Making Museums Matter

ISBN-10: 1588340007
ISBN-13: 9781588340009
Edition: 2002
List price: $24.95
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Description: Weil has long been considered one of the museum community's most insightful commentators. In this volume of 29 essays, his overarching concern is that museums be able to 'earn their keep' in an environment of potentially shrinking resources.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 2/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Weil has long been considered one of the museum community's most insightful commentators. In this volume of 29 essays, his overarching concern is that museums be able to 'earn their keep' in an environment of potentially shrinking resources.

Foreword
The Museum in Pursuit of Excellence
Organization-wide Quality: A Theory of Museums and Immodest Proposal
(F)FeTMu
From Being about Something to Being for Somebody: The Ongoing Transformation of the American Museum
Fantasy Islands
Museums: Can and Do They Make a Difference?
New Words, Familiar Music: The Museum as Social Enterprise
Transformed from a Cemetery of Bric-a-brac
The Museum As Workplace
The Distinctive Numerator
A Parable of Rocks and Reasons
Romance versus Realism: A Reflection on the Nature of Museums
Museum Publishing: Some Revolutions in Progress
If Content Is Out, Aesthetics Must Be In
The Museum at the End of Time
Collecting Then, Collecting Today: What's the Difference?
Twenty-One Ways to Buy Art
The Museum As Palace
Courtly Ghosts and Aristocratic Artifacts
Reduced to Art
John Cotton Dana's New Museum
The Museum in the Public Sphere
The Museum and the Public
The American Legal Response to the Problem of Holocaust Art
Fair Use and the Visual Arts: Please Leave Some Room for Robin Hood
Cloning and Copyright
Fair Use and Museum Use: How Close Is the Overlap?
Not Money, Control

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