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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95
Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered. Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly , Piehler recounts efforts to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the heart of this are changes to the idea of visitor... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and investigates to what extent the question of restitution... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 30.00
The vibrant story of America?s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color. A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake. A Checker taxicab and a conductor?s baton. An oyster and a mastodon tusk. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects , The New York Times?... more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95
Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public about... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 59.99
This book is a concise guide on how to preserve, protect and analyse cultural heritage in private and public collections. Its focus is on three-dimensional works of art and archaeology crafted from materials like ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wood etc. It briefly explains the most important aspects of handling, display, storage and analysis of such... more...