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The Resource Treasures on earth : museums, collections and paradoxes, Keith S. Thomson

Treasures on earth : museums, collections and paradoxes, Keith S. Thomson

Label
Treasures on earth : museums, collections and paradoxes
Title
Treasures on earth
Title remainder
museums, collections and paradoxes
Statement of responsibility
Keith S. Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our nation's museums are dynamic entities in which we not only preserve the past and interpret the present, but also launch our dreams for the future. They are vitally important, a physical manifestation of our culture and history, of nature and science, of art and artifice - so why are many museums seriously short of funds and some failing?" "We find ourselves caught in a dilemma, wanting to utilize as much as possible of our cultural and natural heritage but being unable to save it all. In this work, Professor Thomson, the Director of the highly respected Oxford University Museum, examines the glories and tribulations of modern collections and asks some probing and inconvenient questions: Do we really need all those collections and museums? Who are museums for? Who will pay? Who will choose?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thomson, Keith Stewart.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Museums
  • Collectors and collecting
Label
Treasures on earth : museums, collections and paradoxes, Keith S. Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-112) and index
Control code
982002391276
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 114 p.
Isbn
9780571212958
Lccn
2002391276
Label
Treasures on earth : museums, collections and paradoxes, Keith S. Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-112) and index
Control code
982002391276
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 114 p.
Isbn
9780571212958
Lccn
2002391276
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