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            World's Greatest Wonders: From Nature's Special Places to Stunning Masterpieces Created by Outstanding Artists and Architects
             

            World's Greatest Wonders: From Nature's Special Places to Stunning Masterpieces Created by Outstanding Artists and Architects (Hardback)

            Producer Editors of Chartwell Books

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            World's Greatest Wonders is an invitation to rediscover the most stunning natural and man-made places in the world, with beautiful photography and 3-D cutaway models.

            ISBN 9780785837954
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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 AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sharing Authority in the Museum: Distributed objects, reassembled relationships
             

            Sharing Authority in the Museum: Distributed objects, reassembled relationships (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Horwood, Michelle

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            Sharing Authority in the Museum provides a detailed and fully contextualised study of a heritage assemblage over time, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Focussing on Maori objects, predominantly originating from the Nga Paerangi tribe, housed in Oxford's Pitt Ri...vers Museum, the book examines thenuances of cross-cultural interactions between an indigenous community and an anthropological museum. Analysis centres on the legacy of historic ethnographic collecting on indigenous communities and museums, and the impact of different value systems and world views on access to heritage objects. Questions of curatorial responsibilities and authority over access rights are explored. Proposing a method for indigenous engagement to address this legacy, and making recommendations to guide participants when forging relationships based around indigenous cultural heritage, Michelle Horwood shows how to negotiate power and authority within these assemblages. She argues that by doing this and acknowledging and communicating our difficult histories, together we can move from collaborative approaches to shared authority and indigenous self-determination, progressing the task of decolonising the museum. Addressing a salient, complex issue by way of a grounded case study, Sharing Authority in the Museum is key reading for museum practitioners working with ethnographic collections, as well as scholars and students working in the fields of museum, heritage, Indigenous or cultural studies. It should also be of great interest to indigenous communities wishing to take the lessons learned from Nga Paerangi's experiences further within their own spheres of museum engagement.
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            ISBN 9780367606619
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists
             

            Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists (Hardback)

            By Smith, Jeffrey K.

            • RRP: $64.99
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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 AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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            Managing Natural Science Collections: A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing
             

            Managing Natural Science Collections: A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing (Paperback)

            By Huxley, Robert; Quaisser, Christiane; Butler, Carol R.; Dekker, Rene WRJ

            • RRP: $62.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 20

            Managing Natural Science Collections demonstrates the need for consistency and evidence-based decision-making in the management of natural science collections, which are becoming increasingly valuable when it comes to addressing societal challenges. Drawing upon the experience of... four experts who have managed some of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, the book aims to assist in the making of strategic and operational decisions regarding care, development, access and resource management. Encouraging the reader to consider how collection strategies can be aligned with the mission of their institution and contribute to its vision, authors also examine ways to deliver a consistent approach that will secure the present and future availability and relevance of collections. Principles of good practice and resource optimisation in an ethical and legal context are provided throughout the book, as well as case studies, sample documents and templates, all of which will be useful for discussion and teaching. Managing Natural Science Collections encourages each reader to consider the different options available to them. As such, it should be essential reading for museum practitioners and other professionals around the world who are involved with any strategic aspect of managing natural science collections. Students of museum studies will also find much to interest them within the pages of this book.
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            ISBN 9781138386839
            Released AU 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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

            • RRP: $48.50
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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 AU 27 Aug 2020
            Publisher September Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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 AU 4 Jan 2011
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Making of MONA

            The Making of MONA (Hardback)

            By Franklin, Adrian

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Adrian Franklin, professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, has pieced together the story of the creation of MONA, from how it came to be on the banks of the Derwent River, to the design and building process, the collection and branding and, crucially, what effect MONA... has on its many millions of visitors.
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            ISBN 9780670077861
            Published AU 22 Oct 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Makers and Making Of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections
              

            The Makers and Making Of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Print on Demand ed.)

            By Nicolas Peterson, Lindy Allen, L; Allen, Lindy; Hamby, Louise

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            This volume of orginal essays brings together, for the first time histories of the making and the makers of most of the major indigenous Australian museum collections.

            ISBN 9780522855685
            Published AU 16 Aug 2008
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia

            From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia (Hardback)

            By Witcomb, Andrea; Gregory, Kate

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            Contains archival images and oral histories from many of the founders, staff and volunteers of the National Trust in Western Australia. This title covers heritage battles fought for the Barracks Arch, Mills Point, the Palace Hotel, the Swan River and the Swan Brewery. It also cov...ers the integral role played by grass roots heritage groups.
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            ISBN 9781921410246
            Published AU 1 Dec 2009
            Publisher UNSW Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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