Towards a Transnational History of Museums 1750-1940
Author: Andrea Meyer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory – all this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. A recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned as a venue for the formation of specifically national identities. This volume, by contrast, highlights the museum as a product of transnational processes of exchange, focusing on the period from 1750 to 1940.
Understanding Archaeological Open-air Museums and Their Visitors
Author: Roeland Paardekooper
Publisher: Sidestone Press
There are about 300 archaeological open-air museums in Europe, which do more than simply present (re)constructed outdoor sceneries based on archaeology. They have an important role as education facilities and many showcase archaeology in a variety of ways. This research assesses the value of archaeological open-air museums, their management and their visitors, and is the first to do so in such breadth and detail. After a literature study and general data collection among 199 of such museums in Europe, eight archaeological open-air museums from different countries were selected as case studies. Management and visitors have different perspectives leading to different priorities and appreciation levels. The studies conclude with recommendations, ideas and strategies which are applicable not just to the eight archaeological open-air museums under study, but to any such museum in general. The recommendations are divided into the six categories of management, staff, collections, marketing, interpretation and the visitors.
The Open Museum: Pushing the Boundaries of Museums' Potential
Author: Elaine Addington
Category: Community museums
The remit of the Open Museum, to take objects out into the community and work with those who might not otherwise visit a traditional museum, is revealed here, as the museum celebrates its first 20 years of existence. Sampling some of the projects that have contributed to its success, the passion of the staff and project participants is the focus of this fabulously illustrated book. It offers insights into the thinking behind the museum, and reveals the many challenges which were overcome along the way.
Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Wisconsin that other guidebooks just don't offer.
In January 2002, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture ran a competition for an innovative design for a new Grand Museum of Egypt. This two-volume publication contains sketches, plans, elevations and computer models of the prize-winning design and all other second-phase entries.
Rijksmuseum voor Volkskunde "Het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum".
Dino-Mike is at the Museum of Natural History in this chapter book adventure! Young Michael Evens and his dino-huntin' dad are unveiling their latest find: dinosaur eggs! The T. rex eggs are on display for millions to see, but only Mike notices that these eggs are ready to . . . HATCH! Soon, baby dinos are running wild all over the museum! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page, Dino-Mike chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. Written and illustrated by the Eisner-Award winning creator of Tiny Titans, Franco!
Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide. The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and grand events described within offer abundant proof that, more than just a treasure house of shrines and temples, Kyoto is indeed one of the most enticing cities in the world. For example, Benkei, an eight-foot-tall monk with a wildly combative nature, was defeated on the Gojo Bridge by a voting warrior who had received his training in swordsmanship from a tengu goblin. Benkei's defeat is memorialized at Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera temple in the form of an oversize iron staff and gela created by a blind blacksmith. Oishi entered into a life of debauchery at the lchiriki tea house in Gion with the sole intention of avenging the disgrace of his former master. After gathering together 46 other samurai, he exacted his revenge. Thus the tale of The Forty Seven Ronin was born. A guidebook to 14 walking tours, Kyoto: A Cultural Guide is also a kaleidoscopic reference and resource book certain to please long-term residents and first-time travelers.
Marketing the Museum is the ideal guide to the ways in which museums can overcome the numerous hurdles on the route to truly achieving a marketing orientation. The history of the museum is one of shifting purposes and changing ideals and this volume asks if it is possible to define the 'product' which the modern museum can offer. This book explores the crucial question: Are the theories of marketing developed for manufactured goods in any way relevant to the experience of visiting a museum? In covering one of the most highly disputed issues in the field, this book is essential reading for museum professionals, students and anyone who has dealing in the many branches of the heritage industry around the world.
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift
Author: Gail Anderson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the museum community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development.
Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Massachusetts features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Florida Off the Beaten Path shows you the Sunshine State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales.