A Cabinet of Curiosities: Inquiries into Museums and Their Prospects / Edition 1

A Cabinet of Curiosities: Inquiries into Museums and Their Prospects / Edition 1

by Stephen E. Weil
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1560985119

ISBN-13: 9781560985112

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Reflecting critically on the current condition of museums and their possible futures, Stephen E. Weil argues that cultural institutions need to free themselves from a fascination with technique and process to concentrate more intently on purpose. He contends that to succeed, or merely survive, a museum must be able to project clear goals that its supporting

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Reflecting critically on the current condition of museums and their possible futures, Stephen E. Weil argues that cultural institutions need to free themselves from a fascination with technique and process to concentrate more intently on purpose. He contends that to succeed, or merely survive, a museum must be able to project clear goals that its supporting community finds of value and must demonstrate its competence to achieve those goals on a sustainable basis.

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ISBN-13:
9781560985112
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.58(d)

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