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Exploring Museums

Author: John Geraint Jenkins
Publisher: Unipub
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Looking at the museums of Wales and the Isle of Man, this book is part of a series of guides which aims to provide a well-illustrated reference source on selected museums of the British Isles, region by region. The books should appeal to teachers, tourists and local information centres.

Exploring Museum Theatre

Author: Tessa Bridal
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759104136
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Museum theatre can be one of the most effective and rewarding programs your institution ever undertakes, and it can be one of the most challenging! Some institutions shy away from theatre because it seems too foreign to their mission, while others take it on enthusiastically but with little understanding of its demands. In Exploring Museum Theatre Tessa Bridal, one of the leading experts in the field, helps bridge these gaps and leads you along the path to a successful museum theatre program. She covers the philosophical and historical background including how to find your style, developing your first program, costs and funding, working with actors, directors, and other professionals, technical issues, evaluations, promotion, presenting difficult issues, collaborations, and historic interpretation. Appendixes and a bibliography round out this excellent reference.

National Museums

Author: Simon Knell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723147
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National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place the nation in the arts, deal with the consequences of political change, remake difficult pasts, and confront those issues of nationalism, ethnicity and multiculturalism which have come to the fore in national politics in recent decades. National Museums combines research from both leading and new researchers in the fields of history, museum studies, cultural studies, sociology, history of art, media studies, science and technology studies, and anthropology. It is an interrogation of the origins, purpose, organisation, politics, narratives and philosophies of national museums.

Exploring The American Museum Of Natural History

Author: Patricia J. Wynne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486437140
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Illustrations to color and easy-to-follow text introduce children to twenty-three items found in the American Museum of Natural History's permanent collection.

Be There Then A Guide To Exploring Greater Boston S Historic House Museums

Author: Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483419223
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One of the pleasures of visiting or living in Boston, with its wealth of historical resources, is to be able to experience the past through the historic houses left to us by earlier inhabitants. This guide, including colorful profiles of more than forty historic houses open to the public in and around Boston, is an indispensable handbook to help you discover hidden historical gems as well as some better-known portals to the past. From colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest. Be There Then aims to convey not only the basics of each house but also the overall visitor experience, going beyond a listing of facts and allowing you to plan your visits carefully. Houses of the distant (and not-so-distant) past serve to bring history alive, helping us know what it was like to live then and there. In these historic house museums, you can step over the threshold and start your journey back in time.

Exploring Science In Museums

Author: Susan M. Pearce
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780485900064
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The relationship between science and the public is one of the great contemporary debates. Understanding between scientists and non-scientists is a key figure in the dialogue and here the interpretation of science in museums has a vital part to play.

Not The Met

Author: Janel Halpern
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455618682
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Peek into some of New York City's other museums. Travel to museums and experience exhibits through the authors' eyes with this informative vignettes. Readers will enjoy having a profile of the city's art community in the palms of their hands. Eighty-one museums are featured along with photographs, directions, helpful tips, and the authors' impressions. From the Museum of American Illustration to the Rubin Museum of Art, visitors and natives alike will delight in these unique gems.