In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges. New material also includes a discussion of the children's museum as a distinct type of institution and an exploration of the role computers play in both outreach and traditional in-person visits.Hor- naday refused to employ the Hagenbeck system of moats, because he did not want to keep the public sixty or seventy ... He thought a zoo existed aquot;to collect and exhibit fine and rare animalsaquot; and to enable aquot;the greatest possible number of ... Hornaday, in addition to serving as the first director of the aquot;Bronx Zoo, aquot; chaired the American Bison Society and led its ... The SSP program assists many zoos in breeding programs worldwide, and it has been called the aquot;animal dating service.
|Title||:||Museums in Motion|
|Author||:||Edward Porter Alexander, Mary Alexander|
|Publisher||:||Rowman Altamira - 2008|