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THE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOKS OF MUSEUM STUDIES. Ed. by Sharon Macdonald and Helen Rees Leahy. Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2015. Four volumes. Vol. 1 (Museum Theory): 652 pp. with 59 ills. (23 col.). Vol. 2 (Museum Practice): 720 pp. with 85 ills. (21 col.). Vol. 3 (Museum Media): 728 pp. with 92 ills. (23 col.). Vol. 4 (Museum Transformations): 674 pp. with 117 ills. (25 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-3407 ISBN 9781405198509 In English.
Publisher's description: The International Handbooks of Museum Studies brings together original essays by a global team of experts to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field of museum studies. Creates an authoritative, multi-volume reference, offering unprecedented depth of coverage and breadth of scholarship in this interdisciplinary field; Accessibly structured into four thematic volumes exploring all aspects of museum theory, practice, media and controversies, and the impact of new technologies; Includes a treasure-trove of examples and original case studies to illuminate the various perspectives represented; Features original essays by an international team of contributors, including leading academics and practitioners, as well as up-and-coming names in the field; Provides an indispensable resource for the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media — Museum Studies
Plans: 73,57,56
Worldwide Number: 166753
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