Making Museums Matter

Making Museums MatterIn this volume of 29 essays, Weil s overarching concern is that museums be able to earn their keep that they make themselves matter in an environment of potentially shrinking resources Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into

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Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum DisplayDebating 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

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Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience

Identity and the Museum Visitor ExperienceUnderstanding the visitor experience provides essential insights into how museums can affect people s lives Personal drives, group identity, decision making and meaning making strategies, memory, and leisure preferences, all enter into the visitor experience, which extends far beyond the walls of

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A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum StudiesA 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

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The Manual of Museum Exhibitions

The Manual of Museum ExhibitionsThe Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a practical, hands on, comprehensive guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds Conceived, organized, and edited by Gail and Barry Lord, this invaluable book includes contributions by masters

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Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach

Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive ApproachBeverly Serrell presents the reader with excellent guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production One of the museum field s leading consultants and label writers, Serrell has expanded upon her earlier book, Making Exhibit Labels, which has been a standard in

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Museum Registration Methods

Museum Registration MethodsThe first new edition in a decade of this famous Bible of the museum registrar Rewritten, expanded and fully updated, MRM5 encompasses all that needs to be known and done when a museum accessions, measures, marks, moves, displays or stores an object or artifact of any kind MRM5 includes expert

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The Social Work of Museums

The Social Work of MuseumsMuseums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work Yet, Lois H Silverman brings together here relevant visitor studies, trends in international practice, and compelling examples that demonstrate how museums everywhere are using their unique resources to benefit human relationships

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Museum Revolutions: How Museums Change and Are Changed

Museum Revolutions: How Museums Change and Are ChangedThis single volume museum studies reference title explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them Written by a leading group of museum professionals and academics from around the world and including new research,

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The Manual Of Museum Management

The Manual Of Museum ManagementDespite recessions and rapid social change, museums remain highly successful cultural institutions Museum management in the 21st century will have to respond to many challenges including higher visitor expectations whilst maintaining core objectives The Manual of Museum Management presents a

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The Participatory Museum

The Participatory MuseumVisitor participation is a hot topic in the contemporary world of museums, art galleries, science centers, libraries and cultural organizations How can your institution do it and do it well The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make

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