Book reviews
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Museum texts
Communication frameworks

review by Thérèse Weber

This book looks at exhibition labels from a linguist's perspective and offers a fresh interpretation of what constitutes 'good' exhibition text.

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South Pacific museums
Experiments in culture

review by Conal McCarthy

An edited collection on museums in the South Pacific, the first of its kind, is a notable achievement. While not intending to be a general reader in museum studies, this overview of new museums in the region contains a range of articles on a variety of institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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The anthropology of art
A reader

review by June Ross

The seventh in a series published by Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, this compilation of papers is an essential reader for anthropologists, art historians, museum and gallery professionals, and anyone with an interest in art.

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