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            Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses
             

            Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schorch, Philipp; Contributions by Kahanu, Noelle M. K. Y.; Mallon, Sean; Pakarati, Cristian Moreno; Mulrooney, Mara

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            Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hawai'i; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Museo Antropologico Padre Sebastia...n Englert, Rapa Nui.
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            ISBN 9781988592398
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum

            The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum (Hardback, Main)

            By Gardner, James

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            A meticulously crafted, sparkling history of the legendary museum in Paris.

            ISBN 9781611856347
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland
             

            The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland (Hardback)

            By Greene, A. Kendra

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            Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an enchanted island where bridges... arrived only at the beginning of the 20th century, and waterproof shoes only with the second world war. A nation formerly dirt poor, then staggeringly rich, and now building its way to affluence once again. A nation where, in the remote and wild places, you might encounter still a shore laddie, a sorcerer or a ghost. From Reykjavik's renowned Phallological Museum to a house of stones on the eastern coast; from the curious monsters which roam the remote shores of Bildudalur to a museum of whales which proves impossible to find, here is an enchanted story of obsession, curation, and the peculiar magic of this isolated island.
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            ISBN 9781783785933
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations

            The Digital Future of Museums: Conversations and Provocations (Paperback)

            By Winesmith, Keir; Anderson, Suse

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            What does a museum do, and who is a museum for, in these times of historically low public trust in institutions and uncertainty precipitated by rapidly evolving technological, political, economic, and social contexts? Providing an examination of the complex interplay between the ...museum, digital technologies, and the dynamic external pressures shaping and transforming the institutional context, The Digital Future of Museums argues that museums today can neither ignore the importance of digital technologies when engaging their communities, nor fail to address the broader social, economic, and cultural changes that shape their digital offerings. Drawing on moderated conversations with well-respected and influential museum practitioners, thinkers and experts in related fields around the globe, this book explores the role of digital technology in contemporary museum practice within Europe, the USA, Australasia and Asia. With conversations organised around three key themes, this book will present a mix of ideas, practices,a strategies and reflections upon successful, and failed, projects and approaches grounded in cutting-edge contemporary practice that will help prepare today's museums for tomorrow. Culminating in a set of competing possible visions for the future of the museum sector and accompanied by videos and a podcast series, The Digital Future of Museums should be essential reading for museum studies students and those who teach or write about the museum sector. It should also be of great interest to those who work in, for, and with museums, as well as practitioners working in galleries, archives and libraries.
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            ISBN 9781138589544
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Environmental Management: Guidelines for Museums and Galleries
             

            Environmental Management: Guidelines for Museums and Galleries (Hardback)

            By Cassar, May

            • RRP: $247.00
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            A guide to the theory and strategic approach to achieving an ideal museum environment for collections and people. This book emphasizes the need for planning and the role of the building as the first line of defence against environmental damage. Issues of monitoring and control ar...e detailed.
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            ISBN 9780415105590
            Released NZ 15 Dec 1994
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management
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            The Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards - from Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Gold Era of Museums
              

            The Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards - from Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Gold Era of Museums (Hardback)

            By Morris, Rachel

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            • Pub Date
              27 Aug 20

            Part memoir, part detective story, part untold history of museums - this is a personal but highly expert exploration in the company of a masterful writer.

            ISBN 9781912836147
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2020
            Publisher September Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists
             

            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists (Hardback)

            By Smith, Jeffrey K.

            • RRP: $70.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists introduces people to great art by showing the more salacious side of the personal lives of great artists. The book not only tells the stories of twelve artists, but explores how to look at art and the separation between art and artist. Th...is lively narrative is enhanced by over 100 full-color images.
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            ISBN 9781538126776
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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            Museums and Maori: Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice
              

            Museums and Maori: Heritage Professionals, Indigenous Collections, Current Practice (Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Conal

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            For centuries, M ori treasures, or taonga, have been some of the most prized, popular and precious objects held in museums around the world. From Te Maori to Te Papa and beyond, initiatives in Aotearoa New Zealand over the last 30 years have continued to provide new models for mu...seums around the world. With this has changed the role of museum staff who face new challenges in collecting, caring for and exhibiting the taonga of the M ori people in partnership with iwi (tribes) as well as developments involving the repatriation of human remains, the opening of cultural centres, and debates over identity, cultural property and heritage management. How do museum professionals deal with the indigenous objects in their care from day to day? How do they engage on a practical level with tribal communities? How do museums structure themselves to meet the needs of visitors as well as these communities? For the first time ever, Museums and Maori answers these questions. Using practical examples and the voices of the indigenous professionals and community representatives who have transformed museum practice in New Zealand over the past three decades, this all-new book provides an up-to-the-minute snapshot of New Zealand museums today across the whole range of museum work: mission and governance, management and staffing, collection care and management, exhibition development, education and public programmes, research and training. Ground-breaking initiatives - and their legacies - are revealed through interviews, policy documents, images and observations of professionals at work in museums ranging from the national museum Te Papa to the tiniest regional galleries. Museums and Maori addresses a major gap in the literature and a yawning gulf in professional training, making it indispensible as a reader for students, a handbook for professionals and a critical study relevant to the academic fields of museum and heritage studies, anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history,
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            ISBN 9781877385704
            Published NZ 4 Jan 2011
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Te Papa to Berlin: The making of two museums
              

            Te Papa to Berlin: The making of two museums (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gorbey, Ken

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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 20

            Ken Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then in 1999 he was headhunted by W. Michael Blumenthal to salvage the Jewish Museum Berlin.

            ISBN 9781988592374
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indigenous Museology: Insights from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
              

            Indigenous Museology: Insights from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            By McCarthy, Conal

            • RRP: $106.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 23

            Indigenous Museology examines the emergence of indigenising museologies in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada. As the first international comparative study of museums and indigenous people, the book produces new knowledge about indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being ...that are emerging from the intersection of museums, heritage and public history with native ontologies and epistemologies. Whilst McCarthy acknowledges the specificities of national contexts, he also takes the time to explore the commonalities and differences between them, thus providing a unique perspective never attempted before.
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            ISBN 9781138576421
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Museums in Focus
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