Friday, July 22, 2022

Get Museum Book Classics AND Help Ukraine!

I recently received information from extraordinary exhibit designer and developer Kathy McLean that details how museum folks can get copies of her classic museum reference books at a deep discount while also helping support the people of Ukraine.

I've provided details from Kathy below, but I'll just add that all three of these excellent books hold a proud place on my reference shelves. 

These books continue to influence my thinking, teaching, and professional practice, so DON'T MISS OUT on this opportunity!  

Here's the information from Kathy:

I hope you are all weathering these stormy times and still finding moments of joy and beauty. We all knew change was inevitable, and at times, even welcome. But whoa!! What a ride!!

In the spirit of change, I am now selling directly several of my books that were carried by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC).  ASTC published and distributed the books until they closed their Publications Department and sent all the remaining copies to me. 

I have decided to sell them for $25.00 each, which is less than the original cost, and that price includes shipping within the U.S.  Wendy Pollock, my wonderful partner in these publishing projects -- my editor, co-author, and co-editor, supports this new direction as well.

All of the proceeds from the sale of these books will go to the Museum Crisis Center in Ukraine or World Central Kitchen in Ukraine.

You can get more information about ordering the books from me by emailing:

The three available books are:
Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions
A best-seller for ASTC’s Publications Department, and still relevant for all types of museums today. This book has been the core textbook for many Museum Studies programs over the years.


The Convivial Museum
Co-authored with Wendy Pollock, this book is even more important in today’s fractured and mixed-up world.

Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions
Co-edited with Wendy Pollock, this book is one of the first to provide a broad set of examples of participatory and co-created elements in museum exhibitions.

Contact Kathy NOW at to get the remaining copies while they last!

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