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  • The Birth of the Museumby Tony Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition,... more...

  • Museums Without Barriersby Fondation de France; International Committee of Museums (ICOM)

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Essential reading for all professionals concerned with museums and the cultural heritage, with the architecture and design of museums and for those providing service for the disabled. The volume provides access to some of the best practice in the provision for the disabled, and sets out an agenda for future action in museums worldwide. more...

  • Legaciesby Steven Lubar; Kathleen M. Kendrick

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of... more...

  • The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilitiesby Angela Person-Harm; Judie Cooper; G. Wayne Clough

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. Museum administrators who need to learn more about facility management and facility managers who are stepping into the museum environment for the first time will find this book is... more...

  • Critical Issues in Public Artby Harriet Senie

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can only be understood by analyzing the context in which it is commissioned, built, and received. They emphasize the historical continuum between... more...

  • Safeguarding Cultural Propertiesby Stevan P. Layne

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95

    Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more... more...

  • Collecting Native America, 1870-1960by Iii Shepard Krech

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public about... more...

  • Museum Exhibitionby David Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    Museum Exhibition is the only textbook of its kind to consider exhibition development using both theory and practice in an integrated approach. This comprehensive study covers care of exhibits, writing accompanying text, using new technology, exhibition evaluation, administration and content for a wide range of collections. It provides a complete... more...

  • Managing Museums and Galleriesby Michael Fopp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    The current economic climate, coupled with an all embracing desire for museums to be respondent to 'the market' make a proper grounding in management essential. The 'bottom line' is one of the most powerful measures of management performance. Museums and galleries invariably have a neutral bottom line, they are not set up to make a profit and many... more...

  • Marketing the Museumby Fiona Mclean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Marketing the Museum is the ideal guide to the ways in which museums can overcome the numerous hurdles on the route to truly achieving a marketing orientation. The history of the museum is one of shifting purposes and changing ideals and this volume asks if it is possible to define the 'product' which the modern museum can offer. This book explores... more...