BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Bleed, “National Treasure” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This teaching novel by archaeologist Peter Bleed demonstrates the complexities of contemporary collecting of archaeological antiques and delves into the world of 14th century Japan. Dr. Eric Mallow, a serious gun collector, complicates his life by acquiring a pair of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marilena Alivizatou, “Intangible Heritage and the Museum: New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage.” She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adair, Filene, and Koloaki, eds., “Letting Go: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums seems challenged at every turn—by the Web and digital media, by community-based programming, by new trends in oral history and by contemporary art. In… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sharon E. Shaffer, “Engaging Young Children in Museums” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
What does a museum do with a kindergartner who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. Written by Sharon Shaffer, the founding Executive Director… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham, “The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects… Read More
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