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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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


The Manual of Museum Management

by Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord, Amy Kaufman & Ian Blatchford 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...


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...


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...


Collections Vol 10 N3

by Collections AltaMira Press (July 24, 2014)

"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections....


Leadership, Mission, and Governance

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Harold Skramstad & Sara Gonzales et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

Small museums need champions. In this book, we make a case for small museums and share what the broader museum field can learn from the small museum leadership. Because a few tools have been invaluable to small...


Organizational Management

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Patricia L. Miller & Patricia Anne Murphy et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

Effectively managing people, facilities, and partnerships can make or break an institution. In this book, we look at managing those paid or unpaid staff who contribute daily to the museum, provide tools for...


Stewardship: Collections and Historic Preservation

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Julia Clark & Patricia L. Miller et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

Small museums need affordable ways to provide care for their collections and the tools to lobby for additional funds for their long-term health. In this book, we offer practical tips for collections care, including...


Interpretation: Education, Programs, and Exhibits

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Teresa Goforth & Madeline C. Flagler et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

Interpretation helps the public understand our purpose and mission. In this book, we tackle how to orient your organization to be effective interpreters of what you collect; how to tell engaging stories; and...


Financial Resource Development and Management

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Brenda Granger & Allyn Lord et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

A characteristic of all sustainable museum is long-term financial stability. In this book, we explore how to transparently and accurately account for the financial resources you have and then provide a template...


Reaching and Responding to the Audience

by Stacy Klingler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Barbara B. Walden & Conny Graft et al. AltaMira Press (November 16, 2011)

Museums exist to serve their audiences. This book describes how you can better relate to your audience, looking at how small museums are engaging with and advocating for their communities. We address marketing...