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Twilight at Conner Prairie

by Berkley W. Duck

Conner Prairie, among the finest outdoor history museums in the country, recreates life in 19th-century Indiana. It also was the site of one of the most significant controversies that an American museum has...

Programming for People with Special Needs

by Katie Stringer

Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites will help museums and historic sites become truly inclusive educational experiences. The book is unique because it covers education...

Fundraising for Small Museums

by Salvatore G. Cilella

This clear, accessible manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums, historic houses, and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. Typically, these smaller institutions...

Museum Law

by Marilyn E. Phelan

From one of America’s foremost experts in museum and cultural heritage law, here is a comprehensive guide to both U.S. and international laws and conventions affecting museums, art galleries, natural and historic...

Fluid Preservation

by John E. Simmons

Fluid preservation refers to specimens and objects that are preserved in fluids, most commonly alcohol and formaldehyde, but also glycerin, mineral oil, acids, glycols, and a host of other chemicals that protect...

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

by Tessa Bridal

As the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Standing Professional Committees Council tells us “exhibitions are the public face of museums. The effective presentation of collections and information in exhibitions...

Famous Americans

by Victor J. Danilov

People who are considered “famous” can be found in many different fields. This book describes 472 museums, historic sites, and memorials about 409 people in 26 categories:

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Museum Exhibition Planning and Design

by Elizabeth Bogle

Great exhibits are never an accident. Planning effective exhibits is a demanding process that requires the designer to consider many different aspects and navigate numerous pitfalls while moving a project from...

Lost in the Museum

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

by John H. Falk & Beverly K. Sheppard

In Thriving in the Knowledge Age, John Falk and Beverly Sheppard argue that museums require a radically new business model to survive the transition into the knowledge age. Only by shifting towards more personalized...

Archives for the Lay Person

by Lois Hamill

For volunteers or staff at small organizations, collections management can be a daunting task. Archives for the Lay Person is a guidebook for people who care for historical records, photographs, and collections...

Museums and Millennials

by Jaclyn Spainhour

Is your museum struggling to entice and engage a millennial audience?

In Museums and Millennials author Jackie Spainhour offers a new and innovative approach to attracting and retaining the interest of millennial...

Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites

by Debra A. Reid & David D. Vail

Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites is for anyone who wants to better understand the environment that surrounds us and sustains us, who wants to become a better steward of that environment,...

Museums as Agents of Change

by Mike Murawski

Museums everywhere have the potential to serve as agents of change—bringing people together, contributing to local communities, and changing people’s lives. So how can we, as individuals, radically expand...

Marketing and Social Media

by Lorri Mon & Christie Koontz

Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Second Edition is a much-needed guide to marketing for libraries, archives, and museum professionals in the social media age. This book...

Museum Collection Ethics

by Steven Miller

Collection ethics – the third rail of the museum profession.

What are the encompassing issues museum face regarding how they acquire, keep and work with their collections? Museum Collection Ethics discusses...

The Art of Access

by Heather Pressman & Danielle Schulz

The Art of Access: A Practical Guide for Museum Accessibility is a one-stop guide to the incremental ways your museum can build a comprehensive approach to accessibility that can be easily integrated into the...

The Brutish Museums

by Dan Hicks

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Walk into any Western museum today and you will see the curated spoils...

Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds

by Nancy Moses

A fascinating read about fakes, forgeries, and frauds.

What’s real? What’s fake? Why do we care?

In this time of false news and fake science, these questions are more important than ever. Fakes, Forgeries,...

The Micro-historian's Guide to Research, Evidence, & Conclusions

by Reginald W. Bacon

The Micro-Historian’s Guide to Research, Evidence, & Conclusions imparts useful guidance to motivated historians, genealogists, special interest researchers, and local history enthusiasts. As long-buried sources...