Fragments Of The World Uses Of Museum Collections

Author: Suzanne Keene
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136402349
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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.

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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A Description Of The Collection Of Ancient Marbles In The British Museum With Engravings

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Glass In The Collections Of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870993062
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The Handbook Of Interior Architecture And Design

Author: Graeme Brooker
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539044
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

The Babylonian Legends Of The Creatio

Author: Anonymous
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633552365
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The Babylonian Legends of the Creation and the Fight Between Bel and the Dragon as Told by Assyrian Tablets From Nineveh contianing the following: "The Discovery of the Tablets" "Publication of the Creation Tablets" "The Object of the Babylonian Legend of the Creation" "Variant Forms of the Babylonian Legend of the Creation" "The "Bilingual" Version of the Creation Legend" "The Legend of the Creation According to Berosus and Demascius" "The Seven Tablets of Creation - Description of Their Contents" "The Seven Tablets of Creation - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th" "Epilogue"

Magnificent Objects From The University Of Pennsylvania Museum Of Archaeology And Anthropology

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Editor: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 9781931707640
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Since the late nineteenth century hundreds of people, on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, have searched for what it means to be human, studying the infinite variety of human cultures. The Museum's extensive collections provide vital clues in this quest. For the first time curators and Museum staff present more than 220 of the most intriguing and beautiful objects from such sites as Nippur, Thebes, the Amazon, Sitio Conte, Ur of the Chaldees, Borneo—all resonating with an eloquence that recalls the curiosity that drove the Museum and its founders and continues to drive its contemporary researchers after more than 350 international expeditions. The objects selected—from African to American to Asian, from Babylonian and Near Eastern to Egyptian, Oceanian, and Mediterranean—are important even beyond their immediate, individual aesthetic. The depth of information recovered when they are examined in their original contexts allows experts and lay readers to reconstruct the many stories, large and small, that constitute the shared lives and heritage of humanity.

The Raven S Tail

Author: Cheryl Samuel
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774843187
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To produce this book, Cheryl Samuel travelled to Leningrad, Copenhagen, and London to examine the six robes in Europe. She also studied the robes housed in museums in Canada and the United States. In 1985, she reconstructed Chief Kotlean's robe, using information she had gathered from her study of the actual robes and Tikhanov's paintings. In the process, she resurrected an old weaving style no longer used by the Native people on the northern coast. Through her extensive and careful research, Cheryl Samuel makes an important contribution to the knowledge of early Indian weaving.

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Attic Red Figured Vases

Author: Natalʹi︠a︡ Alekseevna Sidorova
ISBN: 9788882651084
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The Lost World Of Pompeii

Author: Colin Amery
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892366873
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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding mean that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time. This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.