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  • 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...

  • Consuming Historyby Jerome de Groot

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cultural Attractions and European Tourismby G. Richards

    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...

  • Designing for the Museum Visitor Experienceby Tiina Roppola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments. Museum educators, designers, interpreters, curators, researchers, and evaluators will find this framework of value in both daily practice and future planning. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience... 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...

  • Learning in the Museumby George E. Hein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    As well as providing a meaningful theoretical basis to museum education, this volume serves as a practical guide for all museum professionals on how to adapt their museums to maximise the educational experience of every visitor. 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...

  • Making Representationsby Moira G. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Looks at how cultures have been exhibited in western museums in the past and how practices are changing which challenge the traditional role that museums have played. more...

  • Museums, Media and Cultural Theoryby Henning

    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...

  • 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...