The publication is a result from the ICOFOM project The History of Museology, consisting in a special issue of the Anais do Museu Histórico Nacional (Annals of the National Historical Museum) around the written works of French museologist André Desvallées, including some of his conceptual marks in theoretical museology and his recent Interview by Bruno Brulon Soares, who organizes the present issue.
We would like to introduce the internet site of the Journal of Museum & Culture, published by the Chinese Association of Museum, Taiwan (R.O.C.) as the following:
The Journal was launched in June 2011 as an independent peer reviewed journal which brings together original academic papers by scholars and museum professionals on the subject of museology in modern culture development.
The 4th issue of our journal will focus on“Museums, Communities and Knowledge”to discuss how museum reflect, practice and create knowledge and establish sharing forum in contemporary globalized environment.
It would be our great delight that you could help us to send the information to other friends or send us your academic papers. I believe that the journal would be very promising and fruitful under your support.
After publishing museological books by Stránský, Schärer, Maroevic and others, we are happy to announce the English version of André Desvallées and François Mairesse (ed.): Vers une redéfinition du musée? L’Harmattan, Paris, 2007 (Muséologies, directed by Michel Van Praët) by
Ann Davis, André Desvallées and François Mairesse (ed.): What is a Museum? Revised and enlarged edition with English translation by Ann Davis, Lynn Maranda and Suzanne Nash.
This publication of 218 pages and 59 illustrations appears in two versions:
1) the print version (black and white, by the end of January, 2011)
2) the PDF version (in full colour, already released for download). This book is addressed to administrators and politicians, museum professionals and museologists likewise. It considers the ICOM definition of museum in a new light and gives an impression of how visitors interact with museums.
For more information on authors, contributions and online orders see www.museum-aktuell.de/shop/themes/kategorie/detail.php; The book can be ordered directly online from our shop www.museum-aktuell.de/shop/themes/kategorie/detail.php or by any bookshop worldwide: ISBN 978-3-932704-81-9 The price for the printed version is 32 € plus PAP; the price for the PDF version (print possible)is 28 € (payable with most credit cards via "Click & Buy", a secure payment system by Deutsche Telecom). For general information on Click & Buy see, in many languages (select your country) www.clickandbuy.com/WW_en/payment/index.html For a quick download in three steps use this link: www.museum-aktuell.de/index.php;
Dr. Christian Müller-Straten
Verlag Dr. Christian Müller-Straten
Member ICOFOM Germany