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Resource Guide:
Museum Studies

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Museum OR Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum studies
  • Museum techniques
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums in art
  • Museum -- Philosophy
  • Exhibitions OR exhibits
  • Art Museums
  • Science Museums
  • Historical Museums
  • Design exhibitions
  • Cultural property
  • Theft from museums
  • Tourism

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University
  • Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies
  • International Journal of Education and the Arts
  • International Journal of Education through Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
  • Museum Anthropology
  • Museum and Society
  • Journal of Museum Studies
  • Science Museum Group Journal

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Foundations of museum studies : evolving systems of knowledgeAM 5 .L38 2014
Museums and memoryGN 36 .U62 S685 2011
The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the centuryHV 6665 .G72 J64 2018
Exhibiting blackness : African Americans and the American art museumN 590 .C67 2011
Rescuing da Vinci : Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art : America and her allies recovered itN 8793.3 .E85 E37 2006
A living exhibition : the Smithsonian and the transformation of the universal museumQ11.S8 W29 2013
The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscriptsZ 659 .H22 2016
Experimental Museology : Institutions, Representations, UserseBook 2021
The Brutish Museums : The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural RestitutioneBook 2020
Museum Diplomacy : Transnational Public History and the U.S. Department of StateeBook 2020
Images of the Art Museum : Connecting Gaze and Discourse in the History of MuseologyeBook 2017

Local Museums and Galleries