Natural History Museums

Natural History Museums
Author: Paisley S. Cato,Clyde Jones
Publsiher: Texas Tech University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780896722408
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural History Museums Book Excerpt:

Topics that will prove useful to all persons involved with natural history museums include: conservation, care, use, management, and preservation of collections; role of exhibits and guidelines for approaches to creating new exhibits; the future for natural history museums and prospects for funding.

Museums USA

Museums USA
Author: National Research Center of the Arts,National Endowment for the Arts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 744
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Museums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring Indiana s Museums

Exploring Indiana s Museums
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publsiher: Mossy Feet Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Indiana s Museums Book Excerpt:

Discover the rich historical heritage of Indiana using this comprehensive directory of the state's diverse assortment of musuems. Exploring Indiana's Museums includes the complete book, Short History of Museums, as well as a history of the Indiana State Museum and its State Historic Sites. The Short History of Museums relates the history of the ancient museums and includes a listing of the world's leading museums. This guide in an invaluable aid to homeschool parents on a quest to educate their children in the history and culture of Indiana. The guide includes history, art, train, fire department, children's and many other types of musuems. At the time of this book’s publishing Indiana had approximately 348 museums located in most of its counties. history, Local, guide, sites, directory, historic, homeschool

Museums without Borders

Museums without Borders
Author: Robert R. Janes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1317443233
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums without Borders Book Excerpt:

Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is conventionally assumed. He approaches the fundamental questions of why museums exist and what they mean in terms of identity, community, and the future of civil life. This book consists of four Parts: Indigenous Peoples; Managing Change; Social Responsibility, and Activism and Ethics. The Parts are ordered chronologically and each begins with an introduction and an overview of the ensuing articles which situates the papers in their historical and cultural contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, ethnography, museum studies and management theory, Janes both questions and supports mainstream museum practice in a constructive and self-reflective manner, offering readers alternative viewpoints on important issues. Considering concepts not generally recognized in museum practice, such as the Roman leadership model of primus inter pares and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Janes argues that the global museum community must examine how they can meet the needs of the planet and its inhabitants. Museums without Borders?charts the evolving role of the contemporary museum in the face of environmental, societal and ethical challenges, and explores issues that have, and will, continue to shape the museum sector for decades to come. This book demonstrates that it is both reasonable and essential to expand the purpose of museums at this point in history – not only because of their unique characteristics and value to society, but also because of Janes’ respect and admiration for their rich legacy. It is time that museums assist in the creation of a new, caring, and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. This can only be done through authentic engagement with contemporary issues and aspirations.

Museums and Community

Museums and Community
Author: Elizabeth Crooke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-03-10
ISBN: 113430594X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums and Community Book Excerpt:

Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums and local groups, Crooke examines one of the museum's primary responsibilities – working with different communities and using collections to encourage people to learn about their own histories, and to understand other people's. Arguing for a much closer examination of this concept of community, and of the significance of museums to different communities, Museums and Community is a dynamic look at a relationship that has, in modern times, never been more important.

Food and Museums

Food and Museums
Author: Nina Levent,Irina D. Mihalache
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1474262252
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Museums Book Excerpt:

Museums of all kinds – art, history, culture, science centers and heritage sites – are actively engaging with food through exhibitions, collections, and stories about food production, consumption, history, taste, and aesthetics. Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops. Food and Museums is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food. This edited collection features theoretical analysis from cultural historians, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and food studies scholars; interviews with museum professionals, artists and chefs; and critical case studies from a wide range of cultural institutions and museums to establish an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of the role of food in museums. Exploring the richness and complexity of sensory, cultural, social, and political significance of food today as well as in the past, the book demonstrates how food is changing the current museological landscape. A fascinating look at contemporary museums through the lens of food, this is an essential read for students and researchers in museum studies, food studies, cultural studies, and sensory studies as well as museum and food professionals.

Folklife and Museums

Folklife and Museums
Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst,Patricia Hall,Charlie Seemann
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1442272937
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklife and Museums Book Excerpt:

This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.

Handbook for Museums

Handbook for Museums
Author: David Dean,Gary Edson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1135908370
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Museums Book Excerpt:

Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.

Guide to U S Army Museums

Guide to U S  Army Museums
Author: R. Cody Phillips
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1992-06-01
ISBN: 0788146718
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to U S Army Museums Book Excerpt:

This Guide will lead military personnel, their families, and other students interested in the lessons of military history through the vast richness of exhibits and artifacts in the Army Museum System, both in the U.S. and abroad. Open to the public, these museums help form a bridge linking today's Army with yesterday and tomorrow for the citizen. The Army's materiel culture comprises over 600,000 artifacts valued at over $740 million. Lists over 80 museums and includes: hours of operation, address, telephone, directions, background, programs and services, museum publications, and a photo. Also includes Army Reserve museums.

Museums of Communism

Museums of Communism
Author: Stephen M. Norris
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 0253050316
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums of Communism Book Excerpt:

How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth.

Teaching History with Museums

Teaching History with Museums
Author: Alan S. Marcus,Jeremy D. Stoddard,Walter W. Woodward
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 135176215X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching History with Museums Book Excerpt:

Teaching History with Museums, Second Edition provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums and historic sites. With a collection of practical strategies and case studies, the authors provide educators with the tools needed to create successful learning experiences for students. The cases are designed to be adapted to any classroom, encouraging students to consider museums as historical accounts to be examined, questioned, and discussed. Key updates to this revised edition and chapter features include: New Chapter 9 captures the importance of art museums when teaching about the past. Updated Chapter 10 addresses issues of technology, focused on visitors’ experiences in both physical and virtual museums. New coverage of smaller, lesser known museums to allow readers to adapt cases to any of their own local sites. Specific pre-visit, during visit, and post-visit activities for students at each museum. Case reflections analyzing pitfalls and possibilities that can be applied more broadly to similar museums. A listing of resources unique to the museum and history content for each chapter. With this valuable textbook, educators will learn how to promote instruction in support of rigorous inquiry into the past and the goals of democratic values of tolerance and citizenship in the present.

Field Manual for Museums

Field Manual for Museums
Author: United States. National Park Service,Ned J. Burns
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Museums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Histories in Transport Museums

Making Histories in Transport Museums
Author: Colin Divall,Andrew Scott
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2001-12-20
ISBN: 0718501063
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Histories in Transport Museums Book Excerpt:

This book is the first in 30 years to take transport museums seriously as vehicles for the making of public histories. Drawing upon many years' experience of visiting and working in transport museums around the world, the authors argue that the sector's historical roots are more complex than is usually thought. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective but firmly rooted in the practice of making public histories, this book brings the study of transport museums firmly into the mainstream of academic and professional debate.>

Systems Thinking in Museums

Systems Thinking in Museums
Author: Yuha Jung,Ann Rowson Love
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 1442279257
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Thinking in Museums Book Excerpt:

Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.

Federal Funding of Museums

Federal Funding of Museums
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Museums and Source Communities

Museums and Source Communities
Author: Alison K. Brown,Laura Peers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-06-28
ISBN: 1134463782
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums and Source Communities Book Excerpt:

This volume combines some of the most influential published research in this emerging field with newly commissioned essays on the issues, problems and lessons involved in collaborating museums and source communities. Focusing on museums in the UK, North America and the Pacific, the book highlights three areas which demonstrate the new developments most clearly: the museum as field site or 'contact zone' - a place which source community members enter for purposes of consultation and collaboration visual repatriation - the use of photography to return images of ancestors, historical moments and material heritage to source communities exhibition case studies - these are discussed to reveal the implications of cross-cultural and collaborative research for museums, and how such projects have challenged established attitudes and practices. As the first overview of its kind, this collection will be essential reading for museum staff working with source communities, for community members involved with museum programmes, and for students and academics in museum studies and social anthropology.

Museums International Exhibitions and China s Cultural Diplomacy

Museums  International Exhibitions and China s Cultural Diplomacy
Author: Da Kong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN: 1000374696
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums International Exhibitions and China s Cultural Diplomacy Book Excerpt:

Museums, International Exhibitions and China’s Cultural Diplomacy examines the role museums and, more specifically, international exhibitions, have played in shaping China’s international image to date. Drawing on theories and methods from museum studies and international relations, the book evaluates the contribution international exhibitions make to China’s cultural diplomacy strategy. Considering their impact on the country’s international image, Kong also probes the mechanisms and processes involved, examining in detail the policy of, and international activities promoted by, the Chinese government. The book also analyses the motives of the Chinese and overseas museums that host these exhibitions. Taking some major exhibitions that were on show in the UK during the 21st century as a representative case study, the book reveals the mechanisms by which these exhibitions were developed and shared overseas. Questioning who really shapes the image of China, Kong challenges Western assumptions and looks ahead to consider whether, moving forward, the Chinese government and museums could work together in a mutually beneficial way. Museums, International Exhibitions and China’s Cultural Diplomacy contributes to the growing literature on museums and diplomacy. As such, it will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of museums and heritage, international relations, culture, politics, China and wider Asia.

Human Computer Interactions in Museums

Human Computer Interactions in Museums
Author: Eva Hornecker,Luigina Ciolfi
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN: 1681735148
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Computer Interactions in Museums Book Excerpt:

Museums have been a domain of study and design intervention for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for several decades. However, while resources providing overviews on the key issues in the scholarship have been produced in the fields of museum and visitor studies, no such resource as yet existed within HCI. This book fills this gap and covers key issues regarding the study and design of HCIs in museums. Through an on-site focus, the book examines how digital interactive technologies impact and shape galleries, exhibitions, and their visitors. It consolidates the body of work in HCI conducted in the heritage field and integrates it with insights from related fields and from digital heritage practice. Processes of HCI design and evaluation approaches for museums are also discussed. This book draws from the authors' extensive knowledge of case studies as well as from their own work to provide examples, reflections, and illustrations of relevant concepts and problems. This book is designed for students and early career researchers in HCI or Interaction Design, for more seasoned investigators who might approach the museum domain for the first time, and for researchers and practitioners in related fields such as heritage and museum studies or visitor studies. Designers who might wish to understand the HCI perspective on visitor-facing interactive technologies may also find this book useful.

Museums Migration and Identity in Europe

Museums  Migration and Identity in Europe
Author: Christopher Whitehead,Susannah Eckersley,Katherine Lloyd,Rhiannon Mason
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317092686
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Migration and Identity in Europe Book Excerpt:

The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of ’diversity’ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. This book investigates the historical and contemporary relationships between museums, places and identities. It brings together contributions from international scholars, academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions, policymakers, and representatives of associations and migrant communities to explore all these issues.

Museums Collections and Social Repair in Vietnam

Museums  Collections and Social Repair in Vietnam
Author: Graeme Were
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2022-08-22
ISBN: 1000779416
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums Collections and Social Repair in Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Museums, Collections and Social Repair in Vietnam analyses the relationship between museums, collections and social repair in contemporary Vietnam. Drawing on fieldwork in a range of museums in the country, alongside interviews with museum workers and stakeholders, and analyses of museum exhibitions, the book explores how museums help ordinary people overcome loss suffered during conflict. Focusing on key objects in museum collections that elicit strong emotions or feelings, Graeme Were examines their relationship to social repair and transformation, in order to understand what mobilises survivors, families and communities to recover and re-evaluate memory and give prominence to grievances and loss or future hopes and aspirations. Arguing that nationalist frameworks no longer adequately account for the diverse agendas of Vietnamese museums, this book brings into question the dynamics between history and memory; the capacity of the museum to repair injury, loss or suffering; and the limits of historical memory beyond the control of a one-party state. Museums, Collections and Social Repair in Vietnam analyses the role of museums in transforming lives and creating a just future. It will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of museums, heritage, Asia, tourism and anthropology.