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- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 27.99
Consumer Research for Museum Marketers creatively instructs museum staff on how to study their visitors to make their museums, exhibits, and programs more appealing for all segments of the public. The author's approach explains how all museum personnel can participate in valuable consumer research without breaking the bank on expensive studies. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 6.79
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...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 37.99
Interpretation helps the public understand our purpose and mission. In this book, we tackle how to orient your organization to be effective interpreters of what you collect; how to tell engaging stories; and how to address difficult issues you may have avoided. We provide a primer in historical research for the non-historian and the do-it-yourself... more...
- Smithsonian 2012; US$ 16.95
Written in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional... more...
- Smithsonian 2012; US$ 18.95
In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to ?earn their keep??that they make themselves matter?in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 15.00
The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society?s growing belief that the spread of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual inquiry were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. But in recent years, museums have been under attack, with critics arguing that they are little... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95
By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of museums, galleries and/or the heritage sector more... more...