ISBN-10:
075910509X
ISBN-13:
2900759105095
Pub. Date:
09/28/2007
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
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

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ISBN-13: 2900759105095
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Edward Porter Alexander’s illustrious museum career extended from 1934-1978. In recognition of his contributions to the field, The American Alliance of Museums added him to their Centennial Honor Roll in 2006.

Mary Alexander has been a museum educator and administrator for nearly fifty years. She was associate editor for Museum Education Anthology (1984) and co-authored Museums: Places of Learning (1998) with George Hein.

Juilee Decker is an associate professor of Museum Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where she teaches courses focusing on museums and technology. She has served as editor for Innovative Approaches for Museums, a four-volume series focusing on technology and digital initiatives, engagement and access, collections care and stewardship, and fundraising and strategic planning (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Since 2008, she has served as editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Table of Contents


In Memoriam: Edward P. Alexander, 1907-2003     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
What Is a Museum?     1
History
The Art Museum     23
Natural History and Anthropology Museums     53
Science and Technology Museums and Centers     85
The History Museum     113
Botanical Gardens and Zoos     139
Children's Museums     167
Functions
To Collect     187
To Conserve     217
To Exhibit     235
To Interpret     257
To Serve     281
The Museum Profession     305
Readings     323
Index     333
About the Authors     351

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