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Twilight at Conner Prairie: The Creation, Betrayal, and Rescue of a Museum

by Berkley W. Duck Iii

Twilight at Conner Prairie follows the development of the museum, the conflicts of interest created by the terms of founder Eli Lilly's gifts, and the breakdown of the relationship between the museum and its...


Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

by Jane Merritt & Julie A. Reilly

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic...


Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life

by Tammy S. Gordon & Harold Skramstad

Private History in Public examines history exhibits in small community museums and non-museum settings like bars, churches, and barbershops and argues that these exhibits promote dialogue on historical topics...


Consumer Research for Museum Marketers: Audience Insights Money Can't Buy

by Margot A. Wallace

Consumer Research for Museum Marketers creatively instructs museum staff on how to study their visitors to make their museums, exhibits, and programs more appealing for all segments of the public. The author's...


Fundraising for Small Museums: In Good Times and Bad

by Salvatore G. Cilella Jr.

This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff,...


The Museum Effect: How Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions Educate and Civilize Society

by Jeffrey K. Smith

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...


Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel

by Marilyn E. Phelan

From one of America’s foremost experts in museum and cultural heritage law, Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel is a comprehensive guide to both U.S. and international laws and conventions...


Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference

by John E. Simmons

Despite the fact that fluid preservation has been practiced for more than 350 years, this is the only handbook that summarizes all that is known about this complex and often confusing topic. Fluid Preservation:...


Manual of Museum Exhibitions

by Barry Lord & Maria Piacente

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...


Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives

by David W. Carmicheal

Organizing Archival Records equips non-professional archivists with the skills to tackle one of the most challenging tasks of archiving: arranging and describing archival materials. Carmichael brings this third...


The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities: A Best Practice Guidebook for Museum Facility Management

by Judie Cooper, Angela Person-Harm & G. Wayne Clough

Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. Museum administrators who need to learn...


The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space

by Nina Levent & Alvaro Pascual-Leone

In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring...


Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

by Tessa Bridal

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design examines the impact of an integrated approach to exhibit design and development on the effective creation and support of live interpretation of exhibit messages and...


Leadership Matters

by Anne W. Ackerson & Joan H. Baldwin

Using personal insights of the history museum field’s most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions. These...


Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture

by Susana Smith Bautista

Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture first provides a theoretical framework of how the critical notions of place, community, and culture are changing in the digital...


Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials

by Victor J. Danilov

Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials catalogs the lives and accomplishments of over 400 famous people at 472 museums, historic sites, and related facilities devoted to them...


Museum Exhibition Planning and Design

by Elizabeth Bogle

Museum Exhibition Planning and Design is a comprehensive introduction and reference to exhibition planning and design. This book focuses on both the procedural elements of successful planning, like the phases...


New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses

by Donna Ann Harris

A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred...


Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell

by Nancy Moses

Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried-along...


Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions

by John H. Falk & Beverly K. Sheppard

Thriving in the Knowledge age provides an entirely new way of envisioning the business model for your cultural institution.