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Woman And Museums

Woman And Museums

by Victor J. Danilov
     
 
Women and Museums is the first comprehensive directory of museums for, by, and about women. With useful cross-reference guides and an accessible format this unique resource provides essential information about these institutions, including interpretive themes, the historical significance of their collections, their cultural and social relevance to women, along with

Overview

Women and Museums is the first comprehensive directory of museums for, by, and about women. With useful cross-reference guides and an accessible format this unique resource provides essential information about these institutions, including interpretive themes, the historical significance of their collections, their cultural and social relevance to women, along with programming events and facility information. This volume is an important multi-functional reference for museum professionals and students, local historians, historic preservationists or anyone interested in quick and easy ways of finding information on America's women-related museums.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
Danilov provides a wealth of descriptive information that museum professionals, historians, and the general public will find quite useful.
Museline
The excellent bibliography blends both museum publications and women's studies.
CHOICE
What makes this volume truly outstanding is its presentation: entries are grouped thematically, which provides a cultural context for each institution's role. Additionally, indexes offer alternative methods of use, listing entries by both institutional name and individual involved, thus presenting a more ready-reference type of organization. Combined, these diverse points of access create a multifunctional volume. . . . Danilov's unique compilation will, it is hoped, encourage further study of this fascinating aspect of museum history and development. . . Recommended.
Choice
What makes this volume truly outstanding is its presentation: entries are grouped thematically, which provides a cultural context for each institution's role. Additionally, indexes offer alternative methods of use, listing entries by both institutional name and individual involved, thus presenting a more ready-reference type of organization. Combined, these diverse points of access create a multifunctional volume. . . . Danilov's unique compilation will, it is hoped, encourage further study of this fascinating aspect of museum history and development. . . Recommended.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Danilov provides a wealth of descriptive information that museum professionals, historians, and the general public will find quite useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759108554
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Victor J. Danilov is the director of the Museum Management Program at the University of Colorado. He has written extensively about museums, galleries, and historic sites, and was former president and director of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

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