Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums / Edition 2

Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums / Edition 2

by Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759105081

ISBN-13: 9780759105089

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for

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In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges. New material also includes a discussion of the children's museum as a distinct type of institution and an exploration of the role computers play in both outreach and traditional in-person visits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759105089
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is a Museum? Part 2 Part I: History Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Art Museum Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Natural History and Anthropology Museums Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Science and Technology Museums and Centers Chapter 6 Chapter 5: The History Museum Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Botanical Gardens and Zoos Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Children's Museums Part 9 Part II: Functions Chapter 10 Chapter 8: To Collect Chapter 11 Chapter 9: To Conserve Chapter 12 Chapter 10: To Exhibit Chapter 13 Chapter 11: To Interpret Chapter 14 Chapter 12: To Serve Chapter 15 Chapter 13: The Museum Profession Chapter 16 Readings

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