America's College Museums, by Danilov, Victor
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- ISBN: 9781592376742 | 1592376746
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/1/2011
The only resource of its kind, this work presents a comprehensive picture of over 1,100 museums, galleries, and related facilities in American universities and colleges. It is an essential in-house reference tool for all campus museums and galleries and should be found in university, college, and public libraries as well. Students and their visitors may be surprised at the wealth and variety of culture readily available on their own campuses, and this guide makes the investigatory task easy. Features include: Detailed introductory chapters offer an overview of the field, dealing with such aspects as history, mission, types, governance, and much more; Updated Directory of Organization with detailed information on museums and collections of art, botanical gardens, costumes, geology, historical houses & sites, marine sciences, medical & health, musical instruments, natural history, photography, planetaria, religion, science & technology, sculptures, zoology and much more; an Appendix, Selected Bibliography and Cumulative Index complete the text. Beyond being fascinating in its scope, this reference provides a wide variety of information about the operations of the facilities, practical details that are not available anywhere else.