What We’re Reading


What we post on the blog is just a small portion of what we’re interested in reading – and sharing. Here are just a few books recommended by our Tufts museum studies community. If you’re interested in adding something, or reviewing a book on or off this list, just shoot us an email at tuftsmuseumblog[at]gmail.com.

Last updated: June 27, 2013

Art History



  • Serrell, Beverly. Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach. Alta Mira Press, 1996

Material Culture

  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth. Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
  • Csikszentmihalyi and Rochberg-Halton. The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and the Self. Cambridge University Press, 1981

Museum Administration

Participatory Engagement


What are other people recommending? Check out these bibliographies:

National Park Service Museum Management Bibliography
AAM Future of Museums Bibliography

Art History - Community - Education - Material Culture - Museum Administration - Participatory Engagement

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