The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting.
Author: Nick Merriman
Category: Social Science
The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory on ideology and representation and goes on to develop a convincing explanation for the failure of museums and similar institutions to connect with the majority of the public. Merriman marshals the empirical and theoretical work to make a powerful case for a new approach to attract the under served populations; one which encourages a view of the museum as a service helping its public to see, understand and engage with its own personal, local and multi-faceted past.
Another thing to consider is service, in case anything does go wrong. We've been
installing doors for a long time. We might put a door in and 10 years later get a
call saying that the thumb latch isn't working, so we go out and see what's wrong.
Author: Scott Young
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Category: House & Home
Are your energy bills through the roof, and is your home still cold in the winter and hot in the summer?Thatâe(tm)s the reality for many homeowners in Wisconsin today, but it doesnâe(tm)t have to be that way. Advances in glass technology and window construction in recent years have made old style windows obsolete. In fact, some windows now on the market are more energy efficient than the walls that surround them. Taking into consideration the window technology available today, we are able to produce high-performance windows that keep comfort at a maximum and energy consumption at a minimum.Read this book if you are considering replacing some or all of the windows in your home. Learn how to assess the performance metrics on window labels and choose the best product for your situation. Find out about single-, double-, and triple-glazing and how it affects conduction and air infiltration. Read about argon and krypton, and learn which more effectively slows conduction. From the hazards of âeoedoing it yourself,âe to the pitfalls of hiring a handyman, Wisconsinite Scott âeoeThe Window Guyâe Young draws from a lifetime of experience replacing windows the right way. He guides you through the basics of glass production, window styles and construction, installation, price, and long-term value. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about replacing the windows in your home. Then window shop like a pro and enjoy the comfort, convenience, good looks, and energy efficiency that high-quality, properly installed windows will deliver for years to come.
These forms are picked up every day and are evaluated to determine when an
appointment is needed. There are usually two sick calls scheduled a week for
each facility.” Then it states, “In case of emergencies, staff have specific
guidelines to ...
Author: Adam Wolfe
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
"It would just be utterly repugnant for me to think that I could send a man to prison for a crime that he did not commit."
When the couple moves from where the animals are displayed in the open to see
the ones behind glass, they peer into the case with the big cats. The camera
angle is then changed so that the vantage point is from behind the cats in the case ...
Author: Matthew Jones
Category: Social Science
In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Some time travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one's own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media's relationship to time? This collection of new essays--the first to address time travel across a range of media--answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception and Source Code.
... behind the rooms of dusty colored Egyptian vases and urns and amphora -
type vessels standing quietly as doom and as ... behind all those rooms to which
few come and in which no one lingers long , there is a smallish glass display case ...
Author: Ronald Larsen
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
A collection of literature (essays, stories, poems) about the fascinating history, aesthetics and philosophy behind making pots, or any other works, by hand.
Merriman, N. (1991) Beyond the Glass Case. The Past, Heritage and the Public
in Britain, Leicester: Leicester University Press. Prentice, R.C. (1988) 'Pricing
policy at heritage sites: how much should visitors pay?'in Therbert, D. T., Prentice,
Author: Kevin Moore
Category: Business & Economics
Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date, the challenges museums currently face, and the key areas of future development in management and marketing practice, and addresses: strategic management issues: policy formulation, corporate planning and performance measurement human resource management financial management the importance of marketing. This volume is an invaluable introduction to the key issues, controversies and debates in the subject. It will be essential reading for all students, museum managers and staff who need to keep up to date with latest developments in this field.
Just beyond a glass case ofjet—black Skullsihighlighting some of the charismatic
dinosaurs found at the siteia round enclosure fences in a large Allosaurus. I have
heard about this reconstruction, and I immediately see that this is a ...
Author: Brian Switek
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies, and are a fundamental part of our collective imagination. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek enriches the childlike sense of wonder these amazing creatures instill in us. Investigating the latest discoveries in paleontology, he breathes new life into old bones. Switek reunites us with these mysterious creatures as he visits desolate excavation sites and hallowed museum vaults, exploring everything from the sex life of Apatosaurus and T. rex's feather-laden body to just why dinosaurs vanished. (And of course, on his journey, he celebrates the book's titular hero, "Brontosaurus"—who suffered a second extinction when we learned he never existed at all—as a symbol of scientific progress.) With infectious enthusiasm, Switek questions what we've long held to be true about these beasts, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs, which started when he was just knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our own evolution and our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that dinosaur fans and anyone interested in scientific progress will cherish for years to come.
... of the American Institute for Conservation, 31/1, 3–16. Merriman, N. (1991), Beyond The Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public in Britain,
Leicester: Leicester University Press. Michel, Patrick (1999), La Religion au
Musée: Croire ...
Author: Crispin Paine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.
Ethnol . Helvet . : 15 1991 pp . 137 – 154 39 Benin art revisited - photographs
and museum collections . Flora S . Kaplan . Vis . Anthrop . 4 : 2 : 1991 pp . 117 -
146 40 Beyond the glass case — the past , the heritage and the public in Britain .
Publisher: Psychology Press
This bibliography lists the most important works published in anthropology in 1991. Renowned for its international coverage and rigorous selection procedures, IBSS provides researchers and librarians with the most comprehensive and scholarly bibliographic service available in the social sciences. IBSS is compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics, one of the world's leading social science institutions. Published annually, IBSS is available in four subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.
Beyond the Glass Case. Leicester: Leicester University Press. Moss, M. L. 2005.
Rifts in the theoretical landscape of archaeology in the United States: a comment
on Hegmon and Watkins. American Antiquity 70: 581–7. Patterson, T. C. 1994.
Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront of the discipline. The volume captures the diversity of contemporary archaeological theory. Some authors argue for an approach close to the natural sciences, others for an engagement with cultural debate about representation of the past. Some minimize the relevance of culture to societal change, while others see it as central; some focus on the contingent and the local, others on long-term evolution. While few practitioners in theoretical archaeology would today argue for a unified disciplinary approach, the authors in this volume increasingly see links and convergences between their perspectives. The volume also reflects archaeology's new openness to external influences, as well as the desire to contribute to wider debates. The contributors examine ways in which archaeological evidence contributes to theories of evolutionary psychology, as well as to the social sciences in general, where theories of social relationships, agency, landscape and identity are informed by the long-term perspective of archaeology. The new edition of Archaeological Theory Today will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars in archaeology and in the social sciences more generally.
He nodded, gaze focused beyond the glass case where she knew Carlos to be. “
Does Carlos Sheldon hold an attachment to you outside the museum?” A blush
rose over her features, dissolving her small smile. She said sharply, “Of course ...
Author: Jenn Rekka
Publisher: Echo Press
Swallowed in time and believed to be burned by Nazis, the Amber Chamber is a treasure lost in war and chaos. A chance purchase in France leads American museum curator Dr. Carlos Sheldon and his assistant Lauren on a broken chase through Europe for the lost Amber Room. Pursued by deadly Russian and Polish mercenaries with their own agendas, staying one step ahead of the hunt ends in a stumble as the lines between sides blur. The quest to find the missing Amber Chamber resumes where it left off decades before, this time with new players. The lure of the amber treasure room, however, is just as strong as ever. Book 2 in the Rediscovered series by Jenn Rekka. The first book in the series, Last Assault on Oak Island, is out and covers the Oak Island Money Pit treasure hunt in Nova Scotia.
Mayo, E. (1984) American Material Culture, Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green
State University Popular Press. ISBN 0-87972-303-3. Merriman, N. (1991) Beyond the Glass Case, Leicester: Leicester University Press. ISBN 0-7185-1349
Author: David Dean
Category: Business & Economics
Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.
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"Empire in a Glass Case" takes the Victorian experience of Japanese aesthetics as a highly ambivalent response to a non-European modernity, in a period when Japan was militarizing, modernizing, and extending imperial control throughout Asia ...
He finally saw a glass case probably used as a storage or display cabinet, which
had shards of glass all over the floor in front ofit, and its door ajar. That might
account for the crash, he thought, But what could have caused it to break?
Author: Steven H Propp
Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.
Dakota said as he looked at the handguns in the glass case. “Do you see
anything in the case that you like the look of?” Ash asked. “I think the single
action colt.” Dakota told him. “That is a fine choice for a man with your job. Would
you like a ...
Author: David R. Odell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Welcome Home Sitting on the steps of his cabin Dakota Walker Randell sipped his coffee as he looked toward the mountains. He had never expected his family to throw him a party when he started spending more time at home. Still it would have been nice if they had at least been happy to see him. His kids didnt really know him, his ex-wife wasnt talking to him even Susan was ignoring him. All he had for company was the dog and he wasnt even sure where the dog had come from. It was hard to explain the dog was just there at the cabin when he was in the valley. Dakota was a man who had to set things straight with his family but that was not going to be as easy as he had hoped. After all where do you start? What do you say to your children and their mothers? He had parked his truck for a time because his father and uncle had asked for his help. They hadnt told him what they needed his help with. Over the years the valley had changed it was a place for tourists these days Dakota wasnt sure he liked that. He wasnt sure being around his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend at the same time really sound like a fun time to him. Those two women were not the sharing type years earlier. He was sure they were not going to be in a sharing mood now. He should have stayed in his truck but he had said he would help the family. If he was going to keep his word he was going to have to stay around. If he was going to have any company at all while he was in the valley it looked like the dog was going to have to learn how to talk.
The front counter was a glass case filled with crystal faerie wands, geodes, and
jewelry. Rose petals were scattered throughout. All kinds of faeries and crystals
hung from above. Behind the counter was a beautiful elderly silver haired woman
Author: Melanie Dawn
Imagine a world without faeries. That's what Katie Matthews believes. When a very special letter encourages her to believe, she sets out to catch one. Infinity is a faerie yearning for excitement and she's bored. What happens when her sisters leave her alone with the most sought after book in the faerie realm, The Faerie Master Spell Guide? Well she can't help but get into all sorts of trouble. Infinity and Katie's curiosity send them all on a wild and magical destiny of discovery where they must learn the power of belief to save the earth and the world of faeries. A portion of the proceeds for The Land Beyond Time and the Faerie Master Spell Guide supports children and environmental charities.
When I displayed pieces at a garden art show they looked very different from the
way they do in windows of a room with only natural light behind the figures. In the
latter case, once the sun outside is gone, my glass images are dark—they ...
The remainder seem to me more or less equally divided between poems that half
emerge into a world beyond their origin, and poems which remain shadows in a
private world. (How for example are we to be sure whether the Tuck' of section ...
Author: C. K. Stead
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Over a quarter of a century, C. K. Stead has built up a widely accessible collection of reviews and critical essays on New Zealand literature. In the Glass Case covers a wide spectrum of New Zealand writers, who are examined from a remarkably consistent viewpoint. The title is symbolic: New Zealand books were once held in a glass-fronted bookcase at the University of Auckland library. These were considered rare, although they are now out on the open shelves. Stead's views are often controversial and provoke discussion and passionate debate from other critics. This is not only an enlightening look into New Zealand literature and C. K. Stead, it is also a very enjoyable read.
... patory' culture in museums has been underway for a couple of decades at least
, evolving from visitor comments books and docent tours to 'citizen curators',
mobile app games and more, both in and well beyond the proverbial museum
Author: Angela Dimitrakaki
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
What happens to art when feminism grips the curatorial imagination? How do sexual politics become realised as exhibits? Is the struggle against gender discrimination compatible with the aspirations of museums led by market values? Beginning with the feminist critique of the art exhibition in the 1970s and concluding with reflections on intersectional curating and globalisation after 2000, this pioneering collection offers an alternative narrative of feminism’s impact on art. The essays provide rigorous accounts of developments in Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe as well as the UK and US, framed by an introduction which offers a politically engaging navigation of historical and current positions. Delivered through essays, memoirs and interviews, discussion highlights include the Tate Modern hang, relational aesthetics, the global exhibition, feminism and technology in the museum, the rise of curatorial collectivism, and insights into major exhibitions such as Gender Check on Eastern Europe. Bringing together two generations of curators, artists and historians to rethink distinct and unresolved moments in the feminist re-modelling of art contexts, this volume dares to ask: is there a history of feminist art or one of feminist presentations of artworks? Contributors include Deborah Cherry, Jo Anna Isaak, Malin Hedlin Hayden, Lubaina Himid, Amelia Jones, Kati Kivimaa, Alexandra Kokoli, Kuratorisk Aktion, Suzana Milevska, Suzanne Lacy, Lucy Lippard, Sue Malvern, Nancy Proctor, Bojana Pejić, Helena Reckitt, Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe, Jeannine Tang and Catherine Wood.