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The Resource Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums, Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker

Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums, Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker

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Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums
Title
Museums in motion
Title remainder
an introduction to the history and functions of museums
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I 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 childrens museums. The second part of the book explores the primary functions of museums and museum professionals: to collect; to conserve; to exhibit; to interpret and to engage; and to serve and to act. The final chapter looks at the museum profession and professional practices. Throughout, emphasis is on museums in the United States, although attention is paid to the historical framing of museums within the European context. The new edition includes discussions of technology, access, and inclusivity woven into each chapter, a list of challenges and opportunities in each chapter, and "Museums in Motion Today," vignettes spread throughout the volume in which museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are now and where they are going. More than 140 images illustrate the volume." -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1907-2003
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Alexander, Edward P.
Dewey number
069.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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  • Alexander, Mary
  • Decker, Juilee
Series statement
American Association for State and Local History book series
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  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Museums
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Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums, Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In memoriam: Edward P. Alexander, 1907-2003 -- What is a museum? -- History. Art and design museums ; Natural history and anthropology museums ; Science museums ; History museums, historic houses, interpretation sites, sites of conscience, and memorial museums ; Botanical gardens and zoos ; Children's museums -- Functions. To collect ; To conserve ; To exhibit ; To interpret and to engage ; To serve and to act ; The profession and professional practices
Control code
ocn963359962
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9781442278806
Lccn
2016048697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums, Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In memoriam: Edward P. Alexander, 1907-2003 -- What is a museum? -- History. Art and design museums ; Natural history and anthropology museums ; Science museums ; History museums, historic houses, interpretation sites, sites of conscience, and memorial museums ; Botanical gardens and zoos ; Children's museums -- Functions. To collect ; To conserve ; To exhibit ; To interpret and to engage ; To serve and to act ; The profession and professional practices
Control code
ocn963359962
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 373 pages
Isbn
9781442278806
Lccn
2016048697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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