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  • Practical Evaluation Guideby Judy Diamond; Jessica J. Luke; David H. Uttal

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Practical Evaluation Guide provides the necessary tools to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and exhibits in informal educational settings_museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and parks. 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...

  • The Smithsonianby Webster Prentiss True

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    The first full length account of the Smithsonian?s history, and a vintage account of its gigantic and wonderful collections circa 1950. more...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Valuing Cultural Heritageby Stale Navrud; R.C. Ready

    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...

  • Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and Historyby Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 59.99

    Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth century onwards, with special attention given to the evolution... more...

  • Wilde Museenby Angela Jannelli

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind im Zuge des Museumsbooms auch zahlreiche von Amateuren betriebene Museen entstanden. Was aber motiviert sie dazu? Was ist so attraktiv am Sammeln und Ausstellen? Inspiriert von Claude Lévi-Strauss' Theorie des »wilden Denkens« hat Angela Jannelli eine Feldforschung in drei Amateurmuseen durchgeführt und dort erstmalig... more...

  • The Architecture of Art Museumsby Ronnie Self

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and contemplation. They are remarkable by their prominence... more...

  • Archivists, Collectors, Dealers, and Replevinby Elizabeth H. Dow

    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...