Making Museums Matter
In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to “earn their keep”—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed co...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 17th 2002 by Smithsonian Books
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Making Museums Matter is an important read for museum professionals and students of museum and library science studies. I learned a lot about museum history, major shifts in museum development and theories for collaboration between museums and libraries. I wish the author would have incorporated more relevant examples of museum practice and focused less on repetitive hypothetical scenarios.