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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Museums and Communityby Elizabeth Crooke

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums... more...

  • Museums and Educationby Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    At the beginning of the 21st century museums are challenged on a number of fronts. The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational purposes, redesign their pedagogies and account for their... 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...

  • Museums in a Troubled Worldby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities ? suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a... more...

  • National Museumsby Simon Knell; Peter Aronsson; Arne Bugge Amundsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place... more...

  • The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objectsby Stephen G Rees-Jones

    Elsevier Science 1987; US$ 31.95

    The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects provides an account of the composition, chemistry, and analysis of the organic materials which enter into the structures of objects in museum collections. This book is not intended to duplicate the information available in existing handbooks on the materials and techniques of art and conservation but rather to... more...

  • Organizing Exhibitionsby Freda Matassa

    Facet Publishing 2015; US$ 87.92

    This ground-breaking book is the first to provide librarian's, archivists and museum staff with practical guidance to creating and organizing successful exhibitions. Drawing on international museum practice but applicable to any exhibition or display, the book sets out a time-line from the initial idea to the final legacy. more...

  • Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museumsby Scott G. Paris

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 150.00

    Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines the latest ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings. Although museum education provides the primary setting within which object-centered learning is explored, the analyses... more...