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  • Wilde Museenby Angela Jannelli

    transcript 2014; US$ 33.95

    In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind im Zuge des Museumsbooms auch zahlreiche von Amateuren betriebene Museen entstanden. Was aber motiviert sie dazu? Was ist so attraktiv am Sammeln und Ausstellen? Inspiriert von Claude Lévi-Strauss' Theorie des »wilden Denkens« hat Angela Jannelli eine Feldforschung in drei Amateurmuseen durchgeführt und dort erstmalig... more...

  • 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...

  • Dinosaurs in the Atticby Douglas J. Preston

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Douglas Preston is the co-author with Lincoln Child of the celebrated Pendergast series of novels, including such best-selling titles as Fever Dream , The Book of the Dead , The Wheel of Darkness , and Relic , which became a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include the New York Times bestsellers Impact , Blasphemy , The... 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...

  • Museums and Educationby Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    At the beginning of the 21st century museums are challenged on a number of fronts. The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their... more...