Making Museums Matter

Making Museums Matter
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Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages : 342
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ISBN-10 : 9781588343574
ISBN-13 : 158834357X
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Book Synopsis Making Museums Matter by : Stephen Weil

Download or read book Making Museums Matter written by Stephen Weil and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2012-01-11 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to “earn their keep”—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field.


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