Fiction

Museum of Human Beings

Author: Colin Sargent

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 561

From deprivation in the wilderness to the lavish courts of European nobility, this poignant historical novel explores the life and quest of Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea. After the famed Lewis and Clark expedition and the death of his mother, Jean-Baptiste was brought up as Clark's foster son. He was eventually paraded throughout Europe as a curiosity from the wilds of America, labeled as a half gentleman and half animal, entertaining nobility as a concert pianist. Jean-Baptiste returns to North America with a burning desire to create his own place in the New World. In doing so he returns to the heart of the American wilderness on an epic quest for ultimate identity that brings sacrifice, loss, and the distant promise of redemption.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Lists for Curious Kids: Human Body

Author: Rachel Delahaye

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 474

Do you want to know about nine popular hair styles from history, how digestion works in six easy steps, and eight questions about the human body that have no answers? Then look no further because The Curious Book of Lists – Human Body by Rachel Delahaye is absolutely bursting with eye-popping and informative lists about your body, guaranteed to keep you entertained and increase your general knowledge at the same time! Discover your body’s most curious bits and pieces, the most muscly gymnastics events, freaky human body museums ... and the worst cures for the Black Death. With quirky, colourful illustrations by Caroline Selmes, this is a great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
Business & Economics

Folklife and Museums

Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 974

This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Human Body

Author:

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 874

Help your child learn about the human body with this fact-packed guide, giant wallchart, interactive clip-art CD and dedicated website From hair-raising facts about your skin to a close-up view of the trillions of cells that are the body's building blocks; let your child discover the incredible biological marvel that is the human body. They'll discover more about the human body by downloading 100s of amazing images from the clip-art CD. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, ensure your child learns everything they need to know about the human body. With dedicated website www.ew.dk.com.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Curious Lists for Kids – Human Body

Author: Rachel Delahaye

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 766

Do you want to know about nine popular hair styles from history, how digestion works in six easy steps, and eight questions about the human body that have no answers? Then look no further because The Curious Book of Human Body Lists by Rachel Delahaye is absolutely bursting with eye-popping and informative lists about your body, guaranteed to keep you entertained and increase your general knowledge at the same time! Discover your body’s most curious bits and pieces, the most muscly gymnastics events, freaky human body museums ... and the worst cures for the Black Death. With quirky, colorful illustrations by Isabel Munoz, this is a great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
Art

Images of the Art Museum

Author: Eva-Maria Troelenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 382

View: 407

In recent years, the emerging field of museum studies has seen rapid expansion in the critical study of museums and scholars started to question the institution and its functions. To contribute differentiated viewpoints to the currently evolving meta-discourse on the museum, this volume aims to investigate how the institution of the museum has been visualized and translated into different kinds of images and how these images have affected our perception of these institutions. In this interdisciplinary collection, scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds, including art history, heritage, museums studies and architectural history, explore a broad range of case studies stretching across the globe. The volume opens up debate about the epistemological and historiographical significance of a variety of different images and representations of the Art Museum, including the transformation or adaptation of the image of the art museum across periods and cultures. In this context, this volume aims to develop a new theoretical framework while proposing new methodological tools and resources for the analysis of museological representations on a global scale.
Art

Museums, Health and Well-Being

Author: Helen Chatterjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 158

View: 670

The role of museums in enhancing well-being and improving health through social intervention is one of the foremost topics of importance in the museums sector today. With an aging population and emerging policies on the social responsibilities of museums, the sector is facing an unprecedented challenge in how to develop services to meet the needs of its communities in a more holistic and inclusive way. This book sets the scene for the future of museums where the health and well-being of communities is top of the agenda. The authors draw together existing research and best practice in the area of museum interventions in health and social care and offer a detailed overview of the multifarious outcomes of such interactions, including benefits and challenges. This timely book will be essential reading for museum professionals, particularly those involved in access and education, students of museums and heritage studies, as well as practitioners of arts in health, art therapists, care and community workers.
History

Reinventing the Museum

Author: Gail Anderson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 188

Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the museum community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development.