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Cabinet of Curiosities Inquiries into Museums and Their Prospects

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ISBN-10: 1560985119

ISBN-13: 9781560985112

Edition: 1995

Authors: Stephen Weil

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 3/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Speaking about Museums: A Meditation on Language
Progress Report from the Field: The Wintergreen Conference on Performance Indicators for Museums
Creampuffs and Hardball: Are You Really Worth What You Cost or Just Merely Worthwhile?
A Brief Meditation on Museums and the Metaphor of Institutional Growth
Museums, Hitler, and the Business of Isness
Publicly-Chosen Art: What Standards Apply?
Review: Exclusion Principle
On a New Foundation: The American Art Museum Reconceived
The Great and Renowned Kelly Sock Collection: A Fable
Collecting a Private Art Collector: In Search of the Ideal
The Deaccession Cookie Jar
Testimony Prepared for the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut
Review: Objects of Knowledge
Tax Policy and Private Giving
Excellence, Autonomy, and Diversity: The Case for Tax-Exempt Cultural Organizations
Testimony Offered before the Independent Commission
Dangerous Hypo/theticol
Some Perplexing Admissions
Rob Roy's Gift Revisited
Resale Royalties for Artists: Boon or Boondoggle?
Resale Royalty Hearing: New York City
Unpublished Materials and Copyright: What Can a Museum Do?
The Art World Olympics
Remarks following Receipt of the Katherine Coffey Award