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Twilight at Conner Prairie: The Creation, Betrayal, and Rescue of a Museum

by Berkley W. Duck Iii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2011)

Twilight at Conner Prairie follows the development of the museum, the conflicts of interest created by the terms of founder Eli Lilly's gifts, and the breakdown of the relationship between the museum and its...


The réserve muséale de la Capitale nationale: a modern and secure conservation facility

by Andrée Gendreau & Marie-Charlotte De Koninck Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

The Réserve muséale de la capitale nationale is now a reality. It meets accepted standards of preventive conservation and functionality. Almost twenty years of patience, discussions and planning have gone...


Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums

by Jane Merritt & Julie A. Reilly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic...


Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life

by Tammy S. Gordon & Harold Skramstad Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Private History in Public examines history exhibits in small community museums and non-museum settings like bars, churches, and barbershops and argues that these exhibits promote dialogue on historical topics...


Consumer Research for Museum Marketers: Audience Insights Money Can't Buy

by Margot A. Wallace AltaMira Press (January 16, 2010)

Consumer Research for Museum Marketers creatively instructs museum staff on how to study their visitors to make their museums, exhibits, and programs more appealing for all segments of the public. The author's...


Fundraising for Small Museums: In Good Times and Bad

by Salvatore G. Cilella Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2011)

This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff,...


The Museum Effect: How Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions Educate and Civilize Society

by Jeffrey K. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 29, 2014)

Museums, libraries, and cultural institutions are opportunities for people to understand and celebrate who we are, were, and might be. These institutions are vehicles for educating and civilizing society that...


Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel

by Marilyn E. Phelan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2014)

From one of America’s foremost experts in museum and cultural heritage law, Museum Law: A Guide for Officers, Directors, and Counsel is a comprehensive guide to both U.S. and international laws and conventions...


Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference

by John E. Simmons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

Despite the fact that fluid preservation has been practiced for more than 350 years, this is the only handbook that summarizes all that is known about this complex and often confusing topic. Fluid Preservation:...


Manual of Museum Exhibitions

by Barry Lord & Maria Piacente Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2014)

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a comprehensive, practical guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and evaluating exhibitions for museums of all kinds. The second edition explores...


Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives

by David W. Carmicheal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 02, 2012)

Organizing Archival Records equips non-professional archivists with the skills to tackle one of the most challenging tasks of archiving: arranging and describing archival materials. Carmichael brings this third...


The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities: A Best Practice Guidebook for Museum Facility Management

by Judie Cooper, Angela Person-Harm & G. Wayne Clough Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 25, 2014)

Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. Museum administrators who need to learn...


The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space

by Nina Levent & Alvaro Pascual-Leone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2014)

In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring...


Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

by Tessa Bridal AltaMira Press (October 25, 2013)

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design examines the impact of an integrated approach to exhibit design and development on the effective creation and support of live interpretation of exhibit messages and...


Leadership Matters

by Anne W. Ackerson & Joan H. Baldwin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2013)

Using personal insights of the history museum field’s most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions. These...


Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture

by Susana Smith Bautista AltaMira Press (November 26, 2013)

Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture first provides a theoretical framework of how the critical notions of place, community, and culture are changing in the digital...


Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials

by Victor J. Danilov Scarecrow Press (September 26, 2013)

Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials catalogs the lives and accomplishments of over 400 famous people at 472 museums, historic sites, and related facilities devoted to them...


Museum Exhibition Planning and Design

by Elizabeth Bogle AltaMira Press (September 20, 2013)

Museum Exhibition Planning and Design is a comprehensive introduction and reference to exhibition planning and design. This book focuses on both the procedural elements of successful planning, like the phases...


Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell

by Nancy Moses AltaMira Press (November 05, 2007)

Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried-along...


Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions

by John H. Falk & Beverly K. Sheppard AltaMira Press (April 06, 2006)

Thriving in the Knowledge age provides an entirely new way of envisioning the business model for your cultural institution.


Registration Methods for the Small Museum

by Daniel B. Reibel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2008)

Daniel B Reibel's Registration Methods for the Small Museum has been the definitive guide to registration methodology since 1978. Covering all aspects of the registration of museum collections, Registration...


Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory into Practice

by Dennis R. Young AltaMira Press (September 11, 2006)

Nonprofits often struggle financially, overwhelmed by the need to muster a complex combination of income streams that range from grants and government funding to gifts-in-kind and volunteer labor. Financing...


Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices

by Karen Coody Cooper AltaMira Press (December 07, 2007)

During the twentieth century, American Indians across North America organized protests against traditional museum treatment of Native materials and the Native community. In response, museums began to change...


Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

by Lois Hamill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2012)

Collections management can be a daunting task for volunteers and employees alike. Archives for the Lay Person provides practical, step-by-step guidance for those managing all facets of archival collections at...


The Manual of Museum Management

by Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord, Willis Hartshorn & Georgina Bath et al. AltaMira Press (April 16, 2009)

The Manual of Museum Management presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the principles of museum organization, the ways in which people work together to accomplish museum objectives, and the ways in...


Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes

by Barry Lord & Gail Dexter Lord AltaMira Press (May 16, 2010)

Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. The answer is a dynamic and fascinating...


Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?

by Sarah Sutton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2018)

Grant funding is a critical part of museum life, yet to many it seems mysterious. This second edition of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? is your guide to assessing readiness to attract grants, understanding how...


The Historic District Action Guide

by William E. Schmickle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2018)

The Historic District Action Guide: From Designation Campaigns to Keeping Districts Vital is a results-oriented, straight-talking guide for local activists, professionals, and preservation commissions committed...


Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites

by Dina A. Bailey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites draws from the collective learning of the forty museums and historic sites that make up the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition...


A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums

by Sheldon Wolf Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2018)

A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums: Maximizing the Marketing-Development Connection turns the traditional development program on its ears, as it starts with the needs of donors rather than the...


Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums

by Laura-Edythe Coleman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2018)

Do museums need to be inclusive? How do we define inclusion? Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums is the pioneer text to focus solely on the notion of inclusion for museums. This book is intended...


Leading Museums Today

by Martha Morris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

In Leading Museums Today: Theory and Practice, readers learn about leadership theory in both for profit and nonprofit worlds and how to effectively master the role of both leader and follower. Literature from...


Building Museum Boards

by Daryl Fischer & Laura B. Roberts Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

Templates for Trustees is a four-part series designed by the Museum Trustee Association to focus attention on key processes and tasks of governance. The books and web-based customizable templates include tools...


Deaccessioning Today

by Steven Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 16, 2018)

Deaccessioning Today: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive international overview of deaccessioning. Author Steven Miller covers reasons for removing items from collections, looks at how and why deaccessioning...


Performing History

by Ann E. Birney & Joyce M. Thierer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

Performing History: How to Research, Write, Act, and Coach Historical Performance addresses those areas that are of greatest challenge to novice historical performers. Historical performers must approach the...


The Leadership Partnership

by Daryl Fischer & Laura B. Roberts Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

The Leadership Partnership is volume two in the Museum Trustee Association’s Templates for Trustees series. The book and customizable web-based templates feature tools that help boards to consider their options,...


Executive Transitions

by Daryl Fischer & Laura B. Roberts Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

Executive Transitions is volume three in the Museum Trustee Association’s Templates for Trustees series. The book and customizable web-based templates feature tools that help boards to consider their options,...


Creating Exhibits That Engage

by John Summers Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 02, 2018)

Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines,...


Cultural Heritage Care and Management

by Cecilia Lizama Salvatore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

No other book is available that takes into consideration the diverse components of cultural heritage and suggests how these components can best be:

  • organized and arranged,
  • cataloged and described,
  • exhibited,...


Things Great and Small

by John E. Simmons American Alliance Of Museums (December 01, 2017)

Care of the collections is a core responsibility for all museums and related cultural institutions. The foundation of collections care and stewardship is good collections management policies.

This revised edition...


Presidential Libraries and Museums

by Christian A. Nappo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

  • Location and history
  • Endowments
  • Opening hours, number of visitors, and other facts
  • Collections and permanent exhibits

This first reference guide to all twenty-five libraries and museums is a ready reference providing...


What Makes Learning Fun?: Principles for the Design of Intrinsically Motivating Museum Exhibits

by Deborah L. Perry AltaMira Press (May 04, 2012)

What Makes Learning Fun? presents a set of tested principles and strategies for the design of museum exhibits, with concrete examples of design successes and failures drawn from the author's many years in the...


Systems Thinking in Museums

by Yuha Jung & Ann Rowson Love Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges...


An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History

by Bob Beatty Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2017)

Gain insight into history organizations of all shapes and sizes in this book, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of public historians’ work through the prism of the past, present, and future...


Defining Memory

by Amy K. Levin & Joshua G. Adair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2017)

This second edition of Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities offers readers multiple lenses for viewing and discussing local institutions. New chapters...


The Museum Manager's Compendium

by John W. Jacobsen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2017)

The Museum Manager’s Compendium: 101 Essential Tools and Resources helps you make and implement your decisions as a museum manager and strategic planner. This book’s 101 sections present a treasure trove...


Manual of Museum Planning: Sustainable Space, Facilities, and Operations

by Barry Lord, Gail Dexter Lord & Lindsay Martin AltaMira Press (March 29, 2012)

The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals and others who are concerned with the planning, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum. This third edition...


Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites

by Kevin M. Levin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2017)

Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections...


Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums

by Rebekah Beaulieu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 08, 2017)

The first of its kind to offer a discussion of financial management particular to historic house museums, this book is a vital resource to preservationists, staff, volunteers, and board members of historic houses....


Registration Methods for the Small Museum

by Daniel B. Reibel & Deborah Rose Van Horn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 13, 2017)

Registration Methods for the Small Museum covers all aspects of the registration process and provides practical solutions for the small museum professional. The fifth edition updates the handbook to fit the...