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What does it meant to be a museum professional?
Museum Studies by
Provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, philosophy and their adoring or combative publics.
The book examines ways to address the social relations of museums, embedded in their sites, collections, and exhibitions, as an integral part of the visual and material culture they comprise. Cross-disciplinary in scope, Museums uses ideas and approaches both from within and outside of anthropology to further students' knowledge of and interest in museums. Including selected, globally based case studies to highlight and exemplify important issues, the book also contains suggested Further Reading for each chapter, for students to expand their learning independently.
The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals by
Museums are multifaceted institutions that reach across all disciplines and encounter a complex range of legal questions. Experts in museum and art law join forces in this essay-format volume. These unique, nonprofit cultural organizations face a myriad of legal concerns as they launch into the twenty-first century and will continue to require specific guidance. From intellectual property law to navigating waters of social media, de-accessioning concerns to governance law, copyright, and rights and reproduction questions to issues of public domain and public trust, The Legal Guide for Museum Professionals seeks to provide answers and courses of action for museums of all disciplines.
Find More Like This
To find more resources on art museums and professionalization go to PittCat Classic from the library's homepage, limit your search to the Fine Arts Library, and do a keyword search using keywords such as:
- "museum studies"
- "art museums" AND "professionals"
- "art museums" AND "education"
- "art museums" AND "management"
- "museum" AND "careers"
Similar combinations of search terms can be used to find articles within the following databases: