Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for May 2017 | Heard Museum

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for May 2017

May 3, 2017

Since 1977, museums around the world have designated May 18th as International Museum Day. According to the International Council of Museums, this day is set aside to raise awareness that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” The theme for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums.” Here are four library collection selections that range from documenting the early history of museums in America to defining how museums stay relevant in today’s larger society. All four examples are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, visit our Library page and select the Search Catalog link.

Decolonizing museums : representing Native America in national and tribal museums
Lonetree, Amy
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012
Heard call number E76.85 .L66 2012

Defining memory : local museums and the construction of history in America’s changing communities
Levin, Amy, editor
Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2007
Heard call number E172 .D3 2007

Letting Go? : sharing historical authority in a user-generated world
Adair, Bill, Benjamin Filene and Laura Koloski, editors
Philadelphia, PA : Pew Center for Arts & Heritage ; Walnut Creek : Distributed by Left Coast Press, c2011
Heard call number CD950 .L488 2011

Riches, rivals & radicals : 100 years of museums in America
Schwarzer, Marjorie
Washington, DC : American Association of Museums, c2006
Heard call number OVZ: AM11 .S35 2006