The Academic Museums Collection

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This ground-breaking, acclaimed, 1712-page, three-volume collection brings together as much good, current thinking as possible about the opportunities and issues unique to academic museums. Wide-ranging and committed, this is a collection of essays written about, by, and for the community of academic museums. Above all, they are intended as a practical resource for that community. The authors were charged with sharing useful information: strategies, best practices, mistakes made, lessons learned, what worked, what didn’t, and why. Together, these books offer the combined wisdom of the profession for the benefit of its practitioners.

Each volume focuses on a distinctive aspect of academic museums’ operations:
Volume 1: Exhibitions and Education
Volume 2: Beyond Exhibitions and Education
Volume 3: Advancing Engagement

A vital resource for anyone working in or concerned about such museums… will become the standard text for generations to come.
James Cuno, President & CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust

Academic museums are a means through which the academy can engage with the community, both local and national, to allow society to gain access to knowledge - A Handbook for Academic Museums demonstrates how this is made possible.
Kate Pretty, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

The many fine essays… represent the rich range of activity and thought throughout the world of higher education and will delight all readers.
Jock Reynolds, The Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery

These essays provide insight into a range of complex issues… essential reading for all who work with and benefit from these unique institutions.
Kimerly Rorschach, Director, Seattle Art Museum; Past-President, Association of Art Museum Directors

These volumes contain responses to the new realities from some of the leading thinkers in the field… Some of these thoughts are bound to be controversial. So much the better.
William U Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art

An extraordinary resource for anyone interested in museums, teaching, and curating.
Michael R. Taylor, Director, Hood Museum of Art 

While I'm highly recommending things, let me direct your attention to the third volume in the Handbook for Academic Museums series, which includes a phenomenal essay by Peter Dean and Bradley Bateman on the Randolph College deaccessioning controversy.
Donn Zaretsky, The Art Law Blog, John Silberman Associates PC, New York.

As a recently-established academic museum, we are trying to teach our community about the role of such an institution on their campus and the essays in the Handbook for Academic Museums provide excellent stories and proven successes. 
Dr Natalie R. Marsh, Director, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, OH.



Series Editors: Stefanie S Jandl and Mark S Gold

Exhibitions and Education: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume 1
Pages: 692 
Colour illustrations: 86
Size: 216 x 140mm
ISBN: 978-1-910144-43-5 [paperback] | 978-1-910144-44-2 [hardback]

Beyond Exhibitions and Education: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume 2
Pages: 616
Colour illustrations: 59
Size: 216 x 140mm
ISBN: 978-1-910144-46-6 [paperback] | 978-1-910144-47-3 [hardback]

Advancing Engagement: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume 3
Pages: 404
Colour illustrations: 51
Size: 216 x 140mm
ISBN: 978-1-910144-40-4 [paperback] | 978-1-910144-41-1 [hardback]

OFFICIAL PRICE: £197 [paperback] | £277 [hardback]
COLLECTION PRICE: £140 [paperback | £190 [hardback]
YOU SAVE: £57 [paperback] | £87 [hardback]


Stefanie S Jandl is an independent museum professional with expertise in strengthening the teaching role of academic museums within their campus communities. She was the Andrew W Mellon Associate Curator for Academic Programs at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA, where she helped strengthen the museum’s Mellon Foundation-funded academic outreach program. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including the Labeltalk series, and has published on Man Ray. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an MA in Art History from Williams College.

Mark S Gold is a partner in the law firm of Parese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP, in Williamstown, MA. His diverse practice includes non-profit and museum law and he has done considerable research into the ethical rules on using the proceeds of deaccessioning. Gold is a Board Member of the New England Museum Association and holds a BA in International Studies and Economics from The American University, a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University. 

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