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Author Weil, Stephen E.

Title Making museums matter / Stephen E. Weil
Published Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2002]


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Description xiii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The museum in pursuit of excellence. -- Organization-wide quality : a theory of museums and immodest proposal -- (F)FeTMu -- From being about something to being for somebody : the ongoing transformation of the American museum -- Fantasy islands -- Museums : can and do they make a difference? -- New words, familiar music : the museum as social enterprise -- Transformed from a cemetery of bric-a-brac -- The museum as a workplace. -- The distinctive numerator -- A parable of rocks and reasons -- Romance versus realism : a reflection on the nature of museums -- Museum publishing : some revolutions in progress -- If content is out, aesthetics must be in -- The museum at the end of time -- Collecting then, collecting today : what's the difference? -- Twenty-one ways to buy art -- The museum as palace. -- Courtly ghosts and aristocratic artifacts -- Reduced to art -- John Cotton Dana's New museum -- The museum in the public sphere. -- The museum and the public -- The American legal response to the problem of Holocaust art -- Fair use and the visual arts : please leave some room for Robin Hood -- Cloning and copyright -- Fair use and museum use : how close is the overlap? -- Not money, control
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Subject Museums -- Management.
Museums -- Philosophy.
Museums -- Administration.
Museums -- United States -- Philosophy.
Museums -- United States -- Management.
LC no. 2001042037
ISBN 1588340252 alkaline paper
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