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viii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction : Explore
  • Part I. Collect : Why collect?
  • Collectable
  • Acquisitions
  • In the field
  • Who collects?
  • Part II. Preserve : Into the storeroom
  • Paperwork
  • The ethics of objects
  • Part III. Display : Objects, stories and visitors
  • Objects on display
  • Organizations and juxtapositions
  • Explanations and encounters
  • Setting the scene
  • Turned inside out: visible storage
  • Part IV. Use: What use is a museum?
  • Museums make communities
  • Learning from things
  • Teaching with things
  • The promise of museums
  • Coda: Consider.
Museum lovers know that energy and mystery run through every exhibition. Steven Lubar explains work behind the scenes-collecting, preserving, displaying, and using art and artifacts in teaching, research, and community-building-through historical and contemporary examples, especially the lost but reimagined Jenks Museum at Brown University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971042 20180226
Green Library
AMSTUD-134-01, ARCHLGY-134-01, ARCHLGY-234-01, ARTHIST-284B-01, CSRE-134-01, EDUC-214-01, NATIVEAM-134-01
Book
volumes <1-2> : maps ; 24 cm
  • Volume 1. From Antiquity to 1881. Egyptology in Antiquity
  • A Medieval Hiatus
  • Ancient Egypt in the Renaissance
  • Ancient Egypt in the Age of the Enlightenment
  • The Discovery of Ancient Egypt
  • The Decipherment of the Hieroglyphs
  • Lifting the Veil
  • Egypt Itself
  • Arrested Development
  • Consolidation
  • Preservation and Depredation
  • Taking Possession of Egypt for the Cause of Science
  • Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Art, Photography, and Literature
  • Mariette's Monopoly.
  • Volume 2. The Golden Age: 1881-1914. The Golden Age
  • Akhenaten Lives!
  • The Seven Hathors
  • New Horizons
  • Greco-Roman Egypt
  • Loret's Interlude
  • The Return of Maspero
  • New Players in the Game
  • The Berlin School and Its Rivals
  • Egyptology Comes to America
  • The United States Enters the Field
  • Attention Turns South
  • The Twilight of the Golden Age.
The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the first of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, follows the fascination with ancient Egypt from antiquity until 1881, tracing the recovery of ancient Egypt and its impact on the human imagination in a saga filled with intriguing mysteries, great discoveries, and scholarly creativity. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789774165993 20160618
Green Library
AMSTUD-134-01, ARCHLGY-134-01, ARCHLGY-234-01, ARTHIST-284B-01, CSRE-134-01, EDUC-214-01, NATIVEAM-134-01
Book
xiv, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS-- INTRODUCTION-- LIST OF MAPS-- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS-- 1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND-- 2. GEOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT EGYPT-- 3. SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT-- 4. RELIGION OF THE LIVING-- 5. FUNERARY BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS-- 6. ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING-- 7. WRITTEN EVIDENCE-- 8. THE ARMY AND NAVY-- 9. FOREIGN TRADE AND TRANSPORT-- 10. ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY-- 11. EVERYDAY LIFE-- CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE-- LIST OF MUSEUMS WITH EGYPTIAN COLLECTIONS-- BIBLIOGRAPHY-- INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195366716 20160528
The Nile Valley civilization, which spanned a period from c. 5000 B.C. to the early centuries A.D., was one of the earliest created by humankind. This handy reference provides a comprehensive overview of more than five millennia of Egyptian history and archaeology, from predynastic times to the Old and New Kingdoms to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Accessible, authoritative, and clearly organized, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt offers an engaging look at a culture whose art and architecture, religion, and medicine would come to form the basis of Western Civilization. The thematically arranged chapters allow readers easy access to particular topics, including historical background, geography, government, religion, funerary customs, architecture, literature, the military, the economy, and everyday life. Drawing on written sources dating from c. 3100 B.C. and historical evidence including monuments, artifacts, inscriptions, and preserved human remains, Rosalie David covers everything from the Sun Cult and the pyramids to the arrival and spread of Christianity. The Handbook contains 112 maps, photographs, and original line drawings, a chronological table, an appendix listing museums with Egyptian collections, and extensive bibliographies included with each chapter. Combining both archaeological and historical sources, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Egyptian history, archaeology, religions, or culture. In this new edition, the author discusses the latest findings in areas that are currently at the forefront of Egyptological research. A new chapter on Egyptology describes the history of the field, the results of the latest excavations, and the techniques involved in new scientific studies, such as DNA analysis and the tracing of disease patterns. This newly revised edition takes into account the discoveries of the last few years that have led Egyptologists to change their perspective on some aspects of life in ancient Egypt, including a reevaluation of the purpose and functions of the Egyptian temples, the role of the Great Royal Wife, and the possible date and nature of the Biblical Exodus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195366716 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-134-01, ARCHLGY-134-01, ARCHLGY-234-01, ARTHIST-284B-01, CSRE-134-01, EDUC-214-01, NATIVEAM-134-01
Book
xxiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. What for whom?-- 2. Origins and influences-- 3. Current aims, scope, and theory-- 4. The legal framework-- 5. Geographic scope-- Part II. Collections: 6. Archaeological collections-- 7. Excavation archives-- 8. Human remains-- 9. Research-- 10. Conservation and collections care-- Part III. Interpretation: 11. The visiting public-- 12. Displaying archaeology: methods-- 13. Displaying archaeology: examples-- 14. Schools, public and community programmes-- Part IV. Conclusions: 15. Conclusions-- 16. Museums mentioned in text.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521860765 20180312
An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides a comprehensive survey and synthesis of all aspects of current museum practice in relation to the discipline of archaeology. Drawing heavily on examples it deconstructs the different challenges posed by trying to tell archaeological stories in museum buildings, and on related sites. The final section sums up the state of museum archaeology in the early 21st century and discusses the major issues it is currently confronting. There is also a detailed list of every museum and exhibit mentioned in the book, with a Web address and an exhaustive list of references. An Introduction to Museum Archaeology provides an essential text for anyone studying museums, archaeology or cultural heritage and a reference for those working in these fields. It is full of detailed information, and discusses concepts and provides the context for current debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521860765 20180312
Green Library
AMSTUD-134-01, ARCHLGY-134-01, ARCHLGY-234-01, ARTHIST-284B-01, CSRE-134-01, EDUC-214-01, NATIVEAM-134-01
Book
viii, 198 p., 1 l. illus. 18 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
AMSTUD-134-01, ARCHLGY-134-01, ARCHLGY-234-01, ARTHIST-284B-01, CSRE-134-01, EDUC-214-01, NATIVEAM-134-01