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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 79.95
Museum collections are often perceived as static entities hidden away in storerooms or trapped behind glass cases. By focusing on the dynamic histories of museum collections, new research reveals their pivotal role in shaping a wide range of social relations. Over time and across space the interactions between these artefacts and the people and institutions... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 55.95
Sharon Macdonald is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her books include Theorizing Museums (edited with Gordon Fyfe, Blackwell 1996), Reimagining Culture (1997), The Politics of Display (ed., 1998), Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum (2002), and Exhibition Experiments (edited with Paul Basu, Blackwell... more...
- AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 34.99
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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95
“An elegant application of Habermas’ theory of the public sphere to museums, this book adds greatly to our understanding of the nature of public museums. The focus on the importance of spaciality and vision in the history of museums and public spaces is particularly enlightening.” Andrea Witcomb, Deakin University ... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 69.99
Today, governmental archivists and manuscript collectors?both private collectors and collecting repositories?are in conflict and competition for government documents that come out of private hands and onto the market. This book presents both sides of the issue and examines them dispassionately. It includes a historical review of institutional and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00
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...
- AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 31.99
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...