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Art of Curating
Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard
ISBN: HB: 9781606065693,
20.3x25.4 cm, 123 black&white illus., 1 map
From 1921 until 1948, Paul J. Sachs (1878-1965) offered a yearlong program in art museum training, "Museum Work and Museum Problems", through Harvard University's Fine Arts Department. Known simply as the Museum Course, the program was responsible fo...
Invention of the American Art Museum
From Craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870-1930
ISBN: HB: 9781606064788,
15x25 cm, 119 colour illus.
A rigorous account of the European origins of American art museums American art museums share a mission and format that differ from those of their European counterparts, which often have origins in aristocratic collections. This groundbreaking work r...
Introduction to Metadata
ISBN: PB: 9781606064795,
15x25 cm, 11 black&white illus.
A revised and expanded edition of a key text for librarians, scholars, and museum professionals Metadata provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electron...
Use of Oxygen-Free Environments in Control of Museum Insect Pests
ISBN: PB: 9780892366934,
21.6x27.9 cm, 6 colour illus., 50 black&white illus., 25 line illus.
Museums throughout the world face the challenge of finding non-toxic methods to control insect pests. This book focuses on practical rather than theoretical issues in the use of oxygen-free environments, presenting a detailed, hands-on guide to the u...
Library of Villa Dei Papiri at Herculaneum
ISBN: PB: 9780892367993,
19.1x25.4 cm, 40 black&white illus., 42 colour illus.
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in A.D. 79 also buried nearby Herculaneum. Over time the location of the small town was forgotten, but shortly after its rediscovery in the 1730s, "excavations" – more properly, treasure hunts – wer...