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  Subjects -> MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES (Total: 38 journals)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal  
American Museum Novitates     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Archivalische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Archivaria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Archives and Manuscripts     Partially Free   (Followers: 37)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116)
Curator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Curatorial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the History of Collections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of the Society of Archivists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of the South African Society of Archivists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La Lettre de l’OCIM     Open Access  
Land Use Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Metropolitan Museum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
MIDAS     Open Access  
Mouseion     Open Access  
Museum Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Museum Anthropology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Museum History Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Museum International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Museum Management and Curatorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Museum Worlds : Advances in Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Museums & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Museums Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Revista de Museología : Kóot     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista del Museo de Antropología     Open Access  
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Tejuelo : Revista de ANABAD Murcia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa”     Open Access  
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   ISSN (Print) 2049-4572 - ISSN (Online) 1364-0429
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  • A Nanochemist and a Nanohumanist Take a Walk Through the German Museum: An
           Analysis of the Popularization of Nanoscience and Technology in Germany

    • Abstract:   This paper is an analysis of the NST (Nanoscience and Technology) exhibit at the DM (Deutsches Museum) from the point of view of a German studies scholar and a nanoscientist. Established in 2005, the exhibit and its associated lectures, tours, and documentation purport to make the public more familiar with the new technology and its applications. Our task was to evaluate the science as it is presented and, equally importantly, the story the museum tells about NST, since science can never be isolated from its cultural narrative; it can never be culled from the culture in which it is embedded despite our penchant for a neat division between these two realms. By evaluating the science as it is presented in the museum and considering it within its German cultural context, we offer an analytical overview of NST in the public sphere. Secondly, we cast our eye toward discerning the ‘why’ of the exhibit. Is it designed to civilize and enlighten and thus empower the public in their understanding of NST as an emerging technology' Does the exhibit have a propagandistic aspect designed to sway the public in hope of avoiding the difficult struggles that have embroiled emergent technologies in the past' Or, is the nanoexhibit a hybrid of each approach intended to both enlighten and sway' Published on None
       
  • The Body in the Museum

    • Abstract: Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing, Leahy, H R, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 216 pages, 2012 Published on None
       
  • Whole-Drawer Imaging of Entomological Collections: Benefits, Limitations
           and Alternative Applications

    • Abstract: This paper examines current progress in whole-drawer imaging (digitization) of insect collections, and the advantages and disadvantages of different methods used. Based on their own experiences in whole-drawer imaging and the subsequent curatorship of virtual collections the authors discuss: 1) possible modifications of the technique suitable for small collections and museums, 2) optical limitations of the technique, 3) advantages and disadvantages of curating virtual collections, and 4) other possible applications of whole-drawer imaging. Published on None
       
  • The Public Domain vs. the Museum: The Limits of Copyright and
           Reproductions of Two-dimensional Works of Art

    • Abstract: The problem of museums and public institutions handling reproductions of works in their collections is not only a legal question but also one of museum ethics. Public museums are committed to spreading knowledge and to making their collections accessible. When it comes to images of their holdings, however, they often follow a restrictive policy. Even for works in the public domain they claim copyright for their reproductive photographs. This paper offers an analysis of the different interests at stake, a short survey of important cases, and practical recommendations. Published on None
       
  • Dis/Solution: Lina Bo Bardi’s Museu de Arte de São Paulo

    • Abstract: The year 2014 marked the centenary of the birth of Roman-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Among the best known of Lina’s many contributions to Brazilian modernism is Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). Begun in 1957 and opened in 1968, MASP flouted European museological and museographical conventions, dissolving structural, temporal and hierarchical boundaries. Lina’s expressive architectonic forms and revolutionary exhibition scheme allowed the works in the MASP collection to literally stand on their own as objects liberated completely from chronological, connoisseurial and scholarly classification systems. Lina designed MASP to provoke ‘reactions of curiosity and investigation’ by redefining notions of space and form within and beyond the context of the museum as mausoleum, archive and treasury. This collaborative analysis examines the philosophical, theoretical, practical and formal elements of what John Cage purportedly characterized as ‘the architecture of freedom’. Toward that end, this article situates MASP and its collections within broader historical discourses of museum practice to reveal the transgressive genius of Lina’s architectural and museal gestures. We conclude with a discussion of current debates surrounding the conventionalization of MASP’s exhibition protocols, considered in the contexts of conservation and proposed changes to the structure and its immediate urban setting. Published on None
       
  • The Dark Value of Criminal Bodies: Context, Consent, and the Disturbing
           Sale of John Parker’s Skull

    • Abstract: The recent sale of a human skull at an auction in Sussex should raise ethical concerns. Whenever human body parts are sold or put in a glass case and displayed for public view people should be provided with context and extensively informed about what they see. The gaze is never innocent, and to ignore the particular journeys that body parts take into auction rooms, anatomy departments, and museums is to be complicit in acts of historical injustice. In this case the skull was that of John Parker, who was executed by hanging in 1813. The likelihood that this was illicitly obtained by medical professionals means that the sale of the skull at auction two hundred years later is fraught with ethical problems. Along with a discussion of context, fragments like Parker’s skull must therefore also become part of a debate about consent. Issues of context and consent can help us think about the display of human remains in museums in a manner that is intimate and ‘disturbingly informative’ (Mütter Museum 2014). However, the sale of Parker’s skull – described as an ‘antique piece’ in the press coverage (BBC News 2014) – is a reminder that the global marketplace in objectified body parts is disturbing in quite a different manner. Published on None
       
  • Can Paper and Adhesive alone Sustain Damaging Populations of Booklice'

    • Abstract: Booklice (Liposcelis bostrychophila) are pests in museums and libraries, but it is not known whether a population can build up on paper and adhesives alone in the absence of any other significant nutrient sources. Insects were reared on incubated cellulose paper, either alone or combined with different adhesives, in order to observe if any of these conditions could support population growth. A comparison was also made with insects reared on samples of paper combined with a diet mixture used to culture booklice.  Changes in the physical condition of each paper were additionally noted.  The paper with diet mixture exhibited significant population increase (6142 per cent) after 49 days. The paper alone and the combinations of paper and adhesives were not able to support population growth, although the proportions of insects surviving after ten months differed, with the paper alone and paper in combination with proprietary starch-based glue (SBG) maintaining the greatest proportions of surviving insects. The paper and adhesives had become discoloured and brittle in all of the combinations tested, although there was very little visible evidence of fungal growth outside of the control groups (paper alone). Chemical indicators of paper degradation were not detected in extracts of incubated paper (paper alone). Controlled atmospheres, good housekeeping and close monitoring of the most vulnerable collections are key to preventing infestations of Liposcelis bostrychophila. Further work is required to study the effects of a more diverse range of paper and adhesive combinations. Published on None
       
  • The Formation of Microenvironments in Polyester Enclosures

    • Abstract: Inert polyester sheets, such as Melinex and Mylar, are widely used in conservation to create envelope-like enclosures for storing and protecting flat objects (paper, parchment, papyrus, etc.). These materials are known to be chemically stable and present no direct risks to the enclosed items; however, as the films have a low permeability, such enclosures may lead to the creation of internal microenvironments. This will both limit the response to external changes and potentially trap any internally generated volatiles with the object. The likelihood of different forms of enclosures doing so is investigated in this paper. The resulting data will help to inform decisions about choices of construction of enclosures for particular objects, environments and purposes. Published on None
       
  • Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories
           & Challenges

    • Abstract: Collectors, Collections & Collecting the Arts of China: Histories & Challenges, Steuber, J, and Lai G. Eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 327 pages, 2014. Published on None
       
  • Panoramic, Macro and Micro Multispectral Imaging: An Affordable System for
           Mapping Pigments on Artworks

    • Abstract: Multispectral imaging systems are used in art examinations to map and identify pigments, binders and areas of retouching. A monochromatic camera is combined with an appropriate wavelength selection system and acquires a variable number of spectral images of a scene. These images are then stacked into a reflectance imaging cube to reconstruct reflectance spectra from each of the images’ pixels. This paper presents an affordable multispectral imaging system composed of a monochromatic CCD camera and a set of only 12 interference filters for mapping pigments on works of art and for the tentative identification of such pigments. This work demonstrates the versatility of this set-up, a versatility enabling it to be applied to different tasks, involving examination and documentation of objects of varying size. Use of this multispectral camera for both panoramic and macro photography is discussed, together with the possibilities facilitated from the coupling of the system to a stereomicroscope and a compound microscope. This system is of particular interest for the cultural heritage sector because of its hardware simplicity and acquisition speed, as well as its lightness and small dimensions. Published on None
       
 
 
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