Museum Companion to Los Angeles






WINNER 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award

WINNER 2010 Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award-Silver

WINNER 2011 Independent Publisher Book Award-Silver



Los Angeles Times


Borislav Stanic's comprehensive manual on museums and related attractions reveals L.A. in all its quirks.

That the world regards Los Angeles as a very quirky place is a given.

But when the world starts thumbing through the recently published third edition of "Museum Companion to Los Angeles," Borislav Stanic's exhaustive guide to every collection of art, artifacts and vehicles, every historic site, aquarium, botanical garden and zoo he's been able to uncover in Los Angeles County, the world may well conclude that it didn't know the half of it.

Museums are a growth industry in Los Angeles.

We know that because Borislav Stanic, who probably keeps closer track than anybody as author and publisher of "Museum Companion to Los Angeles," says that in compiling the recently issued third edition, he encountered more than 30 institutions that didn't exist in 1998, when the guidebook last appeared.

— Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times


Library Journal

In this concise resource, Stanic (Los Angeles Attractions) lists over 300 special collections, historic houses, libraries, zoos, museums, and botanical gardens in the Los Angeles County area. Well-known attractions, such as the Queen Mary and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, are listed as well as lesser-known organizations like the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Museum of Neon Art. Organized by geographic area, entries are packed with useful information including narratives, museum maps, activities, contact information, hours, and location. Over 800 beautiful photographs are provided throughout. Excellent topical indexes are arranged by organization type, category, city, days open/free admission, and collection focus. VERDICT This excellent, well-organized guide will appeal to those living in the Southern California region as well as to travelers to the area interested in exploring all L.A. has to offer. Highly recommended.—Louise Feldmann, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins


Foreword Reviews

For those looking to experience history and culture in one stop, a museum can't be beat, and Los Angeles has more museums than any other city in the world. Borislav Stanic provides a thorough guide in Museum Companion to Los Angeles (Museon Publishing, 978-1-889224-03-9), listing nearly 300 museums, special collections, historic houses, libraries, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens. From the world-famous Getty Center to the little known Ararat Eskijian Museum displaying Armenian culture and history, there is literally something for everyone. Each entry has a detailed description including how the museum was established, and over 800 photographs, floor, and garden plans show highlights of what can be enjoyed. The best feature of this guide is the twenty area maps showing clusters of museums so visitors can easily plan to make the most of their trip.






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