Fragments Of The World Uses Of Museum Collections

Author: Suzanne Keene
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136402357
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During the past decade a number of individual museums have found imaginative ways of using their collections and of making them accessible. However, museum collections as a whole are enormous in size and quantity and the question of how can they can be put to best use is ever present. When conventional exhibitions can only ever utilise a tiny proportion of them, what other uses of the collections are possible? Will their exploitation and use now destroy their value for future generations? Should they simply be kept safely and as economically as possible as a resource for the future? Fragments of the World examines these questions, first reviewing the history of collecting and of collections, then discussing the ways in which the collections themselves are being used today. Case studies of leading examples from around the world illustrate the discussion. Bringing together the thinking about museum collections with case studies of the ways in which different types of collection are used, the book provides a roadmap for museums to make better use of this wonderful resource.

Museums In A Troubled World

Author: Robert R. Janes
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134041691
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Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities – suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a growing preoccupation among museums with the marketplace, and museums, unwittingly or not, are embracing the values of relentless consumption that underlie the planetary difficulties of today. Museums in a Troubled World argues that much more can be expected of museums as publicly supported and knowledge-based institutions. The weight of tradition and a lack of imagination are significant factors in museum inertia and these obstacles are also addressed. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology ethnography, museum studies and management theory, this book goes beyond conventional museum thinking. Robert R. Janes explores the meaning and role of museums as key intellectual and civic resources in a time of profound social and environmental change. This volume is a constructive examination of what is wrong with contemporary museums, written from an insider’s perspective that is grounded in both hope and pragmatism. The book’s conclusions are optimistic and constructive, and highlight the unique contributions that museums can make as social institutions, embedded in their communities, and owned by no one.

Collection Care Sammlungspflege

Author: Gabriela Krist
Editor: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 3205201353
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Prevention is an attempt to look into the future and have a positive influence on it – therefore it is one of the most important aspects in the area of collection care, the central, current field of applied research in conservation and restoration. With sustainability damage and loss are avoided, dangers averted and research conducted. Collection care is only successful, if the theory is appropriately implemented in museum practice.

Museums Journal

Author: Elijah Howarth
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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Archaeology International

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The Power Of Touch

Author: Elizabeth Pye
Editor: Routledge
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Despite the fact that we have a range of senses with which to perceive the world around us, museums and other cultural institutions have traditionally used sight as the main way to convey information. In everyday life, though, we use touch constantly in conjunction with sight. Why, then, does it play so small a role in the study and enjoyment of museum objects? Contributors to this volume explore how the sense of touch can be utilized in cultural institutions to facilitate understanding and learning.

The Research Potential Of Anthropological Museum Collections

Author: Anne-Marie E. Cantwell
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ISBN: 9780897661423
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American Book Publishing Record

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The Nahua Newsletter

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Egyptian Museum Collections Around The World

Author: Mamdouh Mohamed Eldamaty
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Indian Block Printed Cotton Fragments In The Kelsey Museum The University Of Michigan

Author: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Editor: University of Michigan Kelsey Museum
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"For centuries India has exported textiles both east and west, but there are few locations in which textiles have survived so long. One exception is Egypt, and from Egyptian excavations we have fragmentary evidence for medieval trade in Indian textiles." "The Kelsey Museum possesses an unusually varied collection of these textile fragments, and the fragments in this collection are published here for the first time. This volume features a catalog and extensive illustrations of the more than fifty pieces examined; in addition, the author provides an introduction that places the fragments in their historical and archaeological context, a redefinition of the kinds of textiles that should be grouped in this category, a discussion of the geographical sites commonly connected with such fragments, and an appendix that offers the first detailed technical analysis of the dyes, fibers, and mordants that textiles such as these display." "This book will be of interest to historians of textiles, of India and Islam, and to art historians, as well as to those concerned with pre-European and European trade in the Indian Ocean."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Roman Byzantine Antiquities In The National Museum Of Ireland

Author: National Museum of Ireland
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Fragments Of Chicago S Past

Author: Art Institute of Chicago
Editor: Art Inst of Chicago Museum Shop
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The Latimer Collection Of Antiquities From Porto Rico In The National Museum And The Guesde Collection Of Antiquities In Pointe A Pitre Guadeloupe West Indies

Author: O.T. Mason
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5873764344
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Islamische Textilkunst Des Mittelalters

Author: Muḥammad ʻAbbās Muḥammad Salīm
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Hermann G Ring And The Nazi Art Collection

Author: Kenneth D. Alford
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489553
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During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable value estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Spearheaded by Hermann Göring the looting program quickly created the largest private art collection in the world, exceeding the collections amassed by the Metropolitan in New York, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow. By the end of the war, the Nazis had stolen roughly one-fifth of the entire art treasures of the world. This book explores the formation of the Nazi art collection and the methods used by Göring and his party to strip occupied Europe of a large part of its artistic heritage.

An Illustrated Guide To Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses

Author: L. M. Bickerton
Editor: Random House Business Books
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Catalogue Of Anglo Saxon Glass In The British Museum

Author: British Museum
Editor: British Museum Publications Limited
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This definitive book on Anglo-Saxon glass by major scholars in the field is the first monograph to be published on the subject. It focuses not only on the British Museum collection but provides a detailed discussion of the various types of early Anglo-Saxon glass (vessels, plus gems, beads and window glass), placing it in its English context, but also drawing widely on Continental and Scandinavian early medieval glass. This is complemented by new scientific and technological research on early-medieval glass making in England, on the Continent and in the Mediterranean. The illustrated catalogue also provides information on provenances, collectors and excavators, plus distribution maps and a gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon glass.

Libraries And It

Author: Great Britain. Higher Education Funding Council. Information Technology Sub-committee
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Art Museums Of The World

Author: Virginia Jackson
Editor: Greenwood
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An authoritative reference work that lists more than 200 selected museums in countries from Afghanistan to Zaire. . . . This set responds to the need for a work that offers serious researchers scholarly articles on the history and collections of the world's major museums. Choice This volume will be of great use to scholars for the valuable and frequently difficult to obtain information it provides, including facts about museum libraries and the availability of slides and photographs. Not only will it be a wonderful reference tool for researchers, but it also makes fascinating reading for the armchair traveler. Highly recommended. Library Journal