Author: Peter Davis
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 0718502086
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Nature

"Using case studies from around the world, Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place assesses the current range of activities undertaken by ecomuseums and suggests ways in which they might contribute towards ecotourism and sustainable communities."--Jacket.

Eine kurze Geschichte des Fortschritts

Author: Ronald Wright
ISBN: 3498073567
Release Date: 2006-01

Selbst im Verhältnis zur Geschichte seiner eigenen Existenz auf Erden ist die Geschichte des menschlichen Fortschritts kurz. Und sie könnte schon bald zu Ende sein. Wie gingen Aufstieg und Fall bedeutender Zivilisationen vorsich, was können, ja müssen wir

Open Conversations Public Learning in Libraries and Museums

Author: David Carr
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591587705
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural institutions must reimagine their roles as education facilities for their communities and address the public need for conversations in safe and fair places, thereby renewing their essential place in democratic society. This book explains how. • An annotated bibliography of key works • A standard bibliography

The Museums Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015066179626
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Museums

"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

The Promise of Cultural Institutions

Author: David Carr
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780585471860
Release Date: 2004-09-08
Genre: Reference

This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions—often museums or libraries—have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges us to contemplate both the effects and the responsibilities, to examine carefully the nuances of these experiences. Yet a visit to a cultural institution is itself only one act in the broader activity of learning throughout our lives. Carr has much to say about the experience of learning in its best sense and thus speaks not only to lovers of cultural institutions, but also to lovers of learning everywhere.