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  • The Museum Effectby Jeffrey K. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions are opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who we are, were, and might be. These institutions are vehicles for educating and civilizing society that work on a variety of levels, ranging from a community event to a single child making a first visit. The Museum Effect documents this phenomenon,... more...

  • Designing for the Museum Visitor Experienceby Tiina Roppola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Exhibiting Culturesby Ivan Karp

    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,... more...

  • Make Spaceby Scott Doorley; Scott Witthoft; Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; David Kelley

    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...

  • Peoples on Paradeby Sadiah Qureshi

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    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... more...

  • A Companion to Museum Studiesby Sharon Macdonald

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural... more...

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

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    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... more...

  • Consuming Historyby Jerome de Groot

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Non-academic history ? ?public history? ? is a complex, dynamic entity which impacts on the popular understanding of the past at all levels. In Consuming History , Jerome de Groot examines how society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. This book analyzes a... more...

  • 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...