Riches, rivals, and radicals : a history of museums in the United States /
Since it was first published in 2006, 'Riches, Rivals and Radicals' has been the go-to text for introductory museum studies courses. It is also of great value to professionals as well as museum lovers who want to learn the stories behind how and why these institutions have evolved since th...
Rowman & Littlefield,
|Summary:||Since it was first published in 2006, 'Riches, Rivals and Radicals' has been the go-to text for introductory museum studies courses. It is also of great value to professionals as well as museum lovers who want to learn the stories behind how and why these institutions have evolved since the day the first mastodon bones, royal portraits and botanical specimens entered their dusty halls. 0For this third edition, Marjorie Schwarzer has mined new resources, previously unavailable archives and contemporary trends to provide a fresh look at the challenges and innovations that have shaped museums in the United States. Schwarzer argues that museums are fundamentally optimistic institutions. They build and preserve some of the nation's most extraordinary architecture. They showcase the beauty and promise of new scientific discoveries, historical breakthroughs and artistic creation. They provide places of inspiration and repose. At the same time, museums have succeeded in exposing some of the nation's most painful legacies - racism, inequity, violence - as they strive to be places for healing and reckoning. 0Major additions since the last edition include material on digital curation, emergent exhibitions about civil rights, immersive museum environments, continuing efforts to diversify the field, how museums' role in our increasingly digital society, and a new foreword by American Alliance of Museums President and CEO Laura L. Lott.0Museums new to this edition include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.|
|Item Description:||"American Allliance of Museums"--Page facing title page.|
|Physical Description:||vii, 283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|