more...