Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0759107548

ISBN-13: 9780759107540

Edition: 2006

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 6/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Hugh H. Genoways is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska State Museum, former editor of the journals Collections and Current Mammology, and past president of American Society of Mammologists. Mary Anne Andrei is Lecturer, Department of History, University of Virginia and a specialist in the history of science. Genoways and Andrei are the founding editors of the journal Museum History.

Introduction
Assuming-Responsibility: Lessons from Aesthetics
Mind as Verb
The Museum: Where Civilizations Clash or Clash Civilizes?
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Museum Acquisitions
Connection, Recollection, and Museum Missions
Museums and Restlessness
Philosophy and the Ends of the Museum
The Moral Obligations Incumbent upon Institutions, Administrators, and Directors in Maintaining and Caring for Museum Collections
As Long as the Grass Will Grow: My Teaching Philosophy
Science Centers: Creating a Platform for Twenty-first Century Innovation
Renewing the Social Contract at Berkeley
Museums and (In)Justice
Open Minds: Inclusive Practice
African American Museums in the Twenty-first Century
Learning by Looking: The Future of Museums
A Plea for Silence: Putting Art Back into the Art Museum
Values, Advocacy, and Science: Toward an Empirical Philosophy for Zoo and Aquarium Leadership
Current Trends in Governance and Management of Museums in Europe
To Members of the Museum Profession
The Power of Museum Pedagogy
Defining Our Museum Audience: An Extraordinary Opportunity
How Can Museums Attract Visitors in the Twenty-first Century?
Community Choices, Museum Concerns
Index
About the Contributors
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