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Museums in motion; an introduction to the history and functions of museums, 2d ed.


Museums in motion; an introduction to the history and functions of museums, 2d ed.

Alexander, Edward P. and Mary Alexander.

AltaMira Press


352 pages



American Association For State and Local History book series


This volume covers the history of museums by type, art, natural history, and anthropology, science, history, botanical gardens, zoos, and those for youth, followed by a section on museum functions, from collecting to public service, to the museum profession. It focuses on European and US museums and discusses future challenges at the end of each chapter. The late Edward Alexander most recently served as professor of museum studies at the U. of Delaware. The book is a revision of his 1979 text. His daughter, Mary Alexander, is a museum educator and administrator. She has updated information on museum practice and provided more current references.

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