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- Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95
"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge , Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum " Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95
Learning in the Museum examines major issues and shows how research in visitor studies and the philosophy of education can be applied to facilitate a meaningful educational experience in museums. Hein combines a brief history of education in public museums, with a rigorous examination of how the educational theories of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky and... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
Museums can work to reproduce ideologies and confirm the existing order of things, or as instruments of social reform. Yet objects in museums can exceed their designated roles as documents or specimens. In this wideranging and original book, Michelle Henning explores how historical and contemporary museums and exhibitions restage the relationship between... more...
- Smithsonian 2012; US$ 24.95
Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors?museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology?represent... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 55.95
Sharon Macdonald is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her books include Theorizing Museums (edited with Gordon Fyfe, Blackwell 1996), Reimagining Culture (1997), The Politics of Display (ed., 1998), Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum (2002), and Exhibition Experiments (edited with Paul Basu, Blackwell... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 150.00
Originating in a recent NSF conference held at the University of Michigan, this book examines the latest ideas about how children interact with objects and through that interaction acquire new understandings, attitudes, and feelings. Although museum education provides the primary setting within which object-centered learning is explored, the analyses... more...
- 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...
- CABI 2001; US$ 110.00
This book reviews the cultural tourism market in Europe from a survey carried out in 1997. It analyzes the way in which cultural attractions are produced for, and used by, cultural tourists and how such cultural attractions as museums, art galleries, monuments and heritage attractions are marketed. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment... more...