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Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)
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Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums - American Association for State & Local History (Hardback)

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Hardback 366 Pages / Published: 29/11/2007
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In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759105089
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 243 x 173 x 25 mm
Edition: Second Edition


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What a joy it is to have a new edition of Museums in Motion. Mary Alexander has done her father, Edward Alexander, and the museum profession proud with her skillful reworking and polishing of one of the central texts in American museology. This work is ripe with insight that will educate the novice and challenge and inspire the most seasoned cultural worker. Ultimately Museums in Motion is both a wonderfully written history of museum practices and a clarion call that reminds us of the changing environment that museums face today. -- Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Smithsonian Institution
Mary Alexander's updated version of her father's 1979 text is a long-awaited and much-welcome addition to the literature of museum mtudies. -- Aldona Sendzikas, professor of history and museum studies, University of Western Ontario
Mary Alexander has done an excellent job of updating her father's work while keeping the flavor of having a conversation with him....Museums in Motion will continue to be one of the few books that should be on every museum professional's bookshelf regardless of the museum's discipline or the staff member's job description. * AASLH History News, February 2009 *
The revised edition of Museums in Motion will extend the useful life of an invaluable text for decades. Shining through the original text was respect for museums of the past, as well as insights about how they have shaped us, as museum workers, and our institutions. This quality continues in the new edition, with important updates, especially about the public dimension of museums and the impact of electronic tools on museums' missions, operations, and interpretation. -- Rosemary T. Krill, Senior Curator of Education, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, and Instructor in the Museum Studies Program, University of

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