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Why Museum and Why not Museum? Perspective of a Museologist on Museum and Cultural Heritage

A.K. Das (Author)

This book entitled – “Why Museum and Why not Museum: Perspective of a Museologyist on Museums and Cultural Heritage” is a fusion of assorted articles dealing with Museum and Cultural Heritage as an interspersing whole. It consists of six interrelated chapters beginning with Museum as public institution and Museology as academic discipline supplemented by multiple other cognate heritage issues. It is aimed at addressing problems arising out of contemporary situation about the relevance of the museum in the human society. The first chapter of this book critically dealing with the Conventional Museology followed by New Museology revolving round the Eco-Museum and Community Museum and its problems and prospects. The practices of museum digitization and computer application in documentation system have been thoroughly discussed. The book also deals with Cultural Heritage issues including Intangible cultural Properties, restitution of cultural properties and its dilemma in South East Asia, Cultural Policy Planning and nitty-gritty of Research Methodology in Museum and Heritage Institutions as well as problem of plagiarism. Some aspects of traditional aesthetic milieu consisting of little known tribal and folk art and its contemporary status have also been incorporated for a holistic understanding. This book presents latest data and fresh information on the current issues of Museology and Heritage studies including Covid19 Pandemic and impact on Museum and Heritage all over the world. This is the most comprehensive book on Museum and Heritage of recent time giving a wide coverage not only useful for scholars but also for the community at large.

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About the author

A.K. Das

Dr. A.K. Das obtained his M. Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi in 1991 and 1996 respectively. Presently he is working as Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) at National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur.

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Title Why Museum and Why not Museum? Perspective of a Museologist on Museum and Cultural Heritage
Author A.K. Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 939112366X , 9789391123666
length 344p., Plates, 29cm.