University and College Museums, Galleries, and Related Facilities: A Descriptive Directory
The first guide of its kind in over a half century, this work contains 1,108 descriptions in 24 categories. It presents a comprehensive picture of museums, galleries, and related facilities in American universities and colleges. The first 10 chapters offer an overview of the field, dealing with such aspects as history, mission, types, governance, and much more. 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. The directory describes museums and similar facilities in 24 categories, with nearly half the institutions being art museums and art galleries. The others range from agricultural museums to botanical gardens. Beyond being fascinating in its scope, the book provides a wide variety of information about the operations of the facilities—practical details that are not available anywhere else. This is the book where professionals can learn about each other and visitors can research just what is available on any campus.