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  • A History of New York in 101 Objectsby Sam Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 14.99

    “Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” ( Kirkus Reviews ), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects , Sam Roberts of The New York... more...

  • Dinosaurs in the Atticby Douglas J. Preston

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection ever assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas J. Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in... more...

  • The Museum Effectby Jeffrey K. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 40.50

    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...

  • Museums in Britainby Christine Garwood

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and public display. This overview of museums in Britain... more...

  • Rethinking Strategy for Creative Industriesby Milan Todorovic; with Ali Bakir

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Creative Industry practices are increasingly manifested through hybrid models and methods and emerging sub-sectors.? With ever finer dividing lines between form and content, product and service, participation and consumption, the distinctions between sectors are increasingly blurred, while new, convergent models emerge. Reflecting this fluid context,... more...

  • Indigenous Cultural Centers and Museumsby Anoma Pieris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 71.00

    Indigenous Cultural Centers and Museums: An Illustrated International Survey documents a rich legacy of collaboration across the spatial disciplines combining creative art practice, architecture, construction, landscape design, and urban design in the production of unique and culturally significant social institutions. This book covers a wide range... more...

  • Rogues' Galleryby Philip Hook

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 26.65

    Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs and... more...

  • Perspectives on Object-Centered Learning in Museumsby Scott G. Paris

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Collections Managementby Anne Fahy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    Collections Management  brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management. Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of collections and discusses why museums should develop... 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...