Making Museums Matter / Edition 1

Making Museums Matter / Edition 1

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by Stephen Weil, Marc Pachter
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588340007

ISBN-13: 9781588340009

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588340009
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Museum Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
376,156
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.31(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Organization-wide Quality: A Theory of Museums and Immodest Proposal3
2(F)FeTMu24
3From Being about Something to Being for Somebody: The Ongoing Transformation of the American Museum28
4Fantasy Islands53
5Museums: Can and Do They Make a Difference?55
6New Words, Familiar Music: The Museum as Social Enterprise75
7Transformed from a Cemetery of Bric-a-brac81
8The Distinctive Numerator93
9A Parable of Rocks and Reasons99
10Romance versus Realism: A Reflection on the Nature of Museums102
11Museum Publishing: Some Revolutions in Progress109
12If Content Is Out, Aesthetics Must Be In126
13The Museum at the End of Time136
14Collecting Then, Collecting Today: What's the Difference?141
15Twenty-One Ways to Buy Art151
16Courtly Ghosts and Aristocratic Artifacts159
17Reduced to Art170
18John Cotton Dana's New Museum188
19The Museum and the Public195
20The American Legal Response to the Problem of Holocaust Art214
21Fair Use and the Visual Arts: Please Leave Some Room for Robin Hood239
22Cloning and Copyright253
23Fair Use and Museum Use: How Close Is the Overlap?263
24Not Money, Control270

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Making Museums Matter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ESchroderArtCompanyUSA More than 1 year ago
Coming off of recent museum conferences and in light of today's economy a very interesting read! All museums regardless of location are struggling with decreased funding and unfortunately in many instances a decrease in public attendance.