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Museum Matters

Author : Miruna Achim
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Museum Matters tells the story of Mexico's national collections through the trajectories of its objects. The essays in this book show the many ways in which things matter and affect how Mexico imagines its past, present, and future.

Making Museums Matter

Author : Stephen Weil
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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 consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field.

Report of the National Museum

Author : United States National Museum
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Museums Matter

Author : James Cuno
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The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society’s growing belief that the spread of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual inquiry were crucial to human development and the future of a rational society. But in recent years, museums have been under attack, with critics arguing that they are little more than relics and promoters of imperialism. Could it be that the encyclopedic museum has outlived its usefulness? With Museums Matter, James Cuno, president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, replies with a resounding “No!” He takes us on a brief tour of the modern museum, from the creation of the British Museum—the archetypal encyclopedic collection—to the present, when major museums host millions of visitors annually and play a major role in the cultural lives of their cities. Along the way, Cuno acknowledges the legitimate questions about the role of museums in nation-building and imperialism, but he argues strenuously that even a truly national museum like the Louvre can’t help but open visitors’ eyes and minds to the wide diversity of world cultures and the stunning art that is our common heritage. Engaging with thinkers such as Edward Said and Martha Nussbaum, and drawing on examples from the politics of India to the destruction of the Bramiyan Buddhas to the history of trade and travel, Cuno makes a case for the encyclopedic museum as a truly cosmopolitan institution, promoting tolerance, understanding, and a shared sense of history—values that are essential in our ever more globalized age. Powerful, passionate, and to the point, Museums Matter is the product of a lifetime of working in and thinking about museums; no museumgoer should miss it.

Why Community Matters

Author : Nicholas V. Longo
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Providing a new perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization, Nicholas V. Longo uncovers and examines practical models in which communities play an essential role in teaching the art of democracy.

Making Museums Matter

Author : Stephen Weil
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In his third book for the Smithsonian Institution, where he is with the Center for Education and Museum Studies, Weil argues that museums are not and should not be mysteries, but rationally organized institutions directed toward articulable purposes. He explains how museums can be examined in their entirety and assessed for their overall quality in a demonstrably objective way. An index, apparently, is not required. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1985 Justification of the budget estimates

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies
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Who s who in Central and East Europe

Author : Stephen Taylor
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Report of Proceedings with the Papers Read at the Annual General Meeting Held at

Author : Museums Association
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Report of the first meeting, includes a short account of the formation of the Association.

United States Congressional Serial Set

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Author : United States National Museum
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National Memorial Museum of the American Indian

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs
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Statutes of the Province of Ontario

Author : Ontario
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Prefixed to the first vol. is "An act for the union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick ... 29th March, 1867" with special t.p.: Anno regni Victoriæ, Britanniarum reginæ, tricesimo et tricesimo-primo. At a Parliament begun and holden at Westminster ... Toronto, 1868. 45 p.

Report of the Curator

Author : Pitt Rivers Museum
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Results May Vary

Author : Bethany Chase
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From Bethany Chase—whom bestselling author Emily Giffin calls “a great new voice in fiction”—comes a wise and delightfully relatable novel about a woman’s journey to rebuild her life, and her heart, after a stunning betrayal. Can you ever really know the person you love? She never saw it coming. Without even a shiver of suspicion to warn her, art curator Caroline Hammond discovers that her husband is having an affair with a man—a revelation that forces her to question their entire history together, from their early days as high school sweethearts through their ten years as a happily married couple. In her now upside-down world, Caroline begins envisioning her life without the relationship that has defined it: the loneliness of being an “I” instead of a “we”; the rekindled yet tenuous closeness with her younger sister; and the unexpected—and potentially disastrous—attraction she can’t get off her mind. Caroline always thought she knew her own love story, but as her husband’s other secrets emerge, she must decide whether that story’s ending will mean forgiving the man she’s loved for half her life, or facing her future without him. Compassionate and uplifting, Results May Vary is a bittersweet celebration of the heart’s ability to turn unexpected troubles into extraordinary strength. Praise for Results May Vary “Chase has written an incredibly charming novel about shifting from being completed by a man to becoming a whole woman. Witnessing Caro’s growth is a pleasure.”—Library Journal “Bethany Chase writes with a realism of expression that allows readers to empathize and appreciate the characters’ personalities and frustrations. The push and pull written into interpersonal dynamics between characters feels true to life, and is best seen in Caroline’s relationship with her sister. The surprises keep readers alert and the tempo of the novel holds their attention until the very last page.”—RT Book Reviews “This latest novel from Chase will appeal to anyone who has ever looked up to realize they define themselves by those surrounding them. Caroline’s exploration of self-discovery is a familiar one, yet Chase has a way with phrasing and a thoughtful approach that pushes this one notch above the others. . . . A good fit for fans of Emily Giffin and Kristin Hannah.”—Booklist “An altogether addictive read . . . Chase creates characters a reader can truly care about [in] a novel that doles out both laughter and tears.”—Kirkus Reviews “Results May Vary is an openhearted and sweetly rendered story of lost love and found strength.”—Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art of Crash Landing “Relatable, engaging, and ultimately uplifting, as it explores the secrets hidden beneath the surface of a marriage that seems enviable . . . You'll root for Caroline as she struggles through heartbreak toward an unexpected new future.”—Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Perfect Neighbors

Folklife and Museums

Author : C. Kurt Dewhurst
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This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.

Matters of Belonging

Author : Wayne Modest
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This publication examines creative and collaborative practices within ethnographic and world cultures museums across Europe as part of their responses to ongoing public and scholarly critique.

The Antiquary

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Museums Matter

Author : James Cuno
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An argument in support of the relevance of museums challenges recent criticisms that they promote imperialism, tracing the evolution of the modern museum as well as posing a case for the encyclopedic museum as a cosmopolitan institution that promotes tolerance, cultural diversity and an understanding of shared history.

Size Matters

Author : Beatrix Ruf
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This book is the outcome of the 2017 edition of the Verbier Art Summit in January 2016, organized in cooperation with museum director Beautrix Ruf and her curatorial team at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. By sharing the content of the Summit through this publication the global dialogue continues.The theme of the Verbier Art Summit and this accompanying publication, SIZE MATTERS! (DE)GROWTH OF THE 21ST CENTURY ART MUSEUM has been chosen by museum director Beatrix Ruf.It is based on her personal experiences with the transformations of these institutes and their corresponding increase in scale, but also about issues that every museum is faced with, struggles with, reflects on how to address, and considers in a self-critical way.Acting as a cultural incubator for innovative ideas and change, the Verbier Art Summit is an international platform erected to optimise the role of art in a global society. Their mission is to connect thought leaders to key figures in the art world and thus position the Summit as a catalyst for innovation and change.The realization of the 2018 Verbier Art Summit (January 18-20, 2018) will be in the hands of museum director Daniel Birnbaum of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.Book designed by Irma Boom.