274 books — 159 voters
A museum (/mjuˈziːəm/; myoo-zee-um) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and some public museums makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public. The goal of serving researchers is increasingl ...more
Children Books About Art
Why X Matters (Yale University Press)
18 books — 1 voter
123 books — 22 voters
Community Reading for Museum Professionals
7 books — 2 voters
Te Papa Press
45 books — 2 voters
Cabinets of Curiosities, Wunderkammer and Museums of Marvels - non-fiction
90 books — 12 voters
“ Melvin thought about the museum inhaling so much of the world—all that history, all that spiritual juice, all the passions and laments of each visitor—without ever really exhaling. ”
“ Brant had said my embellishing constituted a disservice to history and its players. But I believed the opposite. Marooning them on the forlorn island of Only What We Know, a place whose boundaries were determined by the scant information provided by a handful of surviving documents, seemed the greater disservice. I paid homage with my imagination, and hoped I might get visitors to do the same. ”
[close] Quarterly, the Texarkana Museums System will promote the works of a regional author at a book signing event at one of our four locations.
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Welcome to Short & Sweet Treats! We are here to read books together, engage in discussions, an…more
[close] Welcome to Short & Sweet Treats! We are here to read books together, engage in discussions, and have fun. We play lots of games and read lots of good books! Each month, we will read a different genre voted by our members, at 200 pages or less. This is great for those who may have busy schedules and is also a good way to acquaint yourself with a genre you haven't tried yet. You may end up discovering you like a new genre you never would have imagined. Active participation is encouraged. But much like desserts and other treats, take what you want and leave the rest. Having fun is mandatory :)
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A group for people active in the code4lib community.
[close] A group for people active in the code4lib community.
30 members, last active 11 years ago
[close] We are a group of Museum Professionals reading books, monographs, blogs, articles, and other items related to Museum Education and Programming.
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