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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

New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the...


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...


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, Health and Well-Being

by Helen Chatterjee & Guy Noble

The social responsibilities of museums is an emerging topic in the sector. Access, education and heritage studies form part of a wider social intervention to meet the needs of the community locally and nationally,...


Museums Without Barriers: A New Deal for the Disabled

by Fondation de France & International Committee of Museums (ICOM

Essential reading for all professionals concerned with museums and the cultural heritage, with the architecture and design of museums and for those providing service for the disabled. The volume provides access...


The Past in the Past: The Re-Use of Ancient Monuments: World Archaeology 30:1

by Richard Bradley & Howard Williams

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Handbook for Museums

by David Dean & Gary Edson

Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, this book includes technical notes and international reading lists too, and presents the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in...


On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

by Susan Pearce

This book examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.


Environmental Management: Guidelines for Museums and Galleries

by May Cassar

This book sets out the theory and practice of achieving an appropriate museum environment both for collections and people. It introduces principles and ideas on which to base decisions concerning the creation...


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...


Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain

by Ross J. Wilson

This book examines the heritage of the Great War in contemporary Britain. It addresses how the war maintains a place and value within British society through the usage of phrases, references, metaphors and imagery...


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...