A Cabinet of Curiosities

A Cabinet of Curiosities

By Stephen E. Weil; S. Weil
(Smithsonian Institution Press, Paperback, 9781560985112, 264pp.)

Publication Date: March 1995

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Reflecting critically on the current condition of museums and their possible futures, Stephen E. Weil argues that cultural institutions need to free themselves from a fascination with technique and process to concentrate more intently on purpose. He contends that to succeed, or merely survive, a museum must be able to project clear goals that its supporting community finds of value and must demonstrate its competence to achieve those goals on a sustainable basis.

About the Author
Weil, following a 40 year career as an attorney and museum executive, he now serves as the Scholar Emeritus in the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Education and Museum Studies.

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