Making Museums Matter / Edition 1

Making Museums Matter / Edition 1

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by Stephen Weil, Marc Pachter
     
 

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781588340009
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Museum Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
637,511
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.31(d)

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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.