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Manual of Curatorship

Manual of Curatorship Author John M. A. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781317791607
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 757
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Based on original contributions by specialists, this manual covers both the theory and the practice required in the management of museums. It is intended for all museum and art gallery profession staff, and includes sections on new technology, marketing, volunteers and museum libraries.



Creating Exhibits That Engage

Creating Exhibits That Engage Author John Summers
ISBN-10 9781442279377
Release 2018-03-02
Pages 200
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Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines, tips, and concrete examples drawn from the author’s years of experience as a curator and exhibit developer in the United States and Canada. Is this your first exhibit project? You will find step-by-step instructions, useful advice and plenty of examples. Are you a small museum or local historical society looking to improve your exhibits? This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit. Are you a museum studies student wanting to learn about the theory and practice of exhibit development? This book combines both and includes references to works by noted authors in the field. Written in a clear and accessible style, Creating Exhibits that Engage offers checklists of key points at the end of each chapter, a glossary of specialized terms, and photographs, drawings and charts illustrating key concepts and techniques.



Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums

Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums Author Laura-Edythe Coleman
ISBN-10 9781538110829
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 192
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Do museums need to be inclusive? How do we define inclusion? Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums is the pioneer text to focus solely on the notion of inclusion for museums. This book is intended to demystify the much-debated idea of inclusion for museum professionals, theorists, professors, and researchers. The chapters within this book are intended to function as a guide for understanding, implementing, and evaluating inclusion in your museum. This insightful examination of inclusion in museums features: An introductory definition of inclusion for museums. Guidelines for creating inclusion in your museum through partnerships with people and community organizations. Strategies for driving social change through inclusive museum practice. Tools for implementing inclusion in your museum. Mechanisms for evaluating the inclusiveness of your museum. An encyclopedic Who’s Who of museum professionals serving as advocates, agents, and architects of inclusion today. An extensive resource list to aid you and your museum. We have never had a book solely about inclusion for museums, and never with such a strong focus on American institutions. I invite you to join the conversation concerning inclusion armed with greater understanding and the tools to implement change through your museum.



Keyguide to Information Sources in Museum Studies

Keyguide to Information Sources in Museum Studies Author Peter Woodhead
ISBN-10 0720121515
Release 1994
Pages 224
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This revised and updated edition provides an integrated guide to the documentation, reference aids and key organizational sources of information about museums and museum studies worldwide. Part One provides an overview of museums and the literature about them. Part Two is an annotated bibliography, and Part Three is an international directory of organizations. A detailed index completes the work.



Grasping the world

Grasping the world Author Donald Preziosi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058131551
Release 2004
Pages 779
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Grasping the world has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Grasping the world also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Grasping the world book for free.



Active Collections

Active Collections Author Elizabeth Wood
ISBN-10 9781351383516
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 168
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In recent years, many museums have implemented sweeping changes in how they engage audiences. However, changes to the field’s approaches to collections stewardship have come much more slowly. Active Collections critically examines existing approaches to museum collections and explores practical, yet radical, ways that museums can better manage their collections to actively advance their missions. Approaching the question of modern museum collection stewardship from a position of ‘tough love’, the authors argue that the museum field risks being constrained by rigid ways of thinking about objects. Examining the field’s relationship to objects, artifacts, and specimens, the volume explores the question of stewardship through the dissection of a broad range of issues, including questions of ‘quality over quantity’, emotional attachment, dispassionate cataloging, and cognitive biases in curatorship. The essays look to insights from fields as diverse as forest management, library science, and the psychology of compulsive hoarding, to inform and innovate collection practices. Essay contributions come from both experienced museum professionals and scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology, education, and history. The result is a critical exploration that makes essential reading for museum professionals, as well as those in training.



Manual of Museum Exhibitions

Manual of Museum Exhibitions Author Barry Lord
ISBN-10 9780759122710
Release 2014-04-07
Pages 456
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The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition explores the exhibition development process in greater detail, providing the technical and practical methodologies museum professionals need today.



The Museum

The Museum Author Michael Steven Shapiro
ISBN-10 0313236860
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 385
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"[A]s the only historiographic reference source available for museum bibliography this book fills a large gap in the literature and should be purchased by all libraries." Choice



Handbook of Material Culture

Handbook of Material Culture Author Chris Tilley
ISBN-10 1412900395
Release 2006-01-26
Pages 556
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The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains, and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of "things." This cutting-edge work examines the current state of material culture as well as how this field of study may be extended and developed in the future.



Handbook for Museums

Handbook for Museums Author David Dean
ISBN-10 9781135908447
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 320
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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.



Micromuseology

Micromuseology Author Fiona Candlin
ISBN-10 9781474254977
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 240
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Micromuseology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Micromuseology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Micromuseology book for free.



Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums

Understanding Interactions at Science Centers and Museums Author Eva Davidsson
ISBN-10 9789460917257
Release 2012-03-24
Pages 209
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There is an increasing interest in understanding learning and knowledge development when visitors attend informal institutions, such as museums, science centers, aquariums and botanical gardens. But in what ways do visitors develop new knowledge, skills and awareness about displayed issues in these kinds of settings and how does the exhibition environment affect and scaffold learning processes? In this book, the authors turn their attention to visitors’ and staff members’ actions and dialogues during the visits in order to identify and study learning situations. A common approach is the use and development of socio-cultural and cultural-historical frameworks and theories as means for coming closer to the significance of interactions at different levels and in different contexts. The individual chapters cover learning interactions in relation to staff members’ roles and identities, family visits, exhibitions as resources for professional development and school visits.



Museum Management

Museum Management Author Kevin Moore
ISBN-10 9781134830657
Release 2005-08-18
Pages 312
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Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date, the challenges museums currently face, and the key areas of future development in management and marketing practice, and addresses: strategic management issues: policy formulation, corporate planning and performance measurement human resource management financial management the importance of marketing. This volume is an invaluable introduction to the key issues, controversies and debates in the subject. It will be essential reading for all students, museum managers and staff who need to keep up to date with latest developments in this field.



Describing Species

Describing Species Author Judith E. Winston
ISBN-10 9780231506656
Release 1999-11-04
Pages 512
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New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task worldwide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions. New collecting techniques and new technology have led to a dramatic increase in the number of species that are discovered. Explorations of unstudied regions and new habitats for almost any group of organisms can result in a large number of new species discoveries—and hence the need to be described. Yet there is no one source a student or researcher can readily consult to learn the basic practical aspects of taxonomic procedures. Species description can present a variety of difficulties: Problems arise when new species are not given names because their discoverers do not know how to write a formal species description or when these species are poorly described. Biologists may also have to deal with nomenclatural problems created by previous workers or resulting from new information generated by their own research. This practical resource for scientists and students contains instructions and examples showing how to describe newly discovered species in both the animal and plant kingdoms. With special chapters on publishing taxonomic papers and on ecology in species description, as well as sections covering subspecies, genus-level, and higher taxa descriptions, Describing Species enhances any writer's taxonomic projects, reports, checklists, floras, faunal surveys, revisions, monographs, or guides. The volume is based on current versions of the International Codes of Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature and recognizes that systematics is a global and multicultural exercise. Though Describing Species has been written for an English-speaking audience, it is useful anywhere Taxonomy is spoken and will be a valuable tool for professionals and students in zoology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and other fields of biology.



A Bibliography of Museum Studies

A Bibliography of Museum Studies Author Simon J. Knell
ISBN-10 9781351962896
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 256
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A comprehensive bibliographic reference for students and others wishing to investigate the contemporary literature on museums and collections. The references are systematically arranged into sections including collections management, communication and exhibitions, museum education, material culture, the museums profession and museum management. Compiled from the research and teaching materials of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester it provides an essential resource for anyone studying, or working in, museums. Containing more than 4,000 references, this new bibliography provides ready access to the literature whether you are developing a disaster plan or visitor survey, or studying the history of museum education.



New Museology

New Museology Author Peter Vergo
ISBN-10 9781861896704
Release 1997-06-01
Pages 238
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With essays by Charles Saumarez Smith, Ludmilla Jordanova, Paul Greenhalgh, Colin Sorensen, Nick Merriman, Stephen Bann, Philip Wright, Norman Palmer and Peter Vergo. "A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking"—The Sunday Times (Paperbacks of the Year, 1989) "The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity."—MuseumNews "A welcome addition to the library of Museology"—Art Monthly "The New Museology is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the current debate in museum ideologies."—International Journal of Museum Management and Scholarship



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011796866
Release 1993
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.