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Rethinking The Museum And Other Meditations

Author : Stephen E. Weil
ISBN : 9781935623663
Genre : Art
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In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation.

Making Museums Matter

Author : Stephen Weil
ISBN : 9781588343574
Genre : Art
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In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to “earn their keep”—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cabinet Curiosities Pb

Author : Stephen E. Weil
ISBN : UCSD:31822035496264
Genre : Architecture
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Weil argues that museums, especially art museums, need to concentrate on purpose more than technique or process.

Reinventing The Museum

Author : Gail Anderson
ISBN : 9780759115781
Genre : History
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Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the musem community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development.

Exhibiting Cultures

Author : Ivan Karp
ISBN : 9781588343697
Genre : Art
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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rethinking Art History

Author : Donald Preziosi
ISBN : 0300049838
Genre : Art
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A general overview of the theoretical and institutional history of the discipline of art history. Refuting the image of art history as a discipline in crisis, Preziosi asserts that many of the dilemmas and contradictions of art history today are not new but can be traced back to problems surrounding the founding of the discipline, its institutionalization, and its academic expansion since the 1870s.

A Legal Primer On Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

Author : Marie C. Malaro
ISBN : 9781588343239
Genre : Art
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.

Museum Philosophy For The Twenty First Century

Author : Hugh H. Genoways
ISBN : 9780759114258
Genre : Philosophy
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Edited volume of reflections on museum philosophy for the 21st century from an international group of contributors.

Museums Objects And Collections

Author : Susan M. Pearce
ISBN : 0718514424
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Museums hold the collected objects that have come to us from the past, and which now constitute one of the most important ways in which we can understand that past. Museums are social phenomena characteristic of the modernist Western tradition, and their collections of both human and natural history material are a significant part of how that tradition has shaped itself.

Reinventing The Museum

Author : Gail Anderson
ISBN : 9780759115781
Genre : History
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Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the musem community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development.

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