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Memory institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums collect, arrange, describe, and preserve their collections and holdings in order to make them accessible to the community. However, these institutions remain underutilized and are struggling to raise awareness of their existence and attract users and funders. The Handbook of Research on ...
Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion, and Public Programming for Memory Institutions
Memory institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums collect, arrange, describe, and preserve their collections and holdings in order to make them accessible to the community. However, these institutions remain underutilized and are struggling to raise awareness of their existence and attract users and funders. The Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion, and Public Programming for Memory Institutions is a collection of innovative research on emerging strategies such as advocacy, outreach, marketing, and public programming to promote memory institutions and engage the community. While highlighting topics including customer service solutions, social media, and collection development strategies, this book is ideally designed for heritage management and information professionals, curators, museum management, archival specialists, librarians, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.
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278.250000 USD

Handbook of Research on Advocacy, Promotion, and Public Programming for Memory Institutions

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Intentional practice is an impact-driven way of thinking and working that places a museum's raison d'etre-achieving impact-at the center of its work. A prerequisite to achieving impact is articulating the kind of impact the museum would like to achieve. An impact statement embodies three essential ideas: staff members' passions for ...
Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact
Intentional practice is an impact-driven way of thinking and working that places a museum's raison d'etre-achieving impact-at the center of its work. A prerequisite to achieving impact is articulating the kind of impact the museum would like to achieve. An impact statement embodies three essential ideas: staff members' passions for their work, the museum's distinct qualities, and notions of what is relevant to audiences. The statement, as well as other work generated from intentional practice, becomes part of an Impact Framework that serves as a guidepost for all subsequent work, as any and all museum work should focus on achieving its intended impact. If the museum chooses work that moves it away from its central purpose, it is wasting resources-dollars and staff time. Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact first explains how the idea of intentional practice grew from a confluence of political concerns, observations of museum in the marketplace, and the increasingly-deafening call for museums to be accountable. The book presents and deconstructs the Cycle of Intentional Practice, which includes four quadrants with actions and corresponding questions situated around the centerpiece-impact. In no particular order: *The Plan quadrant asks What impact do you want to achieve? ; *The Evaluate quadrant asks In what ways have you achieved impact? ; *The Reflect quadrant asks What have you learned? What can you do better? ; and, *The Align quadrant asks How do we align our actions to achieve impact? The Cycle is symbolic, too, as impact-driven work is ongoing, and museums that choose to pursue impact through intentional practice will benefit-as will their audiences; both will continually learn, albeit through very different means. Intended for intentionally-minded museum professionals, the book also describes the seven principles of intentional practice and provides basic intentional-practice strategies, exercises, and facilitation questions so they can begin facilitating impact-driven workshops at their museums.
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36.750000 USD

Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact

by Randi Korn
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Using Twitter to Build Communities looks at ways for libraries, archives, and museums to go far beyond Twitter as a broadcasting tool, and highlights innovative methods to use the service to spark communication and create ties within your institution's greater community. Appropriate for the social media beginner as well as ...
Using Twitter to Build Communities: A Primer for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Using Twitter to Build Communities looks at ways for libraries, archives, and museums to go far beyond Twitter as a broadcasting tool, and highlights innovative methods to use the service to spark communication and create ties within your institution's greater community. Appropriate for the social media beginner as well as the experienced user, it covers topics like: *Creating a Social Media Strategy/Policy *Choosing the Right Software *Gaining Followers *How to curate content *How and when to automate your feed *How and when to embed your feed *How to use cross-platform strategies *Using Analytics This book condenses years of research and expertise on using Twitter in an institutional setting into one handy reference for launching or reviving your organization's Twitter presence into an impactful medium in your community.
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33.600000 USD

Using Twitter to Build Communities: A Primer for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

by Valerie Forrestal
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This is the second edition of John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking's ground-breaking book, Learning from Museums. While the book still focuses on why, how, what, when, and with whom, people learn from their museum experiences, the authors further investigate the extension of museums beyond their walls and the ...
Learning from Museums
This is the second edition of John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking's ground-breaking book, Learning from Museums. While the book still focuses on why, how, what, when, and with whom, people learn from their museum experiences, the authors further investigate the extension of museums beyond their walls and the changing perceptions of the roles that museums increasingly play in the 21st century with respect to the publics they serve (and those they would like to serve). This new edition offers an updated and synthesized version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as the latest advances in free-choice learning research, theory and practice, in order to provide readers a highly readable and informative understanding of the personal, sociocultural and physical dimensions of the museum experience. Falk and Dierking also fill in gaps in the 1st edition. Falk's research focuses increasingly on the self-related needs that museums meet, and these findings enhance the personal context chapter. Dierking's work delves deeply into the macro-sociocultural dimensions of learning, a topic not discussed in the sociocultural chapter in the first edition. Emphasizing the importance of time (and space), the second edition adds an entirely new chapter to describe the important dimension of time. They also insert findings from the burgeoning field of neuroscience. Latter chapters of the book discuss the evolving role of museums in the rapidly changing Information /Learning Society of the 21st century. New examples and suggestions highlight the ways that the new understandings of learning can help museum practitioners reinvent how museums can and should support the public's lifelong, life-wide and life-deep learning.
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47.250000 USD

Learning from Museums

by Lynn D. Dierking, John H Falk
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This is the second edition of John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking's ground-breaking book, Learning from Museums. While the book still focuses on why, how, what, when, and with whom, people learn from their museum experiences, the authors further investigate the extension of museums beyond their walls and the ...
Learning from Museums
This is the second edition of John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking's ground-breaking book, Learning from Museums. While the book still focuses on why, how, what, when, and with whom, people learn from their museum experiences, the authors further investigate the extension of museums beyond their walls and the changing perceptions of the roles that museums increasingly play in the 21st century with respect to the publics they serve (and those they would like to serve). This new edition offers an updated and synthesized version of the Contextual Model of Learning, as well as the latest advances in free-choice learning research, theory and practice, in order to provide readers a highly readable and informative understanding of the personal, sociocultural and physical dimensions of the museum experience. Falk and Dierking also fill in gaps in the 1st edition. Falk's research focuses increasingly on the self-related needs that museums meet, and these findings enhance the personal context chapter. Dierking's work delves deeply into the macro-sociocultural dimensions of learning, a topic not discussed in the sociocultural chapter in the first edition. Emphasizing the importance of time (and space), the second edition adds an entirely new chapter to describe the important dimension of time. They also insert findings from the burgeoning field of neuroscience. Latter chapters of the book discuss the evolving role of museums in the rapidly changing Information /Learning Society of the 21st century. New examples and suggestions highlight the ways that the new understandings of learning can help museum practitioners reinvent how museums can and should support the public's lifelong, life-wide and life-deep learning.
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106.050000 USD

Learning from Museums

by Lynn D. Dierking, John H Falk
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Museums have moved beyond exclusively collections-based missions, and the economics of museums have tightened considerably. As a result, the tenor of the discussion around the practice of deaccessioning and use of its proceeds has become livelier, if not strident. While the professional associations continue to expect adherence to their standards, ...
Is It Okay to Sell the Monet?: The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums
Museums have moved beyond exclusively collections-based missions, and the economics of museums have tightened considerably. As a result, the tenor of the discussion around the practice of deaccessioning and use of its proceeds has become livelier, if not strident. While the professional associations continue to expect adherence to their standards, Boards of Trustees are looking at museum collections as assets that can potentially be monetized to support the museum's mission or ensure its survival. As museum professionals and trustees engage in these discussions and make critical decisions for their institutions, they will benefit from a deeper understanding of the complex and nuanced aspects of deaccessioning, which this book presents anew. Is It Okay to Sell the Monet? provides background on deaccessioning and disposal of deaccessioned objects and a context for changes in the field brought about by expanding missions and contracting resources. It includes an important discussion on how museums might utilize collections in new ways that benefit their visitors and communities. It provides practical guidance on the process of disposing of objects and explores the ethical standards of professional museum associations-examining their history, relevancy, and practical effect. It also delves into the complicated legal issues that sometimes challenge these ethical rules. Finally, it analyzes high profile museum case studies with important takeaways that will be useful for museums faced with similar circumstances.
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78.750000 USD

Is It Okay to Sell the Monet?: The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums

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Museums have moved beyond exclusively collections-based missions, and the economics of museums have tightened considerably. As a result, the tenor of the discussion around the practice of deaccessioning and use of its proceeds has become livelier, if not strident. While the professional associations continue to expect adherence to their standards, ...
Is It Okay to Sell the Monet?: The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums
Museums have moved beyond exclusively collections-based missions, and the economics of museums have tightened considerably. As a result, the tenor of the discussion around the practice of deaccessioning and use of its proceeds has become livelier, if not strident. While the professional associations continue to expect adherence to their standards, Boards of Trustees are looking at museum collections as assets that can potentially be monetized to support the museum's mission or ensure its survival. As museum professionals and trustees engage in these discussions and make critical decisions for their institutions, they will benefit from a deeper understanding of the complex and nuanced aspects of deaccessioning, which this book presents anew. Is It Okay to Sell the Monet? provides background on deaccessioning and disposal of deaccessioned objects and a context for changes in the field brought about by expanding missions and contracting resources. It includes an important discussion on how museums might utilize collections in new ways that benefit their visitors and communities. It provides practical guidance on the process of disposing of objects and explores the ethical standards of professional museum associations-examining their history, relevancy, and practical effect. It also delves into the complicated legal issues that sometimes challenge these ethical rules. Finally, it analyzes high profile museum case studies with important takeaways that will be useful for museums faced with similar circumstances.
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38.850000 USD

Is It Okay to Sell the Monet?: The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums

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Crossing into many disciplines, cultural property law continues to grow as an established area of practice and study. Now completely updated, Cultural Property Law: A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources provides an accessible and objective overview of all major components of an interdisciplinary legal ...
Cultural Property Law: A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources
Crossing into many disciplines, cultural property law continues to grow as an established area of practice and study. Now completely updated, Cultural Property Law: A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources provides an accessible and objective overview of all major components of an interdisciplinary legal practice that extends from government and tribal management of land to federal underwater resource management to the national and international laws governing museums and the arts marketplace. This practical, balanced, and clearly written guide: - Identifies the components of the area of practice, offering a guide to their application in legal practice- Follows the primary practice areas in the field, highlighting the laws and controlling cases that apply to the practice area identified in each chapter- Provides frequently asked questions for each area of practice- Covers recent cases, regulations, and laws in the field, as well as a discussion of evolving legal concepts and an expanded treatment of emerging areas in the practice, and more Topics are organized by the primary practice areas in the field: - Federal management - State, local, and private management - Tribal management - Federal management of underwater cultural property - Museum administration and collections management - Cultural property in the marketplace - International laws
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127.95 USD

Cultural Property Law: A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources

by Stan N Harris, Caroline Meredith Blanco, Sherry Hutt
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Strategic Thinking and Planning, Second Edition is volume four in the Museum Trustee Association's Templates for Trustees series. The book and customizable web-based templates feature tools that help boards to consider their options, identify their priorities, and plan their actions at this critical moment in a museum's life cycle. In ...
Strategic Thinking and Planning
Strategic Thinking and Planning, Second Edition is volume four in the Museum Trustee Association's Templates for Trustees series. The book and customizable web-based templates feature tools that help boards to consider their options, identify their priorities, and plan their actions at this critical moment in a museum's life cycle. In addition to the manual and on-line website, purchasers have access to the ongoing assistance of MTA staff. This book and the accompanying templates models the kind of thinking that is required not only to create a strategic plan that is tailored to each institution, but also to stay focused on the strategic aspects of governance while implementing that plan. Planning teams are introduced to exercises and tools that will help them focus on what's most important to the future of their institution. In using the templates, they will adopt new ways of analyzing information and thinking about their museum's mission that will make them more effective leaders.
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39.900000 USD

Strategic Thinking and Planning

by Laura B Roberts, Daryl Fischer
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Ancient Egypt Journal: Blank Ancient Egypt Journal; Blank Journal; Personalized Ancient Egypt Book; Cute Ancient Egypt Journal; Empty Ancient Egypt Journal; Customized Ancient Egypt Journal; Small Blank Notebook; Blank Journal
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6.290000 USD

Ancient Egypt Journal: Blank Ancient Egypt Journal; Blank Journal; Personalized Ancient Egypt Book; Cute Ancient Egypt Journal; Empty Ancient Egypt Journal; Customized Ancient Egypt Journal; Small Blank Notebook; Blank Journal

by Mark Steven
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The Contemporary Museum issues a challenge to those who view the museum as an artefact of history, constrained in its outlook as much by professional, institutional and disciplinary creed, as by the collections it accumulated in the distant past. Denying that the museum can locate its purpose in the pursuit ...
The Contemporary Museum: Shaping Museums for the Global Now
The Contemporary Museum issues a challenge to those who view the museum as an artefact of history, constrained in its outlook as much by professional, institutional and disciplinary creed, as by the collections it accumulated in the distant past. Denying that the museum can locate its purpose in the pursuit of tradition or in idealistic speculation about the future, the book asserts that this can only be found through an ongoing and proactive negotiation with the present: the contemporary. This volume is not concerned with any present, but with the peculiar circumstances of what it refers to as the `global contemporary' - the sense of living in a globally connected world that is preoccupied with the contemporary. To situate the museum in this world of real and immediate need and action, beyond the reach of history, the book argues, is to empower it to challenge existing dogmas and inequalities and sweep aside old hierarchies. As a result, fundamental questions need to be asked about such things as the museum's relationship to global time and space, to systems and technologies of knowing, to `the life well lived', to the movement and rights of people, and to the psychology, permanence and organisation of culture. Incorporating diverse viewpoints from around the world, The Contemporary Museum is a follow-up volume to Museum Revolutions and, as such, should be essential reading for students in the fields of museum and heritage studies, cultural studies, communication and media studies, art history and social policy. Academics and museum professionals will also find this book a source of inspiration.
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51.18 USD

The Contemporary Museum: Shaping Museums for the Global Now

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A Survivor's Guide to Museum Grant Writing
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36.750000 USD

A Survivor's Guide to Museum Grant Writing

by Rachael Cristine Woody
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The State of Museums: Voices from the Field
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51.450000 USD

The State of Museums: Voices from the Field

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The State of Museums: Voices from the Field
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82.950000 USD

The State of Museums: Voices from the Field

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The Future of Museum and Gallery Design explores new research and practice in museum design. Placing a specific emphasis on social responsibility, in its broadest sense, the book emphasises the need for a greater understanding of the impact of museum design in the experiences of visitors, in the manifestation of ...
The Future of Museum and Gallery Design: Purpose, Process, Perception
The Future of Museum and Gallery Design explores new research and practice in museum design. Placing a specific emphasis on social responsibility, in its broadest sense, the book emphasises the need for a greater understanding of the impact of museum design in the experiences of visitors, in the manifestation of the vision and values of museums and galleries, and in the shaping of civic spaces for culture in our shared social world. The chapters included in the book propose a number of innovative approaches to museum design and museum-design research. Collectively, contributors plead for more open and creative ways of making museums, and ask that museums recognize design as a resource to be harnessed towards a form of museum-making that is culturally located and makes a significant contribution to our personal, social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Such an approach demands new ways of conceptualizing museum and gallery design, new ways of acknowledging the potential of design, and new, experimental, and research-led approaches to the shaping of cultural institutions internationally. The Future of Museum and Gallery Design should be of great interest to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of museum studies, gallery studies, and heritage studies, as well as architecture and design, who are interested in understanding more about design as a resource in museums. It should also be of great interest to museum and design practitioners and museum leaders.
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51.18 USD

The Future of Museum and Gallery Design: Purpose, Process, Perception

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The contemporary world faces unprecedented upheaval and change forcing institutions of all types to rethink how they are designed and how they must now function if they are to survive into an uncertain future. The performing arts are no exception; in an era of constant change and technological transformation, arts ...
Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations
The contemporary world faces unprecedented upheaval and change forcing institutions of all types to rethink how they are designed and how they must now function if they are to survive into an uncertain future. The performing arts are no exception; in an era of constant change and technological transformation, arts organizations and their leaders face significant organizational challenges if they are to maintain their relevance. Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations provides a contemporary overview of the field of arts leadership, focused on the performing arts. It examines what these challenges are, how they are affecting the performing arts and arts organizations in general and proposes creative ways to reimagine, build and lead sustainable arts organizations in this uncharted environment. With a global perspective drawn from his extensive experience advising arts organizations around the world and based on his own work successfully leading important performing arts organizations in the United States, Foster proposes an innovative approach to organizational design, systems, and structures for arts leaders in the 21st century that is based in ecological thinking and the creative process that is intrinsic to the arts. In disrupting conventional arts leadership practice, the book provides an exceptional tool to understand a unique sector, and is essential reading for students and practitioners across the creative and cultural industries.
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59.70 USD

Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

by Kenneth Foster
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Determining the authorship and originality of artistic works is essential for fully enjoying art, and for the correct functioning of the market and many cultural centres. It is one of the tasks falling not only to institutions but also to artists' foundations, museums, public administrations, academics, gallery owners and art ...
The Authorship, Authentication and Falsification of Artworks
Determining the authorship and originality of artistic works is essential for fully enjoying art, and for the correct functioning of the market and many cultural centres. It is one of the tasks falling not only to institutions but also to artists' foundations, museums, public administrations, academics, gallery owners and art collectors. All those involved with this part of the artistic world encounter problems. This book, derived from an international seminar organised by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation shares the knowledge, experience and opinions of some of the most prestigious experts on these subjects. Furthermore, it provides some new angles, proposals and linguistic elements that can help to understand the difficulties presented by the topic and to improve its legal regulation.
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37.53 USD

The Authorship, Authentication and Falsification of Artworks

by Lluis Penuelas
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Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A Practical Guide to the Care of Collections
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47.250000 USD

Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A Practical Guide to the Care of Collections

by Barbara Appelbaum
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During the course of an interactive museum tour a skilled educator will be able to elicit multiple responses and keep the conversation moving toward new discoveries, but no matter how competent the educator, there will always be some participants who enthusiastically contribute their ideas to the discussion, while others listen, ...
Museum Gallery Activities: A Handbook
During the course of an interactive museum tour a skilled educator will be able to elicit multiple responses and keep the conversation moving toward new discoveries, but no matter how competent the educator, there will always be some participants who enthusiastically contribute their ideas to the discussion, while others listen, but are reluctant to speak-up. In order to engage the entire group in the interpretive process, museum educators frequently employ gallery activities. Gallery activities enlist other sensory components and learning styles to experiencing the work of art. As in crafting open-ended discussion questions, the activity must be carefully designed to allow everyone in the group to contribute, be inquiry based, and be directly related to the work of art under consideration. This handbook provides a compendium of successful gallery activities: *Writing *Debating *Drawing *Movement *Music *Close looking and observation *Touch and tactility Features include: *Photographs of youth and adults participating in gallery activities *Sidebars with favorite gallery activities contributed by museum educators at many museums across the country *Planning templates
36.750000 USD

Museum Gallery Activities: A Handbook

by Sharon Vatsky
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Care of the collections is a core responsibility for all museums and related cultural institutions. The foundation of collections care and stewardship is good collections management policies. This revised edition of Things Great and Small is a comprehensive resource for preparing and implementing collections management policies. Drawing on his extensive ...
Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies
Care of the collections is a core responsibility for all museums and related cultural institutions. The foundation of collections care and stewardship is good collections management policies. This revised edition of Things Great and Small is a comprehensive resource for preparing and implementing collections management policies. Drawing on his extensive experience as a collections manager, educator, consultant, and surveyor for the AAM's Museum Assessment Program, John E. Simmons reviews current ideas and literature on the subject, highlights the issues that collections management policies should address, and explains the pros and cons of choosing some policy options over others. Coverage of several key areas is greatly expanded or totally new in this second edition, particularly information about: * digital collections, * intellectual property rights, * deaccessioning and use of deaccessioning proceeds, * laws & regulations, * changes in standards and benchmarks for collections care, * the way US museums are funded and administered, and * new standards and practices for collection storage environments. Featuring more than 40 tables and charts and nearly 20 model policy templates, this major publication is aimed at museums of all kinds, historic houses and sites, and other cultural institutions.
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47.69 USD

Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies

by John Edward Simmons
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Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide serves as a handbook for historic site managers, heritage professionals, and all manner of public historians who contend daily with the ground-level complexities of commemoration. Its fourteen short essays are intended as tools for practitioners, students, and anyone else confronted ...
Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide
Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide serves as a handbook for historic site managers, heritage professionals, and all manner of public historians who contend daily with the ground-level complexities of commemoration. Its fourteen short essays are intended as tools for practitioners, students, and anyone else confronted with common problems in commemorative practice today. Of particular concern are strategies for expanding commemoration across the panoply of American identities, confronting tragedy and difficult pasts, and doing responsible work in the face of persistent economic and political turmoil. A special afterword explores the role of emotion in modern commemoration and what it suggests about possibilities for engaging new audiences.
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36.750000 USD

Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide

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Gain insight into history organizations of all shapes and sizes in this book, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of public historians' work through the prism of the past, present, and future of our communities and institutions, as well as the public history field itself. Featuring essays from some of ...
An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History
Gain insight into history organizations of all shapes and sizes in this book, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of public historians' work through the prism of the past, present, and future of our communities and institutions, as well as the public history field itself. Featuring essays from some of the leading thinkers in the profession, this book not only looks at major themes as they relate to historians' work but also inspires creativity in how they approach their work in an institutional and personal sense. The themes themselves are important, but even more important are the articles (presented here as chapters) that amplify the overarching themes. Chapters discuss in-depth and through real-world examples, the work of history organizations. They specifically focus on the challenges and opportunities that are important to any nonprofit (or small business)-entrepreneurship, change, transformation, possibility/opportunity, partnerships-but also those unique to history organizations, leverage the asset of history to: explore place, commemorate the past (and therefore better understand the present), demonstrate how it is people who make history, and discern how to use the past to chart the future. Together, An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History provides a roadmap of the national discussions the field of history museums and organizations is having regarding its present and the future.
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42.000000 USD

An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History

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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 ...
Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice
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.
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94.500000 USD

Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice

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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 ...
Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice
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.
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42.58 USD

Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice

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Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge explores the museums, libraries, and special collections of the University of Michigan on its bicentennial. Since its inception, U-M has collected and preserved objects: biological and geological specimens; ethnographic and archaeological artifacts; photographs and artistic works; encyclopedia, textbooks, rare books, and documents; and ...
Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, and Collections 1817-2017
Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge explores the museums, libraries, and special collections of the University of Michigan on its bicentennial. Since its inception, U-M has collected and preserved objects: biological and geological specimens; ethnographic and archaeological artifacts; photographs and artistic works; encyclopedia, textbooks, rare books, and documents; and many other items. These vast collections and libraries testify to an ambitious vision of the research university as a place where knowledge is accumulated, shared, and disseminated through teaching, exhibition, and publication. Today, 200 years after the university's founding, museums, libraries, and archives continue to be an important part of U-M, which maintains more than 20 distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Viewed from a historic perspective, they provide a window through which we can explore the transformation of the academy, its public role, and the development of scholarly disciplines over the last two centuries. Even as they speak to important facets of Michigan's history, many of these collections also remain essential to academic research, knowledge production, and object-based pedagogy. Moreover, the university's exhibitions and displays attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year from the campus, regional, and global communities. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of these world-renowned collections, this book will appeal to readers interested in the history of museums and collections, the formation of academic disciplines, and of course, the University of Michigan.
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63.000000 USD

Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, and Collections 1817-2017

by Carla M. Sinopoli, Kerstin Barndt
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This volume examines the implications and consequences of the idea of `intangible heritage' to current international academic and policy debates about the meaning and nature of cultural heritage and the management processes developed to protect it. It provides an accessible account of the different ways in which intangible cultural heritage ...
Intangible Heritage
This volume examines the implications and consequences of the idea of `intangible heritage' to current international academic and policy debates about the meaning and nature of cultural heritage and the management processes developed to protect it. It provides an accessible account of the different ways in which intangible cultural heritage has been defined and managed in both national and international contexts, and aims to facilitate international debate about the meaning, nature and value of not only intangible cultural heritage, but heritage more generally. Intangible Heritage fills a significant gap in the heritage literature available and represents a significant cross section of ideas and practices associated with intangible cultural heritage. The authors brought together for this volume represent some of the key academics and practitioners working in the area, and discuss research and practices from a range of countries, including: Zimbabwe, Morocco, South Africa, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and Indonesia, and bring together a range of areas of expertise which include anthropology, law, heritage studies, archaeology, museum studies, folklore, architecture, Indigenous studies and history.
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59.70 USD

Intangible Heritage

Paperback / softback
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The Museum Manager's Compendium: 101 Essential Tools and Resources helps you make and implement your decisions as a museum manager and strategic planner. This book's 101 sections present a treasure trove of definitions, diagrams, processes, choices, and worksheets, in major areas of museum management. Collectively, they reflect the literature and ...
The Museum Manager's Compendium: 101 Essential Tools and Resources
The Museum Manager's Compendium: 101 Essential Tools and Resources helps you make and implement your decisions as a museum manager and strategic planner. This book's 101 sections present a treasure trove of definitions, diagrams, processes, choices, and worksheets, in major areas of museum management. Collectively, they reflect the literature and contributions of some of the field's best thinkers. The resources distill half a century of museum experience over hundreds of projects done by scores of talents and experts internationally for all types of museums. The Museum Manager's Compendium can be used as: *A frequent reference book to consult when facing decisions or planning for the future *A source of examples and templates of common museum reports *A source of answers and options for strategic planning questions *A crib book to extract text when drafting internal proposals and plans *A primer when welcoming new partners and Board members *A quick study and refresher of key aspects of museum practice *An orientation to new staff *A glossary for building shared definition among team members The Museum Manager's Compendium is for museum professionals-leaders, managers, coordinators, professional counsel, contractors, evaluators, supporters, and policy makers- to use often. It is a must-own reference book for every museum professional responsible for decisions and implementation.
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89.250000 USD

The Museum Manager's Compendium: 101 Essential Tools and Resources

by John W. Jacobsen
Hardback
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Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the ...
Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites
Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the war, its consequences and the importance of slavery. Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites surveys how museums and historic sites approached these challenges and others during the Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015). In doing so, this book offers museums and history professionals strategies to help shape conversations with local communities, develop exhibits and train interpreters. With the ongoing controversy surrounding the display of the Confederate battle flag and monuments, there has never been a more opportune moment to look critically at how the Civil War has been interpreted and why it continues to matter to so many Americans. Each chapter is written by a professional public historian currently working at a museum or historic site. They cover topics such as: *Building relations with the public *How specific museums interpreted the war and overcame challenges of location, audience, funding *How the National Park Service and Georgia Historical Society approached commemorating important anniversaries
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71.400000 USD

Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites

Hardback
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Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the ...
Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites
Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the war, its consequences and the importance of slavery. Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites surveys how museums and historic sites approached these challenges and others during the Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015). In doing so, this book offers museums and history professionals strategies to help shape conversations with local communities, develop exhibits and train interpreters. With the ongoing controversy surrounding the display of the Confederate battle flag and monuments, there has never been a more opportune moment to look critically at how the Civil War has been interpreted and why it continues to matter to so many Americans. Each chapter is written by a professional public historian currently working at a museum or historic site. They cover topics such as: *Building relations with the public *How specific museums interpreted the war and overcame challenges of location, audience, funding *How the National Park Service and Georgia Historical Society approached commemorating important anniversaries
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31.500000 USD

Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites

Paperback / softback
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The first of its kind to offer a discussion of financial management particular to historic house museums, this book is a vital resource to preservationists, staff, volunteers, and board members of historic houses. A reference tool that is accessible in approach yet comprehensive in scope, this book takes you step ...
Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums
The first of its kind to offer a discussion of financial management particular to historic house museums, this book is a vital resource to preservationists, staff, volunteers, and board members of historic houses. A reference tool that is accessible in approach yet comprehensive in scope, this book takes you step by step through securing and managing a historic house museum for years to come. In straightforward language, utilizing case studies from historic house museums, and providing sample documents to get you started, Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums guides you on how to: *Incorporate as a tax-exempt organization *Find historic property designation options and successfully apply *Understand contributed income opportunities and raise money *Create sustainable earned income opportunities *Understand basic accounting and financial planning to ensure the future of your historic house museum.
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78.750000 USD

Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums

by Rebekah Beaulieu
Hardback
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