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Rare and Wonderful: Treasures from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

by Kate Diston and Zoe Simmons Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9781851244843
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has become a key center for scientific study, its...

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Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)

by Paul O'Neill The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780262529747
Format:
Pb+ 194 pages

Once considered a mere caretaker for collections, the curator is now widely viewed as a globally connected auteur. Over the last...

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Art Museums in Australia

by Katarzyna Jagodzinska Jagiellonian University Press
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9788323343363
Format:
Pbk 242 pages

To what extent do art museums in Australia mirror global changes in the museum world at the beginning of the twenty-first century?...

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Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

by Erin Thompson Yale University Press
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780300208528
Format:
Hbk 232 pages

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological...

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Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums

by Lance Grande University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780226192758
Format:
Hbk 432 pages

Over the centuries, natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals and...

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Art of Naming

by Michael Ohl The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780262537032
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

From Tyrannosaurus rex to Heteropoda davidbowie: scientific naming as a joyful and creative act. Tyrannosaurus rex....

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Curating empire: Museums and the British imperial experience

by Sarah Longair and John McAleer Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781784993467
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

Curating empire explores the diverse roles played by museums and their curators in moulding and representing the British imperial...

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Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media

by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9780262528429
Format:
Pb+ 370 pages

As curator Steve Dietz has observed, new media art is like contemporary art—but different. New media art involves interactivity,...

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Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists' Writings

by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2011
ISBN:
9780262516648
Format:
Pb+ 512 pages

''Institutional critique'' is an artistic practice that reflects critically on its own place within galleries and museums and...

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Curating Consciousness: Mysticism and the Modern Museum

by Marcia Brennan The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9780262518093
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Artists have often taken rational, material existence as a starting point for engagement with metaphysics and mysticism, but no...

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Creating the V&A: Victoria and Albert's Museum (1851–1861)

by Julius Bryant Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2019
ISBN:
9781848223493
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

Creating the V&A tells the definitive story of the formative years of London's world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum and...

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Royal Academy of Arts: History and Collections

by Robin Simon and MaryAnne Stevens Paul Mellon Centre BA
Pub Date:
06/2018
ISBN:
9780300232073
Format:
Hbk 676 pages

Animated by an unprecedented study of its collections, this book tells the story of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and illuminates...

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Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum

by James Cuno University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2013
ISBN:
9780226100913
Format:
Pb+ 160 pages

The concept of an encyclopedic museum was born of the Enlightenment, a manifestation of society's growing belief that the spread...

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Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present

by Steven Lubar Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780674971042
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

Curators make many decisions when they build collections or design exhibitions, plotting a passage of discovery that also tells...

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Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

by Peggy Levitt University of California Press
Pub Date:
07/2015
ISBN:
9780520286078
Format:
Pb+ 268 pages

What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country's cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular...

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