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  • Museums and Educationby Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Community Spacesby Elizabeth Crooke

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums... more...

  • Museums in a Troubled Worldby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities ? suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is... more...

  • Museum Marketingby Ruth Rentschler; Anne-Marie Hede

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95

    Museums have moved from a product to a marketing focus within the last ten years. This has entailed a painful reorientation of approaches to understanding visitors as ?customers?; new ways of fundraising and sponsorship as government funding decreases; and grappling with using the internet for marketing. This book brings the latest in marketing thinking... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Engaging Museumby Graham Black

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    This very practical book guides museums on how to create the highest quality experience possible for their visitors. Creating an environment that supports visitor engagement with collections means examining every stage of the visit, from the initial impetus to go to a particular institution, to front-of-house management, interpretive approach and... 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...

  • A Guide to Copyright for Museums and Galleriesby Anna Booy; Robin Fry; Peter Wienand

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Written by a team of legal experts on copyright, this user-friendly, comprehensive guide is the essential reference tool for everyone in the world of museums and galleries whose work brings them into contact with copyright-related questions. It addresses relevant issues from a practical perspective and answers questions such as: What is copyright?... more...