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Redisplaying Museum Collections: Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums

by Hannah Paddon

This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage...


Conservation Skills: Judgement, Method and Decision Making

by Chris Caple

Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the...


Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage

by Mia Ridge

Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together...


Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives

by Duncan Chappell & Saskia Hufnagel

Art and antiquity crime has usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the...


Museums and Restitution: New Practices, New Approaches

by Louise Tythacott & Kostas Arvanitis

This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international...


Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage

by Ronda L. Brulotte & Michael A. Di Giovine

Food - its cultivation, preparation and communal consumption - has long been considered a form of cultural heritage. A dynamic, living product, food creates social bonds as it simultaneously marks off and maintains...


Museums in the New Mediascape: Transmedia, Participation, Ethics

by Jenny Kidd

The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic...


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

by III, Berkley W. Duck

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

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

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 Jr., Salvatore G. Cilella

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...


The Politics of Display

by Sharon Macdonald

This book is an excellent contribution to debates about the politics of public culture. It will be of interest to students of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, museum studies and science studies.


Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices

by Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico

Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international...


New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

by Beryl Graham

The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art,...


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...