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Collection management

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  • Lost in the Museumby Nancy Moses

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried?along with the objects?in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and... more...

  • Collections Managementby Anne Fahy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    An invaluable and practical introduction bringing together leading recent papers emphasising some of the major issues affecting collections management. more...

  • Unpacking the Collectionby Sarah Byrne; Anne Clarke; Rodney Harrison; Robin Torrence

    Springer 2011; US$ 79.95

    Museum collections are often perceived as static entities hidden away in storerooms or trapped behind glass cases. By focusing on the dynamic histories of museum collections, new research reveals their pivotal role in shaping a wide range of social relations. Over time and across space the interactions between these artefacts and the people and institutions... 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...

  • On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curatorsby Carolee Thea; Thomas Micchelli; Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

    Now available in a fully illustrated eBook edition, On Curating , Carolee Thea's second volume of interviews with ten of today's leading curators, explores the intellectual convictions and personal visions that lay the groundwork for the most prestigious and influential exhibitions in the world today. Among the aesthetic and theoretical issues raised... more...

  • Digital Collectionsby Suzanne Keene

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 94.95

    Suzanne Keene's pioneering book shows how museums and other cultural organizations fit into the new world of information and electronic communications and, most importantly, how they can take advantage of what it has to offer. By using new technology museums can build knowledge bases around information about collections. A collection object can... more...

  • Museum Collections Managementby Freda Matassa

    Facet Publishing 2011; US$ 87.92

    A guide to collections management. It addresses the key principles and strategies for looking after culturally significant objects and their associated information as well as the relevant laws and codes of ethics. It covers the information a collections manager needs to know, whatever the size and type of collection. more...

  • Cultural Resource Management in Contemporary Societyby Alf Hatton; Francis P. MacManamon

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Cultural Resource Management in Contemporary Society describes various means of preserving, protecting and presenting vital cultural resources within the context of economic development and other aspects of 20th century life. more...

  • Structures of Image Collectionsby Howard F. Greisdorf; Brian C. O'Connor

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Human beings have always had a penchant for collecting images. The challenge today is that almost anything and everything in the world is available as a viewable image. Consequently, say O'Connor and Greisdorf, image collections can no longer be the result of ad hoc processes rooted in antiquated methodologies. To this end, they present the reader... more...

  • ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Descriptionby

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 147.00

    Merges the texts of seven ISBDs (for books, maps, serials, sound recordings, computer files and other electronic resources, etc) into a single text. This work is useful and applicable for descriptions of bibliographic resources in several types of catalogues. more...