Women and Museums: A Comprehensive Guide

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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Directory of Museums and Related Facilities Founded by, Named for, and/or Devoted to Women Chapter 4 Museums and Related Facilities Devoted to Women Chapter 5 Women's Museums, Galleries, and Halls of Fame Chapter 6 Other Halls of Fame Chapter 7 Museums Honoring Exceptional Women Chapter 8 Memorials to Women Chapter 9 Other Memorials Chapter 10 Shrines to Women Chapter 11 Other Shrines Chapter 12 Art-oriented Museums, Galleries, and Specialties Chapter 13 Art Museums Chapter 14 Art Galleries Chapter 15 Arts Centers Chapter 16 Decorative Arts Museums Chapter 17 Folk Art Museums Chapter 18 Design, Textile, and Costume Museums Chapter 19 Cultural Art and History Museums Chapter 20 Art and History Museums Chapter 21 Sculpture Gardens Chapter 22 Historical Museums, Houses, and Sites Chapter 23 History Museums Chapter 24 Historic House Museums Chapter 25 Other Historic Houses Chapter 26 Historic Farms and Ranches Chapter 27 Historic Opera Houses Chapter 28 Re-Created Pioneer Villages Chapter 29 Historic Parks and Sites Chapter 30 Natural History Museums Chapter 31 Science-based Museums and Facilities Chapter 32 Archaeology, Anthropology, and Ethnology Museums Chapter 33 Science and Technology Museums Chapter 34 Earth Science Museums Chapter 35 Mining Museums and Mines Chapter 36 Nature and Wildlife Centers Chapter 37 Botanical Gardens and Arboretums Chapter 38 Planetariums Chapter 39 Aquariums Chapter 40 Zoos Chapter 41 Other Types of Museums and Sites Chapter 42 Children's Museums Chapter 43 Doll, Toy, and Miniature Museums Chapter 44 Ethnic Museums Chapter 45 General Museums Part 46 Selected Bibliography Chapter 47 Library Museums and Exhibit Areas Chapter 48 Other Museums Chapter 49 Museums Founded and/or Operated by Women's Organizations Chapter 50 Junior League Chapter 51 Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter 52 Colonial Dames of America Chapter 53 State and Regional Women's Organizations Part 54 Indexes (Museums and Related Sites; Founders, Donors, and Honorees; Subject)
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