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Für Praktiker u. Museologen

Ann Davis, André Desvallées, François Mairesse (ed.): What is a Museum?

  •   Derzeitiger Bestseller

    This book addresses administrators and politicians, museum professionals and museologists likewise. It reflects the so-called ICOM "definition" of museum in a new light and gives an impression how visitors meet with museums.

    Revised edition and English translation by Ann Davis and Lynn Maranda, and Suzanne Nash
    © Verlag Dr. C. Müller-Straten München and the International Committee for Museology of the International Council of Museums, 2010


    Foreword – The Paradox of the Seagull

    Michel Van Praët

    Ann Davis

    François Mairesse, André Desvallées and Ann Davis
    Redefining Museum

    Part I: Defining Museum

    François Mairesse
    The Term Museum

    Gary Edson
    Defining Museum

    André Gob
    A Museum Dialogue

    Lynn Maranda
    On “Museum”

    Marc Maure
    The Museum: Expressing Identity

    Tereza M. Scheiner
    Defining Museum and Museology: an Ongoing Process

    Tomislav Šola
    The Museum Definition: Questioning the Scope and Motives

    Part II: Does the Calgary Declaration Redefine Museum?

    Bernard Deloche
    Definition of Museum

    André Desvallées
    About the Definition of Museum

    Jennifer Harris
    The Definition of Museum

    Ivo Maroevic
    Towards the New Definition of Museum

    Olga Nazor
    Reflections on the Notion “Museum”

    Andrés Sansoni
    Thoughts About an “Aletheia” of Museum

    Martin R. Schärer
    What is a Museum?

    Marc Maure
    How do visitors see the museum? A picture collection


    Works cited

    The contributors
    About ca. 70 black & white pictures, about 250 pages DIN A5.

    ISBN 978-3-932704-81-9