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  • The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)
    The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) (English, Paperback) Paul O'Neill

    How curating has changed art and how art has changed curating: an examination of the emergence contemporary curatorship....

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  • A Heritage in Stone
    A Heritage in Stone (Hardback) Ian Mitchell Davidson

    The castles and other properties owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland are precious jewels in the crown of the nation's heritage. This book pays tribute to the people who have made the Trust's properties so very special.

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  • Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces
    Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces (English, Hardback) Adrian George

    A handbook for curators and curatorial students, that maps out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea to final installation. It traces the history of curating back to its origins in the 17th century and outlines the multifarious roles of the curator, including as custodian, interpreter, educator, facilitator and organizer.

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  • Inside the White Cube
    Inside the White Cube (English, Paperback) Brian O'Doherty

    Concerned with the complex and sophisticated relationship between economics, social context, and aesthetics as represented in the contested space of the art gallery, the author raises the question of how artists must construe their work in relation to the gallery space and system.

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  • Curators
    Curators (English, Hardback) Lance Grande

    Natural history curators oversee the worlds libraries of life, and themselves are full of life and colorful characters. As museums evolve from dusty collections to centers of edutainment, curators remain the drivers and innovators, and Curators offers us a behind the scenes tour of some of the world's finest specimens of curators and collections alike. In these pages, readers will get to experience time in the field collecting and identifying, and the magic that happens back at home, as collections are curated, exhibits are mounted, and museum curators engage the public. A renowned curator himself, Lance Grande here shares his own experiences, and drawers of those of colleagues and curators at natural history museums the world over. Curators illuminates the halls of natural history museums and puts on display the personalities that drive these cathedrals of science and discovery. It is a work for all interested in what it is really like to spend days and nights at the museum.

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  • The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)
    The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) (English, Hardback) Paul O'Neill

    Once considered a mere caretaker for collections, the curator is now widely viewed as a globally connected auteur. Over the last twenty-five years, as international group exhibitions and biennials have become the dominant mode of presenting contemporary art to the public, curatorship has begun to be perceived as a constellation of creative activities not unlike artistic praxis. The curator has...

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  • 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind
    50 Museums to Blow Your Mind (English, Paperback) Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott

    This book takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the world's best museums, from London's British Museum to San Francisco's Exploratorium and beyond. Boggle at the enormity of space, get nostalgic at childhood memories or be dumbstruck by the International Museum of Toilets... The perfect gift for anyone who loves a mind-blowing museum.

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  • Curated Decay
    Curated Decay (English, Paperback) Caitlin DeSilvey

    A bold new approach to heritage conservation that embraces change and accommodates decay

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  • Treasures of the Natural History Museum
    Treasures of the Natural History Museum (English, Hardback) Vicky Paterson

    The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty or intriguing story?and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteorite from Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaur Baryonyx; one of the first...

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  • The Story of the Design Museum
    The Story of the Design Museum (English, Paperback) Tom Wilson

    The essential guide to the story of London's acclaimed museum - from its origins in the 1980s to its pivotal move in 2016

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  • Learning in the Museum
    Learning in the Museum (English, Paperback) George E. Hein

    As well as providing a theoretical basis to museum education, this volume serves as a practical guide for all museum professionals on how to adapt their museums to maximise the educational experience of every visitor.

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  • Ceramics
    Ceramics (English, Hardback) Patricia F. Ferguson

    A celebration of the best of the National Trust's exquisite ceramic collection

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  • Museums, Power, Knowledge
    Museums, Power, Knowledge (English, Paperback) Tony Bennett

    Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault's account of the relations between knowledge and power and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett's work stands out as having marked a series of strategic engagements with Foucault's work to offer a critical...

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  • Heritage
    Heritage (English, Paperback) Rodney Harrison

    Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museums?we live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of enthusiasts and specialists in one part of the world to something which is considered to be universally...

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  • The Participatory Museum
    The Participatory Museum (English, Paperback) Nina Simon $29.21
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  • Critical Practice
    Critical Practice (English, Paperback) Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ?critical practice', can create conditions for organisational change, particularly facilitating increased public agency and shared...

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  • Using Non-Textual Sources
    Using Non-Textual Sources (English, Paperback) Catherine Armstrong

    "Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources. It introduces the full range of non-textual sources used by historians and offers practical guidance on how to interpret them and incorporate them into essays and dissertations. In addition to this, the book posits a theoretical framework that justifies the use of these...

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  • The Educational Role of the Museum
    The Educational Role of the Museum (English, Paperback) Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    A compilation of significant articles addressing the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences, focusing specifically on educational groups.

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  • Micromuseology
    Micromuseology (English, Paperback) Fiona Candlin

    How would our understanding of museums change if we used the Vintage Wireless Museum or the Museum of Witchcraft as examples ? rather than the British Museum or the Louvre? Although there are thousands of small, independent, single-subject museums in the UK, Europe and North America, the field of museum studies remains focused almost exclusively on major institutions....

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  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage
    Conservation of Cultural Heritage (English, Paperback) Hanna M. Szczepanowska

    "Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artefacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complexdecision making processes that faces conservators on a daily basis. Covering a broad range of topics that are key to sound conservation in the...

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