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Reinventing the Museum: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift

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This reader brings together 35 seminal articles that reflect the museum world's ongoing conversation with itself and the public about what it means to be a museum one that is relevant and responsive to its constituents and always examining and reexamining its operations, policies, collections, and programs. In conjunction with the editor's introductory material and ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 9th 2004 by Altamira Press
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Karin
Nov 16, 2013 Karin rated it really liked it
An excellent review of the recent evolution of museology. As with any such anthology, sometimes a statement or viewpoint will make you cringe or go "WHOA! They were so far off with that prediction!" But overall, these are the people who have shaped the museum field, and they had/have lots of great things to say. A number of quotes jumped out at me while reading this. If they don't whet your appetite to read this, I don't think anything will.

Duncan Cameron: "Where museums, be they of art, history
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Dec 16, 2007 Ellis rated it liked it
Shelves: readforschool
for Introduction to Museology

provides a good history and a wide range of theories regarding museum management. Would be able to say more about it had I done more of the readings for class...
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