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Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditations

Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditations

by Stephen E. Weil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874749530

ISBN-13: 9780874749533

Pub. Date: 05/17/1990

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation.

Overview

In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874749533
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
05/17/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 I. Rethinking the Museum Chapter 2 1. Enough Museums? (1983) Chapter 3 2. Fighting Off Some Dry Rot, Woodworm, and Damp (1985) Chapter 4 3. A Meditation on Small and Large Museums (1987) Chapter 5 4. The Proper Business of the Museum: Ideas or Things? (1988) Chapter 6 5. Rethinking the Museum: An Emerging New Paradigm (1990) Part 7 II. Museum Management: Workers, Collections, and Other Concerns Chapter 8 6. The Well-Managed Museum (1989) Chapter 9 7. In Pursuit of a Profession: The Status of Museum Work in America (1987) Chapter 10 8. Coleman's Vision of the Museum Worker: Is it Still Valid Today? (1989) Chapter 11 9. The More Effective Director: Specialist or Generalist? (1987) Chapter 12 10. Deaccession Practices in American Museums (1986) Chapter 13 11. Deaccessioning Modern and Contemporary Art: Some Notes on the American Experience (1989) Chapter 14 12. Too Much Art? (1989) Chapter 15 13. The Museum Management Institute: Its Genesis and Early Years (1985) Chapter 16 14. Review: The Arts and Public Policy in the United States (1985) Part 17 III. Repose and Other Brief Legal Notes Chapter 18 15. Repose (1987) (Afterword: Guggenheim Extract from the 1989 Litigation Update) Chapter 19 16. Who Owns the Nataraja? (1989) Chapter 20 17. Legal Aspects of the Display of Imitations (1985) Chapter 21 18. A Meditation on Work (1985) Chapter 22 19. Art, Law, and Utopia (1983)

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