The Green Museum

Author: Sarah S. Brophy
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759123225
Format: PDF
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The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions. This new edition features updated standards, techniques, and new case studies to help achieve these goals.

Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums

Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759124167
Format: PDF, ePub
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Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums details how to go green at every level of your organization. From one of the leading experts in the sustainability practices in museums, this book explains how engaging in sustainable practices will benefit not only the planet, but also the people you serve, your programs and even your profits. To demonstrate this, Sutton provides case studies from museums at the forefront of the green movement.

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

Author: Jane Merritt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759112179
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic loss.

Sustainable Museums

Author: Rachel Madan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781907697104
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Innovative practical strategies for incorporating sustainable working practices into both institutional and individual curatorial practice.

The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities

Author: Angela Person-Harm
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759123616
Format: PDF
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Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. The target audience for this book is both museum administrators who need to learn more about facility management and facility managers who are stepping into the museum environment for the first time. This book fills a gap in museum administration literature by providing best practices guidance that can be used to increase efficiency, save money, and improve the guest experience. Special attention is paid to: -Strategic planning for cultural facilities, -Special event preparations, -Implementing sustainability initiatives, -Predictive and reliability centered maintenance (RCM), -Environmental controls for collections conservation, and -Training for maintenance and operations personnel.

The Educational Role of the Museum

Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415198264
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grounded in the solid strengths of its first edition, this updated and revised second edition, collates recent and important articles that address the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences. The Educational Role of the Museum has been entirely restructured and new papers have been added which make this an up-to-date presentation of front-running theory and practice. Covering broad themes relevant to providing for all museum visitors, and also focusing specifically on educational groups, the book is set in four sections which sequentially: chart the development of museum communication relate constructivist learning theory to specific audiences with different learning needs apply this learning theory to the development of museum exhibitions pose questions about the way museums conceptualize audiences. For any student of museum studies, and for professionals too, this book fuses theory with practice in a way that can only serve to enhance their knowledge of the field.

The Museum Environment

Author: Garry Thomson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102718
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings. This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.

A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation

Author: Patricia A. Champ
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400771045
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a practical book with clear descriptions of the most commonly used nonmarket methods. The first chapters of the book provide the context and theoretical foundation of nonmarket valuation along with a discussion of data collection procedures. The middle chapters describe the major stated- and revealed-preference valuation methods. For each method, the steps involved in implementation are laid out and carefully explained with supporting references from the published literature. The final chapters of the book examine the relevance of experimentation to economic valuation, the transfer of existing nonmarket values to new settings, and assessments of the reliability and validity of nonmarket values. The book is relevant to individuals in many professions at all career levels. Professionals in government agencies, attorneys involved with natural resource damage assessments, graduate students, and others will appreciate the thorough descriptions of how to design, implement, and analyze a nonmarket valuation study.

Where Happiness Dwells

Author: Robin Ridington
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822988
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Author: James Mooney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN:
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The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.