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Ethical issues of social media in museums: a case study
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Ethical issues of social media in museums: a case study

Author: Amelia Wong
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Edition/Format: Article Article : EN
Publication:Museum Management and Curatorship, 26, no. 2 (2011): 97-112
Database:ArticleFirst
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Amelia Wong
ISSN:0964-7775
Language Note: EN
Unique Identifier: 721336316
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