Treasures on Earth

Museums, Collections and Paradoxes

Keith Thomson
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At best, museums and their collections are dynamic entities in which we not only preserve that past and interpret the present, but where we also launch our dreams for the future. But if they are so important, why are museums in trouble, with most seriously short of funds and some failing?

We want to preserve and utilise as much as possible of our cultural and natural heritage but are no longer able to afford to save it all, if indeed we ever could. This book examines the state of museums and asks some inconvenient questions: Do we really need all those collections? Must everything be saved? Who are museums for? Who will pay? Who will choose?

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571212958
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items


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