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Museums in motion : an introduction to the history and functions of museums

Author: Edward P Alexander; Mary Alexander; Juilee Decker
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017].
Series: American Association for State and Local History book series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums; natural history and anthropology museums; science museums; history museums, historic houses, interpretation centers, and heritage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Alexander; Mary Alexander; Juilee Decker
ISBN: 9781442278790 144227879X 9781442278806 1442278803
OCLC Number: 1018460077
Description: xvi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: In memoriam: Edward P. Alexander, 1907-2003 --
What is a museum? --
History. Art and design museums ; Natural history and anthropology museums ; Science museums ; History museums, historic houses, interpretation sites, sites of conscience, and memorial museums ; Botanical gardens and zoos ; Children's museums --
Functions. To collect ; To conserve ; To exhibit ; To interpret and to engage ; To serve and to act ; The profession and professional practices.
Series Title: American Association for State and Local History book series
Responsibility: Edward P. Alexander, Mary Alexander, and Juilee Decker.

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