Book reviews
Civilizing the Museum

Civilizing the museum
The collected writings of Elaine Heumann Gurian

reviewed by Andrea Witcomb

A compilation of Elaine Heumann Gurian's speeches and writings that offer both an individual's thinking in relation to museum issues and a general record of a period in the history of museums.

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Memory Monuments and Museums

Memory, monuments and museums
The past in the present
Marilyn Lake (ed.)

reviewed by Jim Davidson

This collection of papers from the 2004 Australian Academy of Humanities symposium in Tasmania raises a number of significant issues for the museums sector.

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Thriving in the Knowledge Age

Thriving in the knowledge age
New business models for museums and other cultural institutions
John Falk and Beverley Sheppard

reviewed by Ruth Rentschler

A meeting of minds between museum experts and business specialists brings together different approaches to the business of museums.

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