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America's College Museums Handbook & Directory Second Edition - Product Image

America's College Museums Handbook & Directory Second Edition

  • ID: 1537317
  • August 2011
  • Region: America, United States
  • 600 Pages
  • Grey House Publishing Inc

The only resource of its kind, this work presents a comprehensive picture of over 1,700 museums and galleries in American colleges and universities.

This updated second edition includes data on 400 new facilities, more photos, new museum director contact information and four new indices to offer complete coverage of these important cultural facilities. It is an essential in-house reference tool for all campus museums and galleries and will be an important resource for academic and public libraries as well.

Students and their visitors may be surprised at the wealth and variety of culture readily available on their own campuses, and this guide makes the investigatory task easy.

- Detailed introductory chapters offer an overview of the field, dealing with such aspects as history, mission, types, governance, staffing, collections, research, funding, exhibits, public programming, attendance, marketing and much more

- Updated Directory of Organizations, with data on over 400 new facilities with more photos and new contact information for the museum director, present detailed information on museums and collections of art, botanical gardens, costumes, geology, READ MORE >

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Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1: An Overview and History
Early Collections and Museums
Twentieth Century Expansion
Mid-Century War and Ensuing Expansion
Surge of Historical and Library Museums
Continued Science Growth
Changing Campus Conditions
A Challenging Future

Chapter 2: Types of Institutions
Museums of Art and Sculpture
Art Museums
Sculpture Gardens
Art Galleries
Science Museums and Related Facilities
Natural History Museums
Archaeology, Anthropology, and Ethnology Museums
Entomology Museums
oology Museums
Paleontology Museums
Geology and Mineralogy Museums
Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, Herbariums, and Nature Centers
Science and Technology Museums and Centers
Planetariums and Observatories
Marine Sciences Museums and Aquariums
Medical, Dental, and Health Museums
Historically-oriented Museums and Galleries
Historical Museums, Houses, and Sites
Ethnic Museums and Galleries
Religious Museums and Galleries
Agricultural Museums
Costume, Textile, and Fashion Museums
Music Museums
Photography Museums and Galleries
Sports Museums
General Museums
Library and Archival Collections and Galleries
Other Types of Museums

Chapter 3: Governance, Organization, and Staffing
Governance Patterns
Management Structures
Museum Groupings
Informal Cooperation
Organization and Staffing
Operating Practices
Differences of Opinion

Chapter 4: The Mission
Art Museums and Galleries
Science Museums and Related Facilities
Other Fields

Chapter 5: Collections and Research
Art Collections
Millions of Specimens and Objects
ollections in Other Fields

Chapter 6: Exhibits and Programs
Collection-Based Exhibits
Historical and Contemporary
Educational Programming

Chapter 7: Facilities and Attendance
The Old and the New
Smaller, but More Numerous
Interpreting History
Hands-off and Hands-on Exhibits
Campus and Public Response

Chapter 8: Closures and Openings
Finances and Other Reasons
Many New Facilities
Greater Cost Control
Index for Chapters 1-8
Photographs
Directory of Museums
Agricultural Museums
Archaeology, Anthropology, & Ethnology Museums
Art Galleries
Art Museums & Sculpture Gardens
Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, Herbariums, & Nature Centers
Costume, Textile, & Fashion Museums
Entomology Museums
Ethnic Museums & Galleries
General Museums
Geology & Mineralogy Museums
Historical Museums & Houses
Library & Archival Collections & Galleries
Marine Sciences Museums & Aquariums
Medical, Dental, & Health Museums
Music Museums
atural History & Cultural Museums
Paleontology Museums
Photography Museums and Galleries
Planetariums, Observatories, & Astronomical Museums
Religious Museums and Galleries
Science & Technology Museums & Centers
Sports Museums
Zoology Museums
Other Types of Museums
Indices for Directory University and Museum Index
Museum and University Index
Geographic Index
Key Personnel Index

Appendices 1: Founding and Opening Dates
2: Bibliography

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This unique and much-needed directory will be useful for practitioners, researchers, teachers, and tourists.”
—CHOICE

“The first guide of its kind in over half a century, this work contains 1,108 descriptions in 24 categories. It presents a comprehensive picture of museums, galleries, and related facilities in American universities and colleges.... Beyond being fascinating in its scope, the book provides a wide variety of information about the operations of the facilities...”
–ACUMG News & Review

“Danilov, the compiler of several other museum directories, describes more than 1,000 art museums, botanical gardens, observatories, libraries with exhibt galleries, and specialized museums-academic and large public libraries will find it useful.”
–Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

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