'What underlying philosophy and mission should museums pursue in the first half of the twenty-first century? In Museum Philosophy, twenty-four authors use the lenses of a variety of disciplines to answer this essential question. Museum professionals offer their answers alongside philosophers, historians, political scientists, educators, sociologists, and others in a wide-ranging exploration of institutions from art museums to zoos.
Hugh H. Genoway's book offers philosophical and ethical guidelines, describes the ways specific institutions illustrate different philosophies, examines major divisions in the museum community, and explores outreach and engagement between the museum and its larger community.'
(excerpt from back cover)

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Onsite

Location code REF.GEH
Language

English

Keywords

museum studies

Publication/Creation date

2006

No of pages

299

ISBN / ISSN

9780759107540

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Assuming Responsibility: Lessons from Aesthetics

- Hilde HEIN

Mind as Verb

- David CARR

The Museum: Where Civilizations Clash or Clash Civilizes?

- Timothy W. LUKE

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Museum Acquisitions

- Marilyn PHELAN

Connection, Recollection, and Museum Missions

- Sherene SUCHY

Museums and Restlessness

- Jean-Paul MARTINON

Philosophy and the Ends of the Museum

- Donald PREZIOSI

The Moral Obligations Incumbent upon Institutions, Administrators, and Directors in Maintaining and Caring for Museum Collections

- Michael A. MARES

As Long as the Grass will Grow: My Teaching Philosophy

- Charles DAILEY

Science Centers: Creating a Platform for Twentiy-first Century Innovation

- Lesley LEWIS, Jennifer L. MARTIN

Renewing the Social Contract at Berkeley

- Douglas SHARON

Museums and (In)Justice

- Jennifer EICHSTEDT

Open Minds: Inclusive Practice

- Helen COXALL

African American Museums in the Twenty-first Century

- Christy S. COLEMAN

Learning by Looking: The Future of Museums

- Franklin W. ROBINSON

A Plea for Silence: Putting Art Back into the Art Museum

- Didier MALEUVRE

Values, Advocacy, and Science: Toward an Empirical Philosophy for Zoo and Aquarium Leadership

- Terry L. MAPLE, Suma MALLAVARAPU

Current Trends in Governance and Management of Museums in Europe

- Patrick BOYLAN

To Memebers of the Museum Profession

- Hugh H. GENOWAYS

The Powerof Museum Pedagogy

- Eilean HOOPER-GREENHILL

Defining Our Museum Audience: An Extraordinary Opportunity

- Jeffrey H. PATCHEN

How can Museums Attract Visitors inthe Twenty-first Century?

- Scott G. PARIS

Community Choices, Museum Concerns

- Robert R. ARCHIBALD

Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century
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