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Titre : Making Museums Matter
Éditeur : Smithsonian Inst Pr
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Soft cover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
inscribed/signed by Weil to previous owner Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 6215
Synopsis : In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to ?earn their keep??that they make themselves matter?in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field.
A propos de l'auteur: Stephen E. Weil is the emeritus senior scholar in the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Museum Studies. He served as deputy director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, from 1974 to 1995 and was previously administrator of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is the author of Rethinking the Museum and Other Meditations (1990) and Beauty and the Beasts (1983), both published by Smithsonian Institution Press, as well as coauthor of several scholarly treatises on art and the law.
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