Friday, December 14, 2012

Need a book suggestion? Check this list!

As an admitted "book-aholic", I love ANY list of book suggestions...particularly those involving history.

So here's a list of books from the Registrars Committee of the American Alliance of Museums that features museum workers. Thanks to OUR registrar, Karen Butler-Clary, for sending along this list!

**Fun Reading List**
-- for registrars, collections managers, and other museum people --
Coming to you courtesy of the Registrars Committee of AAM -- reprinted 2012
In 2008, registrar Megan Cavanaugh started a thread on the RC-AAM listserv concerning fiction that features registrars and collections managers.  The list came to include novels featuring museums, and then nonfiction.  Here, for your reading enjoyment, is the current version of the list.  Please suggest your own personal favorites to the listserv, as the compilation below is an ongoing work in progress. Enjoy!

Bound for Eternity, by Sarah Wisseman
Dead as a Dodo, by Jane Langton
Death and Restoration: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery, by Iain Pears
Emily Dickinson is Dead, by Jane Langton
Faking It, by Jennifer Crusie
First Light: A Magical Journey, by Carol O’Biso
From Bauhaus to Our House, by Tom Wolfe
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by El Konigburg
Giotts Hand: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery, by Iain Pears
Harmony in Flesh and Black (Missing Mysteries), by Nicholas Kilmer
Immaculate Deception: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery, by Iain Pears
Last Judgement: A Jonathan Argyll Mystery, by Iain Pears
Life Before Man, by Margaret Atwood
Making the Mummies Dance:  Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Thomas Hoving
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder:  Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and other Marvels of Jurassic Technolory, by Lawrence Weschler
Murder in the Museum of Man, by Alfred Alcorn
Museum Vaults:  Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert, by Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Pug Hill, by Allison Pace
Relic, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Reliquary (Pendergast, Book 2), by Douglas Preston
Self-Portrait with Donors, by John Walker
Stone Virgin, by Barry Unsworth
The Archivist:  A Novel, by Martha Cooley
The Bernini Bust (Art History Mystery), by Iain Pears
The Bone Vault, by Linda Fairstein
The Bowl is Already Broken, by Mary Kay Zuravleff
The Bride’s Kimono, by Sujata Massey
The Cabinets of Curiosities, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The DaVinci Code, by Dan Brown
The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Girl with Botticelli Eyes, by Herbert Lieberman
The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner:  A Novel, by Gikes Waterfield
The Lost Van Gogh, by A.J. Zerries
The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa, by Robert Noah
The Murder Room, by P.D. James
The Raphael Affair (Art History Mystery), by Iain Pears
The Sixteen Pleasures, by Robert Hellenga
The Titian Committee:  A Jonathan Argyll Mystery, by Iain Pears
To Be A Registrar, by Matthew Fischer
What’s Bred in the Bone, by Robertson Davies
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

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