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  • Making Museums Matterby Stephen Weil

    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...

  • Museums Matterby James Cuno

    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...

  • Extreme Collectingby Graeme Were; J. C. H. King

    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...

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

    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...

  • Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planningby Gerald George; Carol Maryan-George

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning uses straightforward, non-technical language to share the basics of museum planning in an evening?s read. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums, including the increasing use of digital technologies.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Museums in a Digital Ageby Ross Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The influence of digital media on the cultural heritage sector has been pervasive and profound. Today museums are reliant on new technology to manage their collections. They collect digital as well as material things. New media is embedded within their exhibition spaces. And their activity online is as important as their physical presence on site.... more...

  • Designing for the Museum Visitor Experienceby Tiina Roppola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment... more...

  • Museum Architectureby Suzanne MacLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of museum building around the world and the subsequent publication of multiple texts dedicated to the subject. Museum Architecture: A new biography focuses on the stories we tell of museum buildings in order to explore the nature of museum architecture and the problems of architectural history when applied... more...