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  • Making Representationsby Moira G. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon material from Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Making Representations explores the ways in which museums and anthropologists are responding to pressures in the field by developing new policies and practices, and forging new relationships with communities. Simpson examines the increasing number of museums... more...

  • Peoples on Paradeby Sadiah Qureshi

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 54.00

    In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the ?savages at Hyde Park Corner,? an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a ?witch-hunt? and marriage ceremony. Dickens was not the only Londoner intrigued by these ?living curiosities?: displayed foreign peoples provided some of the most popular... more...

  • The Responsive Museumby Vicky Woollard; Mr John Reeve; Ms Caroline Lang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    What is the relationship today between museums, galleries and learning? The Responsive Museum interrogates the thinking, policies and practices that underpin the educational role of the museum. It unravels the complex relationship of museums with their publics, and discusses today's challenges and the debates that have resulted. The highly experienced... more...

  • Rethinking Evolution in the Museumby Monique Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 45.95

    Rethinking Evolution in the Museum explores the ways diverse natural history museum audiences imagine their evolutionary heritage. In particular, the book considers how the meanings constructed by audiences of museum exhibitions are a product of dynamic interplay between museum iconography and powerful images museum visitors bring with them to the... more...

  • Searching for Art's New Publicsby Jeni Walwin; Anna Teresa Scheer

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on contributions from practicing artists, writers, curators and academics, Searching for Art?s New Publics explores the ways in which artists seek to involve, create and engage with new and diverse audiences: from passers-by encountering and participating in the work unexpectedly, to professionals from other disciplines and members of particular... more...

  • Theaters of Time and Spaceby Jordan Marche

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 49.95

    Every year, millions of Americans visit planetariums and are captivated by their strikingly realistic portrayal of the night sky. Today, it is indeed difficult to imagine astronomy education without these magnificent celestial theaters. But projection planetariums, first developed in Germany, have been a part of American museum pedagogy only... more...