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  • Collecting the Newby Bruce Altshuler

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical... more...

  • 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...

  • Records Management for Museums and Galleriesby Charlotte Brunskill; Sarah Demb

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 85.00

    The systematic management of records is an important activity for ?information businesses? such as museums and galleries, but is not always recognized as a core function. Record keeping activities are often concentrated on small groups of records, and staff charged with managing them may have limited experience in the field. Records Management for... more...

  • The Multisensory Museumby Nina Levent; Alvaro Pascual-Leone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring together scholars and museum practitioners from around the world to highlight new trends and untapped opportunities for using such modalities... 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$ 43.99

    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...

  • The Museum in Transitionby Hilde S. Hein

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 17.95

    During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the boundaries between museums and the ?real? world are eroding. Setting the transition from object-centered to story-centered exhibitions in a philosophical... 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...

  • From Knowledge to Narrativeby Lisa Roberts

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 18.95

    From Knowledge to Narrative shows that museum educators?professionals responsible for making collections intelligble to viewers?have become central figures in shaping exhibits. Challenging the traditional, scholarly presentation of objects, educators argue that, rather than transmitting knowledge, museums' displays should construct narratives that... more...