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  • Museums 2000by Patrick Boylan; International Committee of Museums

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 56.95

    The result of a debate organized by the Museums Association in 1989, between some of the world's leading museum professionals, active politicians, economists and marketing specialists, looking at real problems faced now and in the future. 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 Ethicsby Gary Edson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Museum Ethics considers the theoretical and practical elements of the philosophy of conduct in relation to critical contemporary issues and museums. more...

  • Museum Managementby Kevin Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 57.95

    This invaluable introduction to key issues, controversies and debates collects essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, and examines museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. more...

  • Fragments of the World: Uses of Museum Collectionsby Suzanne Keene

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    During the past decade a number of individual museums have found imaginative ways of using their collections and of making them accessible. However, museum collections as a whole are enormous in size and quantity and the question of how can they can be put to best use is ever present. When conventional exhibitions can only ever utilise a tiny proportion... 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...

  • Museums in the Material Worldby Simon Knell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book seeks to introduce classic and thought-provoking pieces and contrast them with articles which reveal grounded practice. The articles are selected from across the full breadth of museum disciplines and are linked by a logical narrative. more...

  • Museum Politicsby Timothy W. Luke

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    In this important volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums? power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic. Through discussions of topics ranging from how the National Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles have interpreted the... more...