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  • Hardcover: 198 pages
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press (Sept. 26 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0759111804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0759111806
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.9 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,517,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

Cities need museums as people need memories: not as a repository of their past, but as a token of their identity and a guide to the future. Here is a unique survey of city museums from five continents to stimulate discussion about such museums' varied functions – from archive to development workshop. (Joseph Rykwert, University of Pennsylvania; author of The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century)

A far more compelling book than others of its kind. (Museums Journal, February 2009)

Books that arise from conferences are often uneven and poorly structured butCity Museums and City Development is an exception. (ReCollections)

This book brings together the latest thinking and scholarship on a topic that is critical to the future of all museums. City museums, more than any other topic specific cultural institutions, not only carry the seeds of memory but bear the responsibility of reflecting the increasingly diverse populations they serve. These museums, through their programs, bring relevance to their various publics, serve as places of discussion and civil discourse, and ultimately inform and enlighten their citizens. (Sal Cilella, Director, Atlanta History Center)

The contents should both inspire and challenge anyone working in a history museum, especially one in an urban setting. (AASLH History News)

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.


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