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CONTENTS Preface Introduction: Reinventing the Museum Part I: The Role of the Museum in Society: The Challenge to Remain Relevant Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Bibliography About the Editor
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Museums Philosophy, Museums Social aspects, Museums Historiography, Cultural property Protection