This series presents the latest research from right across the field of museum studies. It is not confined to any particular area, or school of thought, and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.
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Time and the Museum Literature, Phenomenology, and the Production of Radical Temporality
Museums, Modernity and Conflict Museums and Collections in and of War since the Nineteenth Century
Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum
Museums, Societies and the Creation of Value
By Clive Gray
November 30, 2022
Using the example of New Walk Museum, Leicester, and its’ collections, the complexity, multi-causality, and reasons for change in museums are examined and explained. The 170 years history of New Walk provides an original basis and innovative approach to be adopted towards explaining museum change....
By Jennifer Carter
September 12, 2022
Human Rights Museums presents case studies that trace how calls for historical and social justice, and the commensurate rise of a rights regime have led to the emergence of a new museological genre: the human rights museum. Presenting innovative field research conducted in new and emerging human ...
By Jen A. Walklate
July 25, 2022
Time and the Museum: Literature, Phenomenology, and the Production of Radical Temporality, is the first explicit in-depth study of the nature of museum temporality. It argues as its departure point that the way in which museums have hitherto been understood as temporal in the scholarship - as ...
By Miriam Basilio
June 30, 2022
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is widely recognized as the preeminent institution that defined twentieth-century art through its collection – shaping our understandings of the history of art, with its hierarchies and exclusions, as they sediment over time. MoMA’s lesser-known holdings of art from ...
By Kate Hill
May 30, 2022
Museums, Modernity and Conflict examines the history of the relationship between museums, collections and war, revealing how museums have responded to and been shaped by war and conflicts of various sorts. Written by a mixture of museum professionals and academics and ranging across Europe, North ...
By Katy Bunning
May 30, 2022
Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum traces the evolution of pervasive racial ideas, and ‘post-race’ allusions, over more than a century of museum thinking and practice. Drawing on the illuminating history of the Smithsonian Institution, this book offers an account of how museums have ...
By Howard Morphy, Robyn McKenzie
December 31, 2021
Museums, Societies and the Creation of Value focuses on the ways in which museums and the use of their collections have contributed to, and continue to be engaged with, value creation processes. Including chapters from many of the leading figures in museum anthropology, as well as from outstanding ...
By Anca I. Lasc, Andrew McClellan, Änne Söll
November 02, 2021
Revisiting the Past in Museums and at Historic Sites demonstrates that museums and historic spaces are increasingly becoming "backdrops" for all sorts of appropriations and interventions that throw new light upon the objects they comprise and the pasts they reference. Rooted in new scholarship ...
By Lizzie Muller, Caroline Seck Langill
September 07, 2021
Curating Lively Objects explores the role of things as catalysts in imagining futures beyond disciplines for museums and exhibitions. Authors describe how their curatorial collaborations with diverse objects, from rocks to robots, generate new ways of organising and sharing knowledge. Bringing ...
By Bronwyn Bevan, Bahia Ramos
August 13, 2021
Theorizing Equity in the Museum integrates the perspectives of learning researchers and museum practitioners to shed light on the deep-seated structures that must be accounted for if the field is to move past aspirations and rhetoric and towards more inclusive practices. Written during a time ...
By Da Kong
April 29, 2021
Museums, International Exhibitions and China’s Cultural Diplomacy examines the role museums and, more specifically, international exhibitions, have played in shaping China’s international image to date. Drawing on theories and methods from museum studies and international relations, the book ...
By Domenico Sergi
April 22, 2021
Museums, Refugees and Communities explores the ways in which museums in Germany, The Netherlands and the UK have responded to the complexities and ethical dilemmas involved in discussing the reasons for, and issues surrounding, contemporary refugee displacements. Building upon an ethnographic study...