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  • Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritageby Perla Innocenti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book highlights the strengths and benefits from new cultural networking practices but also the challenges and issues that arise, how these could be addressed and what lessons can be learnt. It also sets out to answer the questions ‘how’. How can we leverage the power of cross-border cultural networks in a contested place such as Europe... more...

  • Donors and Archivesby Aaron D. Purcell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support, their enthusiasm, and their stuff are vital to the success of archival programs. more...

  • Fighting over the Foundersby Andrew M. Schocket

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    "Fighting over the Founders is divided into cross-sections, each approaching different parts of our national culture, groups which alternately revere, recreate, and research the Revolution's legacy...Fighting over the Founders, thankfully, turns the page away from the crass exploitation of the framers' legacies, toward a new understanding."- Public... more...

  • Integrated Pest Management for Collectionsby Peter Windsor; David Pinniger; Louise Bacon; Bob Child; Kerren Harris

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17

    Integrated pest management (IPM) is not a static approach but one that is constantly evolving. Mass international travel, climate change and other factors contribute to the spread of new pests, and the pests themselves are constantly seeking out weaknesses in our defences. An understanding of the threats pests pose to collections and the necessity... more...

  • Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditationsby Stephen E. Weil

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation. more...

  • What Makes a Great Exhibition?by Paula Marincola

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    For better or worse, museums are changing from forbidding bastions of rare art into audience-friendly institutions that often specialize in ?blockbuster? exhibitions designed to draw crowds. But in the midst of this sea change, one largely unanswered question stands out: ?What makes a great exhibition?? Some of the world?s leading curators and... more...

  • Every Stamp Tells a Storyby Cheryl Ganz; M. T. Sheahan; Richard R. John

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture,... more...

  • Redisplaying Museum Collectionsby Hannah Paddon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...

  • Tangible Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...

  • Severedby Frances Larson

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 26.67

    A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the 'civilized West' has had with decapitated heads and skulls, from a rising star of non-fiction writing more...