Reflecting critically on the current condition of museums and their possible futures, Stephen E. Weil argues that cultural institutions need to free themselves from a fascination with technique and process to concentrate more intently on purpose. He contends that to succeed, or merely survive, a museum must be able to project clear goals that its supporting community finds of value and must demonstrate its competence to achieve those goals on a sustainable basis.
Volume 1. The Worlds of Museums, Educational Sites & Centers Volume 2. Museum & Tourist Education Center Jobs & Careers Volume 3. Major Art Galleries & Museums around the World
This book has more websites covering museums, science centers, education fun centers and planetariums worldwide than any book or website anywhere.
Itâs an education book for teachers and history-science-art buffs interested in finding website lists of museums, planetariums and art galleries to explore.
Itâs a career and job book for people wanting to work at museums, science centers, planetariums and art galleriesworldwide.
I provide contact information for lots of museums and their websites in the United States and all over the world then I cover some categories of museums like crime museums, childrenâs museums, science museums, toy museums, aviation museums, erotic museums, etc.
I provide one big list of museum websites around the world.
I provide one straight list of United States museum websites, two lists of United States museums without websites and provide at least two easy websites where you can find United States museums state-by-state.
I provide pretty big lists of science museums, planetariums, observatories and space centers, commercial and nonprofit learning discovery centers, major gardens, art museums, art galleries and more.
I also provide two lists of world tourist board websites in most countries and a list of Europe country tourist websites where you can look up museums country-by-country.
According to the book Museums of the World, there are about 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
It was quite a task to do the book. Some of the lists I used came from lists that were over ten years old so there will be some dead links in there.
When the internet started going commercial, some people made up museum lists to try to make money by selling ads but thatâs all stopped. People donât do that kind of stuff anymore so I have to do it myself out of my love for intellection stimulation.
This is the superbook if youâre into museums and science centers.
A List of Types of Museums
museumsusa.org/museums has links to a bunch of types of museums at the bottom half of the page.
Aerospace museums African American museums American national museums Archaeological museums Art museums and galleries Biographical museums Children's museums Creationist museums Defunct museums Ethnic museums Farm museums Historic house museums History museums Industry museums Jail and prison museums Lighthouse museums Living museums Media museums Medical museums Military and war museums Mill museums Mining museums Music museums Native American museums Natural history museums Open-air museums Philatelic museums Presidential libraries Railway museums Religious museums Science museums Scouting museums Sculpture parks Ships as museums Smithsonian Institution Sports museums Technology museums Transport museums University museums
African-American Museums/ Black History Museums
blackmuseums.org, Association of African-American Museums, no list of museums as far as I could see. sil.si.edu/Subject-Guide/afram-museums.html
ibhm.org rlotte.org, AACC, The Afro-American Cultural Center. afro.com bcri.org/index.html, Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham museum. caam.ca.gov, CAAM, California African American Museum. civilrightsmuseum.org, Nat'l Civil Rights Museum ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/index.htm, Jim Crow Museum nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html, Schomburg Center, NY Public Library.
Physical description; 192 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes; "Published for the Trustees of the British Museum." Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject; Museum conservation methods. Genres; Bibliography. Illustrated.