Resources


http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Historical-Contemporary-Perspectives-Paradigm/dp/0759101701/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316192975&sr=1-5

This link is to the Amazon Page for the Book “Reinventing the Museum, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Paradigm Shift” by Gail Anderson. I found this book interesting because it shows the paradigm shift that has been occurring within museums over the past century. Museums have shifted from being inward-looking, collection centered museums to an audience responsive and community connected museum. Its a good resource because it shows museum professionals what has changed and how we should respond to the changes. Museums are becoming more and more about what the audience wants.

http://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Museums/

This link is to the Open Directory Project. It is an open source directory run by volunteers. It is a directory of the Web and has a vast amount of sites on it but what I focused on was the section on Museums. It has various different categories and each category contains a bunch of links. So if someone is interested in visiting a history museum or just wants more information, they can go to the history category and it lists a bunch of links to history museums. It also has a section on Museum Resources which is great because museum professionals could search this site to help them out on various issues. They have a site with archives of 18th and 19th century periodicals and also have sites with employment opportunities.

I found this video interesting and informative. As a student on the Registration track, seeing what a registrar does when they loan out a object helps me visualize what actually goes on instead of learning it in a class or reading in a book. It might not be very long but it does give some important information on how they pack an object and what they look for when doing a condition report. I found that this was a good resource for a new professional because it shows you what must be done to ensure the safety of the object.

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