The H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies
"Museum" of the Neapolitan
apothecary Ferrante Imperato (*1550, +1625)
Illustration for Historia Naturale, Venice: Combi and La Noù 1672 (3rd
H-MUSEUM (founded 2001) is a moderated
mailing list in the H-Net (Humanities
and Social Sciences Online) for Museums and Museum Studies. Currently
H-MUSEUM has more than 7000 subscribers
from over 99 different countries (February 2010). The list addresses themes and questions
primarily relating to museological topics. Museums are intended to be
interdisciplinary, so that archaeological, historical, cultural and artistic
information can be posted. Also important are informations about memorial
museums and places, monuments and the culture of remembrance. Articles
relating to the activities of archives and libraries will also be listed.
Another focus is the history and development of museums. A particular
feature is the emphasis on museums and the internet. You will also find
accounts and reviews of exhibitions, reviews of books and other communication
media, as well as table of contents,
reports of conferences, with a monthly conference digest (example),
and calls for papers. H-MUSEUM publishes weekly news
digest of articles on international museological and cultural
topics in five languages (English, German, Italian, French, Spain). A
list of selected central
museum resources online offers further informations. The
contents of the web site reach up to 60.000 single visitors and over 250.000
page views per month.
Please read this information
careful before you subscribe to
applications are solicited from professionals in museums, universities,
libraries, archives and other academic institutions, as well as from graduate
students of the arts, cultural sciences, museology, archaeology, and history,
e.g. H-MUSEUM will be a useful reference tool for education in museums,
so the list is open of teachers in schools and other educational institutions.
If you want to subscribe H-MUSEUM please note, that you will receive messages
not only in English! H-MUSEUM is an international mailing list and that
means that the main languages are English and German, but sometimes French,
Spanish, Italian and Dutch too. The list posts up to eight messages per
day. If you want to get some informations about the orgins of the subscribers
of H-MUSEUM, please choose the statistics
H-MUSEUM was founded
in June 2001 as "Museum Professionals" list. After the H-NET
council has confirmed the list on its meeting at San Francisco in January
2002, this list is part of the scholarly H-NET
network. The H-NET is an international interdisciplinary organization
of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational
potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. With over 100.000 subscribers
of about 100 free electronic, interactive newsletters ("lists")
in more than 90 countries, H-NET is the largest group of electronic networks
in the humanities and cultural studies worldwide. H-MUSEUM is supported
by the Historical
Center Hagen (Germany) and the Michigan
State University (USA).
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