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City Museums and City Development (Hardcover)

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By Ian Jones (Editor), Robert R. MacDonald (Editor), Darryl McIntyre (Editor)
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Description


Traditionally, city museums have been keepers of city history. Many have been exercises in nostalgia, reflecting city pride. However, a new generation of museums focuses increasingly on the city's present and future as well as its past, and on the city in all of its diversity, challenges, and possibilities. Above all, these museums are gateways to understanding the city--our greatest and most complex creation and the place where half the world's population now lives. In this book, experts in the field explore this 'new' city museum and the challenge of contributing positively to city development.

About the Author


Ian Jones is the Secretary of CAMOC (Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities), one of the international committees forming part of the International Council of Museums. Robert R. Macdonald is director emeritus, Museum of the City of New York, where he previously served as CEO for 17 years. Darryl McIntyre has been group director for public programs at the Museum of London since November 2003.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780759111806
ISBN-10: 0759111804
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2008
Pages: 198
Language: English