Promise of Cultural Institutions

ISBN-10: 0759102929
ISBN-13: 9780759102927
Edition: 2003
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Description: Museums and libraries have the power to alter our sense of ourselves and the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. This thoght-provoking collection of essays challenges us to contemplate both the effects and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 6/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Museums and libraries have the power to alter our sense of ourselves and the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. This thoght-provoking collection of essays challenges us to contemplate both the effects and the responsibilities, to examine the nuances of these experiences.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Promises and Institutions
A Museum Is an Open Work
Museums, Educative: An Encyclopedia Entry
In the Contexts of the Possible: Libraries and Museums as Incendiary Cultural Institutions
A Community Mind
The Situation that Educates
A Poetics of Questions
Museums and Public Trust
Crafted Truths: Respecting Children in Museums
The Promise of Cultural Institutions
Ten Lessons and One Rule
Selected Readings
To Observe
Each Life: Cultural Institutions and Civic Engagement
Index
About the Author

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