Reinventing The Museum / Edition 1

Reinventing The Museum / Edition 1

by Gail Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759101701

ISBN-13: 2900759101707

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Museum consultant Anderson collects 34 "benchmark essays as well as representative pieces from recent literature" addressing changing paradigms of the role and operation of museums. Philosophically oriented pieces examine the societal, political, and educational roles of museums. The role of the public in supporting museums is discussed in a number of essays. The…  See more details below

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Museum consultant Anderson collects 34 "benchmark essays as well as representative pieces from recent literature" addressing changing paradigms of the role and operation of museums. Philosophically oriented pieces examine the societal, political, and educational roles of museums. The role of the public in supporting museums is discussed in a number of essays. The evolving place of exhibitions and collections in museum operations comes under examination. Final essays discuss issues of leadership, including ethics and accountability, implementing institutional change, and governance. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900759101707
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Reinventing the Museum1
1The Gloom of the Museum (1917)13
2What Is a Museum? (1942)30
3A Twelve Point Program for Museum Renewal (1970)44
4The Museum, a Temple or the Forum (1971)61
5Rethinking the Museum: An Emerging New Paradigm (1990)74
6Museums in the Age of Deconstruction (1992)80
7The Real Multiculturalism: A Struggle for Authority and Power (1992)99
8"Hey! That's Mine": Thoughts on Pluralism and American Museums (1992)110
9An Agenda for Museums in the Twenty-first Century (1999)118
10The Contextual Model of Learning (2000)139
11The Museum's Role in a Multicultural Society (1992)143
12Staying Away: Why People Choose Not to Visit Museums (1983)150
13The Visitors' Bill of Rights (2000)158
14United States: A Science in the Making (1993)160
15Can Museums Be All Things to All People? Missions, Goals, and Marketing's Role (2000)167
16Museum Exhibitions and the Dynamics of Dialogue (1999)193
17Changing Practices of Interpretation (1997)212
18Making Meaning Together: Lessons from the Field of American History (1993)233
19Is There Method in Our Madness? Improvisation in the Practice of Museum Education (1999)243
20Mining the Museum: An Installation Confronting History (1993)248
21Evaluating the Ethics and Consciences of Museums (1994)257
22What Is the Object of This Exercise? A Meandering Exploration of the Many Meanings of Objects in Museums (1999)269
23Collecting Then, Collecting Today: What's the Difference? (2002)284
24Collections Planning: Pinning Down a Strategy (2002)292
25Who Cares? Conservation in a Contemporary Context (1999)297
26A Philosophical Perspective on the Ethics and Resolution of Cultural Properties Issues (1999)303
27Deft Deliberations (1991)325
28Deaccessioning: The American Perspective (1991)331
29Creampuffs and Hardball: Are You Really Worth What You Cost or Just Merely Worthwhile? (1995)343
30The Well-Managed Museum (1989)348
31Museum Accountability: Laws, Rules, Ethics, and Accreditation (1991)351
32Toward a New Governance (1997)363
33Institution-wide Change in Museums (1993)367
34Persistent Paradoxes (1997)375
Bibliography396
About the Editor402

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