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Inside the Lost Museum

Curating, Past and Present

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674971042

Publication Date: 08/07/2017

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416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones

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  • Introduction: Explore
  • Part I: Collect
    • 1. Why Collect?
    • 2. Collectable
    • 3. Acquisitions
    • 4. In the Field
    • 5. Who Collects?
  • Part II: Preserve
    • 6. Into the Storeroom
    • 7. Paperwork
    • 8. The Ethics of Objects
  • Part III: Display
    • 9. Objects, Stories, and Visitors
    • 10. Objects on Display
    • 11. Organ izations and Juxtapositions
    • 12. Explanations and Encounters
    • 13. Setting the Scene
    • 14. Turned Inside Out
  • Part IV: Use
    • 15. What Use Is a Museum?
    • 16. Museums Make Communities
    • 17. Learning from Things
    • 18. Teaching with Things
    • 19. The Promise of Museums
  • Coda: Critique
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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