A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

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Rowman Altamira, 2006 - 151 pages
Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions influence us and proposes ways to strengthen their roles as advocates for critical thinking and inquiry.
 

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Contents

The Cognitive Management of Cultural Institution
1
What I Saw in the Museum
25
What I Read in the Library
29
Wanting At Ten
35
Rescuing the User
43
Reading Beyond the Museum
57
Five Thoughtful Exercises
69
Observing Collaborations Between Libraries and Museum
81
What Do We Want to Happen?
91
Heroic Life Learning Life
101
Memory
111
A Place Not a Place
125
Invisible Actions Invisible Traces
135
Index
143
About the Author
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David Carr teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Museum News, Curator, Public Libraries, and in other journals and collections.

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