Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and by Edward P. Alexander

By Edward P. Alexander

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in movement used to be hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the heritage of museums because the eighteenth century with a close exam of the functionality of museums and museum staff in sleek society, it served as an important source for these trying to input to the museum occupation and for tested pros searching for an increased realizing in their personal self-discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised variation of the vintage textual content, bringing it the twenty-first century with insurance of rising traits, assets, and demanding situations. New fabric additionally contains a dialogue of the kid's museum as a different kind of establishment and an exploration of the function desktops play in either outreach and standard in-person visits.

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Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in movement was once hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the heritage of museums because the eighteenth century with an in depth exam of the functionality of museums and museum staff in sleek society, it served as an important source for these looking to input to the museum career and for validated execs searching for an elevated realizing in their personal self-discipline.

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8. Thomas P. F. " Musellrrl Nezos 47 (September 1968): 16. 9. Daniel S. Greenberg, "There's a Windmill in the Attic: S. Dillon Ripley Is Blowing Dust off the Smithsonian," Snturdny Reviezo 48 (June 5, 1965): 48. 10. , Cambridge, MA, 1923, p. xvii. 68, no. 11. Edmund Barry Gaither, "Voicing Varied Opinions," Museum NETUS 2 (March-April 1989): 52. 12. , Cambridge, MA, 1959, pp. 29-34; Germain Bazin, The M14seutn Age, New York: Universe Books, 1967, p. 16; Alma S. Wittlin, Mllseums: What Is a Museum?

Napoleon indeed had made great art and the museum symbols of national glory. This concept would be taken to the extreme in the 20th century with Hitler and Goering looting the national collections as revenge for the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles. They didn't stop with museum collections; they added those of private citizensz6 A Golden Age for Art Museums The violent and democratizing changes in European life brought about by both political and industrial revolution were accompanied by a steady growth of public art museums, and the 19th century sometimes is considered the museum's golden age.

Genoways, Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2006, p. 167. 14. Bazin, The M~lseurnAge, pp. 12-14,18-23; Wittlin, Museunls: 111Search, pp. 4-7, 12-13; Niels von Holst, Creators, Collectors nild Connoisseurs: The Anntomy of Artistic Tastefroill Antiqitity to the Preserit Day, New York, 1967, pp. 2140. 15. Bazin, The Museum Age, p. 29; Wittlin, Mllselrrns: In Search, pp. 7-8; Francis Henry Taylor, Babel's Tower: The Dilenlrna of the Modern Muselrnl, New York, 1945, p. 11. 16. J. Mordaunt Crook, The British Museunl, London: Praeger, 1972, p.

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