Museums of the World

K.G. Saur

Published by Walter de Gruyter, 2008
ISBN 10: 359820695X / ISBN 13: 9783598206955
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Synopsis: In its 15th edition Museums of the World covers more than 54,500 museums in 202 countries, listed hierarchically by country and place, and within places alphabetically by name. A separate chapter records some 500 museum associations in 132 countries. Each museum has been assigned to one or more of 22 categories identifying the type and focus of the museum. A typical entry contains the following details: Name of the museum in the original language with an English translation when necessary; Address, phone and fax numbers E-mail address and URL Type of museum Year of foundation Head of museum Academic staff Collections and facilities An alphabetical index of museums, an index of persons covering directors, presidents, curators and academic staff of the museums, a personality index recording artists whose works are shown predominantly in a specific museum and/or referring to memorabilia of famous individuals, and a subject index facilitate the access to the data.

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Title: Museums of the World
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Himmler, Nikolaus; Lochar, Ruth; and Toma, Hildegard (editors)
Published by K. G. Saur Verlag, Munich (2008)
ISBN 10: 359820695X ISBN 13: 9783598206955
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Book Description K. G. Saur Verlag, Munich, 2008. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1,439 pages, divided between two virtually new volumes. Each volume is hardbound in pictorially printed paper covered boards. Bindings remain tight and solid, but minor bumps are on the lower right corners of each volume's front board. Interiors of each are clean and clear of markings. An exhaustive, but presumably comprehensive listing of every museum in the world, grouped first alphabetically by country, then by city, with a brief sentence to describe the focus of each museum following its address and contact information. Texts are in English. Bookseller Inventory # 012068

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