Table of contents for Reinventing the museum : historical and contemporary perspectives on the paradigm shift / edited by Gail Anderson.

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Introduction: Reinventing the Museum
Part I: The Role of the Museum in Society: The Challenge to Remain Relevant
1. The Gloom of the Museum (1917)
John Cotton Dana
2. What is a Museum? (1942)
		Theodore Low
3. A Twelve Point Program for Museum Renewal (1970)
		Alma Wittlin
4. The Museum, a Temple or the Forum (1971)
		Duncan Cameron
5. Rethinking the Museum: An Emerging New Paradigm (1990)
		Stephen E. Weil
6. Museums in the Age of Deconstruction (1992)
		Michael M. Ames
7. The Real Multiculturalism: A Struggle for Authority and Power (1992)
		Amalia Mesa-Bains
8. Hey! That's Mine: Thoughts on Pluralism and America (1992)
		Edmund Barry Gaither
9. An Agenda for Museums in the Twenty-First Century (1992)
		Harold Skramstad
	Additional Recommended Reading
Part II: The role of the public: The need to understand the visitor's perspective
10. United States: A Science in the Making (1993)
C.G. Screven
11. Staying Away: Why People Choose Not to Visit Museums (1983)
Marilyn Hood
12. The Contextual Model of Learning (2000)
John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking
13. The Museum's Role in a Multicultural Society (1992)
Claudine Brown
14. Visitor's Bill of Rights (2000)
Judy Rand
15. Can Museums Be All Things to All People? (2000)
Neil Kotler and Philip Kotler
Additional Recommended Reading
Part III: The Role of Public Service: The Evolution of Exhibitions and Programs
16. Museum Exhibitions and the Dynamics of Dialogue (1999)
	Kathleen McLean
17. Changing Practices in Interpretation (1997)
	Lisa C. Roberts
18. Making Meaning Together: Lessons from the Field of American History (1993)
	Lois Silverman
19. Is There Method in Our Madness? Improvisation in the Practice of Museum Education (1999)
Mary Ellen Munley
20. Mining the Museum: An Installation Confronting History (1993)
	Lisa Corrin
21. Evaluating the Ethics and Consciences of Museums (1994)
	Robert Sullivan
Additional Recommended Reading
Part IV: The role of the object: The obligation of stewardship and cultural responsibility
22. What is the Object of this Exercise? (1999)
Elaine Heumann Gurian
23. Collecting Then, Collecting Today (2002)
Stephen E. Weil
24. Collections Planning: Pinning Down a Strategy (2002)
James B. Gardner and Elizabeth Merritt
25. Who Cares? Conservation in a Contemporary Context (1999)
Carole Milner
26. A Philosophical Perspective on the Ethics and Resolution of Cultural Properties Issues (1999)
Karen J. Warren
27. Deft Deliberations (1991)
Dan L. Monroe and Walter Eco-Hawk
28. Deaccessioning: The American Perspective (1991)
Marie C. Malaro
Additional Recommended Reading
Part V: The Role of Leadership: The Essential Ingredient 
29. Creampuffs and Hardball: Are You Really Worth What You Cost or Just Merely Worthwhile? (1995)
Stephen E. Weil
30. The Well-Managed Museum (1990)
Earl F. Cheit and Stephen E Weil
31. Museum Accountability: Laws, Rules, Ethics, and Accreditation (1991)
Willard Boyd
32. Governance as Unique Management (1997)
John Carver
33. Toward a New Governance (1997)
John Carver
34. Institution-wide Change in Museums (2000)
Will Phillips
35. Persistent Paradoxes (1997)
Robert Janes
	Additional Recommended Reading
About the Editor

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Museums Philosophy, Museums Social aspects, Museums Historiography, Cultural property Protection