A bibliography for history, history curatorship, and museums /
Gaynor Kavanagh.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, VT : Scolar Press, 1996.
221 p. ; 24 cm.
1859282032 (cloth)
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Aldershot ; Brookfield, VT : Scolar Press, 1996.
1859282032 (cloth)
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1996-12-01:
Kavanagh asserts that this reference work, which has been regularly updated since the 1980s, is intended for museum professionals. He also notes that museum studies is a dynamic field in which professionals address a wide range of compelling issues. This bibliography is thoughtfully organized in eight major categories, from theory to collecting, and cites well-known works published in English during the last 25 years. Unfortunately Kavanagh does not succeed in providing the reader with a clear sense of the major issues. The book would also be significantly more useful if the entries were annotated. The reader has no way to determine the value of a given work except by obtaining it. An example of a more useful work in the field is Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America, 1650-1920, ed. by K.L. Ames and G.W.R. Ward (CH, Oct'90). Ames and Ward provide topic introductions as well as annotations. Curiously absent in Kavanagh are articles from a major American journal, The Public Historian. In sum, Kavanagh has provided an accepted list of works in the field, but its benefits are limited. Research libraries. S. L. Recken University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Long Description
The Bibliography is a vital guide to literature sources on history making within the personal and public domains, with specific reference to history museums and collections.It begins with an essay in which history making in museums - through collections, exhibitions and interpretative work - is considered in relation to social trends and popular interest. The essay charts some of the dominant characteristics of museum provision. The central section of the book is a detailed bibliography concluding with reviews of those works which are particularly recommended.
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This book is a vital guide to literature sources on history making within the personal and public domains, with specific reference to history museums and collections.
Table of Contents
Bibliographies, Textbooks and Periodicals
History Theory
Thinking about History
Thinking about History in the Museum
Thinking about Objects
History Making
African-American Histories
City/Urban Histories
Early Histories
Histories of Children and Childhood
Histories of Religion and Belief
Histories of Social and/or Personal Experience
Histories of War and Peace
Histories of Work, Industry and Transport
Maritime Histories
National Histories
Personality Museums
Plural Histoies
Rural Histories
Science and Museums
Women's Histories in Museums
History and the Public
History and Memory
Museum Visitors
Exhibition Techniques
Living History
Forming the Archive
Thinking about People and Places
Useful Secondary Sources
Research and Recording Methods
Museum Research and Fieldwork
Using Primary Sources
Looking and the Environment
Photography and Video
Oral History
Acquisition and Disposal
Managing the Archive
Collection Policy
Documentation of Collections
Classification of Systems
Conservation and Restoration
Storage and Security
Histories of History Museums
Management and Planning
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