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  • Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Differenceby Richard Sandell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95

    How, if it all, do museums shape the ways in which society understands difference? In recent decades there has been growing international interest amongst practitioners, academics and policy makers in the role that museums might play in confronting prejudice and promoting human rights and cross-cultural understanding. Museums in many parts of the... more...

  • Lootby Sharon Waxman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Forward Planningby Timothy Ambrose; Sue Runyard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Forward planning is esential for most organizations, but especially so for museums and heritage bodies, with responsibilities stretching forward to infinity. Forwrd Planning provides a complete basic guide, from the principles on which planning is founded, through drawing up the plan itself, implementation and monitoring, through to the wider potentials... more...

  • Museums 2000by Patrick Boylan; International Committee of Museums

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 56.95

    Museum and art galleries have never been so much in the news as they have been over the past decade. Yet public focus at both professional and non-specialist levels has been remarkable for what has been accidentally or deliberatley left out of recent debates. Moving beyond the narrow issues of professional practice, Museums 2000 probes the political,... more...

  • New Museum Theory and Practiceby Janet Marstine

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    New Museum Theory and Practice is an original collection of essays with a unique focus: the contested politics and ideologies of museum exhibition. Contains 12 original essays that contribute to the field while creating a collective whole for course use. Discusses theory through vivid examples and historical overviews. Offers guidance on... more...

  • Museum Managementby Kevin Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 57.95

    Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date,... more...

  • Museum Ethicsby Gary Edson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    A number of developments in the museum movement during the last few years have forced museums to give greater attention to ethical issues. Members of a profession are increasingly regarded constituting an ethical community. Every person with such a community must have a sense of personal obligation as well as a responsibilty for others to assure ethical... more...

  • Museums in the German Art Worldby James J. Sheehan

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 84.99

    Combining the history of ideas, institutions and architecture, this study shows how the museum both reflected and shaped the place of art in German culture from the late-18th to the early-20th century. On a broader level, it explains the origin and character of the museum's role in modern culture. more...

  • A Companion to Museum Studiesby Sharon Macdonald

    Wiley 2008; US$ 220.95

    A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural... more...

  • PEACHby Oliviero Stock; Massimo Zancanaro

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 189.00

    Personal Experience with Active Cultural Heritage, PEACH, is a large, interdisciplinary development project that explores the use of novel technologies for physical museum visits. Led by teams from ITC-irst, Trento and DFKI, Saarbrücken, the research is at the forefront of work on intelligent user interfaces, but also covers other areas of artificial... more...