Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums

In 1979, Edward P Alexander s Museums in Motion was hailed as a much needed addition to the museum literature In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential reso

Reinventing the Museum: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift

This reader brings together 35 seminal articles that reflect the museum world s ongoing conversation with itself and the public about what it means to be a museum one that is relevant and responsive to its constituents and always examining and reexamining its operations, policies, collections, and

Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning

Why do people go to museums and what do they learn there What roles can museums serve in a learning community How can museums facilitate effective learning experiences John H Falk and Lynn D Dierking investigate these questions in Learning from Museums Synthesizing theories and research f