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The author of the book: Edward P. Alexander
Edition: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Date of issue: 17 Mar 2017
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 23.24 MB
City - Country: Lanham, MD, United States
Full description of the book "Museums in Motion : An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums":Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key functions museums play in the 21st century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part 1 looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums, natural history and anthropology museums; science museums; history museums, historic houses, interpretation centers and heritage sites. botanical gardens and zoos; and children's museums. The second part of the book explores the key functions of museums and museum professionals: to educate; to collect; to conserve; to exhibit; to interpret and to engage; to PDF serve and to act. Technology, access, and inclusivity are woven through each chapter. This new edition features "Museums in Motion Today," vignettes throughout the volume where museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are and where they are going. More than 130 images illustrate the volume.
About the author Edward P. AlexanderEdward Porter Alexander's illustrious museum career extended from 1934-1978. In recognition of his contributions to the field, The American Alliance of Museums added him to their Centennial Honor Roll in 2006. Mary Alexander has been a museum educator and administrator for nearly fifty years. She was associate editor for A Museum Education Anthology (1984) and co-authored Museums: Places of Learning (1998) with George Hein. Juilee Decker is an associate professor of Museum Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where she teaches courses focusing on museums and technology. She has served as series editor for Innovative Approaches for Museums, a four-volume series of titles focusing on technology and digital initiatives, engagement and access, collections care and stewardship, and fundraising and strategic planning (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). Since 2008, she has served as editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by Rowman & Littlefield.
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