Subjects -> MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES (Total: 54 journals)
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Acervo : Revista do Arquivo Nacional     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Museologica Lithuanica     Open Access  
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Museum Novitates     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archivalische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivaria     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 199)
Boletín Científico : Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural     Open Access  
Bulletin of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Series in Museology and Monumental Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Curator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ICOFOM Study Series     Open Access  
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Curatorial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Museum Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of the History of Collections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of the Society of Archivists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the South African Society of Archivists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
La Lettre de l’OCIM     Open Access  
Land Use Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Metropolitan Museum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
MIDAS     Open Access  
Museologia & Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Museum and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Museum Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Museum Anthropology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Museum History Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Museum International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Museum Management and Curatorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Museum Worlds : Advances in Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Museums & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Museums Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Nordisk Museologi : The Journal Nordic Museology     Open Access  
Norsk museumstidsskrift     Open Access  
RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Revista de Museología : Kóot     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista del Museo de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista del Museo de La Plata     Open Access  
Sillogés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African Museums Association Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Technè     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Tejuelo : Revista de ANABAD Murcia     Open Access  
Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” (The Journal of “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Uncommon Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Μουσείο Μπενάκη     Open Access  
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Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies
Number of Followers: 20  

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ISSN (Print) 2049-4572 - ISSN (Online) 1364-0429
Published by Ubiquity Press Limited Homepage  [49 journals]
  • Re-Opening after COVID-19 in New Zealand

    • Abstract: New Zealand (NZ) opted for complete suppression of the spread of COVID-19. We summarise how the rules, introduced by the NZ government, affected the operation and staffing of the biggest regional museum and science centre, the Otago Museum. Published on 2020-10-27 11:24:16
  • ‘…Threat and Opportunity to Be Found in the Disintegrating World.’
           (O’Hara 2003, 71) – The Potential for Transformative Museum
           Experiences in the Post-Covid Era

    • Abstract: This short article aims to draw from Transformational Education Theory to highlight an opportunity for museums to contribute actively to individual and societal change through the delivery of transformational experiences. This paper advocates for intentional practice, inspired by Theory, with a clear purpose aimed at changing mind-sets and suggests a mechanism for creating these experiences.This sense of purpose has the potential to establish a significant role for museums as part of the societal response to the pandemic. Published on 2020-10-26 11:27:54
  • Pacific Barkcloth Under the Microscope – Characterisation of Condition,
           Decoration and Structure

    • Abstract: The creation of barkcloth begins with harvesting the inner bark of certain types of trees followed by soaking and beating with grooved beaters, a process which often leaves undulations on the surface of the bark, also known as the beater mark. The cloth can then be decorated using colorants, applied as particulate pigments, dyes or paints. The resulting material is highly ornate with varying surface textures and colours. The usefulness of stereo and standard light microscopy, ranging from around x10 for low and up to x200 for high-magnification microscopy, and macro photography to examine the subtleties of the surface of the cloth is highlighted in this research, with examples of barkcloth from the Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Glasgow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London collections. Examples of beater marks, particulate dye material, cracking painted surfaces, as well as the presence of two species used to create one cloth are shown, aspects that are not immediately obvious when examining the cloths with the naked eye. To further enhance the analysis from microscopy XRF and FTIR were used when appropriate. Observing the material in this way can increase appreciation for the aesthetic aspects of barkcloth and can further knowledge of the materials used in production. This can inform condition reports, storage requirements, and potential conservation treatments. Published on 2020-10-06 12:11:23
  • Whale Bone Puzzles: Reconstructing and Identifying Historical Whale
           Skeletons Using Archive Records, Osteology, and Zooarchaeology by Mass
           Spectrometry (ZooMS)

    • Abstract: Museum collections not only provide educational tools for the public, but also reference material for osteological research and baseline information for understanding historical population dynamics and food webs. Such applications are only possible, however, with accurate identifications of museum osteological specimens, which is sometimes challenging, as specimens can be separated from their original information. In order to clarify missing information about provenience and species identifications, we analysed 13 historical whale bone specimens from the Museum of Zoology, Strasbourg, using a multidisciplinary approach that combined historical document analysis, osteology, and Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS). These analyses enabled identification of elements from seven different whale species: five baleen whales (Mysticeti) and two toothed whales (Odontoceti). Two skeletons could be connected with letters from the early 1900s indicating they derived from whales stranded on the shores of South Island, New Zealand. One of these skeletons was digitized using a 3D scanner and can be freely viewed online. All of the samples will be available through a digital archive. The identification and digitization of these museum whale specimens, which include threatened and endangered whale species whose past histories are not yet fully understood, is of great value and ensures they are fully available for future systematic research. The study demonstrates a new and useful application of ZooMS, particularly in concert with other methods, to support museum collections research. Published on 2020-09-23 10:15:16
  • Using Museum Audio Guides in the Construction of Prosthetic Memory

    • Abstract: The intimacy and affective impact of the audio guide – and the spoken voice – could make it a suitable medium to represent and construct cultural memory. Research on the relevance of the audio guide in the context of cultural memory has, to the best of our knowledge, not yet been conducted. This article will address this by presenting experimental findings on the impact of two custom-made audio guides on visitors and subsequently examining these within a theoretical framework based on Alison Landsberg’s concept of prosthetic memory, as well as Gérard Genette’s writings about paratexts. In doing so, the focus is on examining the emotional distances perceived between the audio guide and the object on the one hand and the audio guide and its user on the other, as well as the balance between these two. We show that a close link between object and audio guide can either help emotionally engage the user or feel restrictive. A close connection between audio guide and user may be perceived as misleading but can also involve the user in creating prosthetic memory. Published on 2019-09-19 11:00:06
  • Predicting Future Condition and Conservation Costs from Modelling
           Improvements to the Indoor Environment: The Monumental Munch-Paintings in
           the University of Oslo’s Aula Assembly Hall

    • Abstract: The aim of this work was to assess how improvements to the indoor environment could affect the future condition, frequency and costs of major conservation-cleaning campaigns on the monumental paintings (1909–1916) by Edvard Munch, centrally located in the Aula assembly hall of the University of Oslo. A lower soiling rate is expected to reduce the need for frequent and major cleaning campaigns. Estimations were performed using the freely available NILU-EnvCul web-model. The conservation of these large, mostly unvarnished, oil paintings is challenging, and it is important to understand the potential benefits of preventive conservation measures. The results from the model suggested benefits from preventive conservation in protecting the paintings, and as a cost-efficient strategy to reduce the soiling and cleaning frequency. The model results indicated that an improvement in the indoor air quality in the Aula, of 50–80% as compared to the 1916–2009 average, would increase the time until the next similar major conservation cleaning campaign from approximately 45 years to between about 85 and 165 years. This should give a 45–70% reduction in the respective conservation costs. This saving was probably initiated by improvements in the recent past, before the last Aula campaign in 2009–11. Published on 2019-08-13 06:51:15
  • A Brief Insight Into the Secrets of the 120-Year-Old Main Curtain of the
           National Theatre of Costa Rica Through Non-Destructive Characterization

    • Abstract: This article features the preliminary characterization of thirty different-colored samples. The scrutinized fragments were taken from the 120-year-old main curtain from the National Theater of Costa Rica. Results from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) shed light on the textiles used, evidencing the presence of cotton in the reinforcement fabric and linen in the curtain itself. The infrared spectroscopy technique (FTIR) conveys information on the binders used, egg yolk in this case. The elemental composition of the studied pieces was identified using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy technique. Among the most common elements obtained are Zn, Ti, Ca and Ba. Samples which were green or red contained Cu or Cd and Se, respectively. Brown samples present marked signals of Fe. These findings point toward the use of materials such as verdigris, malachite, Scheele green, Cadmium red and Iron oxides as possible pigments within the palette of the curtain. The results obtained through these techniques are supported by a principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analysis, confirming the presence of three color groups and the existence of mixtures of pigments within the samples. This article delves into the world of stage curtains, from a technical, scientific and historical point of view. Published on 2019-08-13 06:29:02
  • Conservation of Anthracotherium magnum fossils from Chiuppano,

    • Abstract: Lignite deposits are characterized by a high probability of fossil preservation along with a high concentration of pyrite minerals. When fossils are discovered, exposure to the humidity and oxygen in the air begins a destabilization of the minerals and activation of chemical oxidation. In the last century, it was common practice to protect fossils by covering them with unspecified commercial varnish, but today it is clear this method is useless for long-term preservation. Moreover, varnish obliterates the precise features of teeth and bones, usually preventing researchers from correctly analysing and describing these specimens. In this paper, we describe the methodology applied for conserving fossils identified as Anthracotherium magnum, discovered in lignite deposits of Chiuppano (Vicenza, Italy) in the mid-twentieth century. We pre-prepared the specimens, removing varnish from the fossil surfaces, and we exposed them to an aerosol solution of PEG400 and concentrated ammonia. We discuss the colour shift of bones and the rediscovery of anatomical characteristics to underline the importance of prompt action in the preservation of fragile specimens for future exhibition. Published on 2019-08-06 12:15:05
  • “I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons for and Roadblocks to the Use
           of Historic University Collections in Teaching

    • Abstract: Collections of dress and textiles can make subjects such as history come to life. However previous studies have shown that many collections are underutilized within university settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine contributing and detracting factors for use. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with curators and collection managers (n = 15) at twelve institutions. Respondents were then asked to recommend faculty members who did (n = 9) or did not use the collection (n = 6). Through data analysis, four major themes were related by the collection managers including: 1) ambiguous roles and unknown collections, 2) continual need for collection management maintenance, 3) lack of process and access to the collections, and 4) misperceptions about the collections. Faculty that used the collection (n = 9) stated previous knowledge of the collection and the importance of material culture to student knowledge and understanding. Barriers as identified by those faculty that did not use the collection (n = 6) included lack of access and difficulty in scheduling time to use the collections. Published on 2019-06-26 11:20:45
  • The Seashells of an Iconic Public Artwork: Diversity and Provenance of the
           Mollusks of the Watts Towers

    • Abstract: The Watts Towers (WT), an iconic Los Angeles artwork created by Sabato Rodia in 1921–1954, is covered with mosaics whose elements include thousands of mollusk shells. Little is known about the diversity or sources of these shells. Here, we document the diversity of mollusk shells present in the WT and use data on their characteristics to make inferences about their provenance. We identified shells of 34 species, 24 of them bivalves (clams and their relatives) and 10 gastropods (snails). Almost all (29/34) of these species are native to southern California shorelines, especially those of bays and estuaries. Rodia could have accessed these sites on foot, by automobile, or by using the Red Car trolley system. Some of the bivalve shells bear drill holes made by naticid gastropods, suggesting that they were collected post-mortem, presumably after they had washed up on beaches. These observations are consistent with the sparse documentary evidence on the origin of the shells of the WT. This detailed information on the diversity of the seashells of the WT should be of utility to conservators, and of interest to scholars of and visitors to the WT. Published on 2019-01-14 14:35:05
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