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Routledge Research in Museum Studies


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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.

To submit proposals, please contact the Routledge Editor, Heidi Lowther ([email protected])

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Revisiting the Past in Museums and at Historic Sites

Revisiting the Past in Museums and at Historic Sites

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited 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 ...

Curating Lively Objects Exhibitions Beyond Disciplines

Curating Lively Objects: Exhibitions Beyond Disciplines

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lizzie Muller, Caroline Seck Langill
August 31, 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 ...

Theorizing Equity in the Museum Integrating Perspectives from Research and Practice

Theorizing Equity in the Museum: Integrating Perspectives from Research and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited 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 ...

Museums, International Exhibitions and China's Cultural Diplomacy

Museums, International Exhibitions and China's Cultural Diplomacy

1st Edition

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 ...

Museums, Refugees and Communities

Museums, Refugees and Communities

1st Edition

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...

Academics, Artists, and Museums 21st-Century Partnerships

Academics, Artists, and Museums: 21st-Century Partnerships

1st Edition

Edited By Irina D. Costache, Clare Kunny
March 31, 2021

Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. Academics, Artists, and Museums examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and exhibits. The edited volume offers detailed analysis of how ...

Latin American Museum Collections The Museum of Modern Art, 1994 to the Present

Latin American Museum Collections: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994 to the Present

1st Edition

By Miriam Basilio
March 31, 2021

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 ...

Snapshots of Museum Experience Understanding Child Visitors Through Photography

Snapshots of Museum Experience: Understanding Child Visitors Through Photography

1st Edition

By Elee Kirk, Will Buckingham
March 31, 2021

Children are one of the major audiences for museums, but their visits are often seen solely from the point of view of museum learning. In Snapshots of Museum Experience, Will Buckingham draws upon Elee Kirk’s research amongst child visitors to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, to ...

Museums in a Culture of Human Rights New Museums around the Globe

Museums in a Culture of Human Rights: New Museums around the Globe

1st Edition

By Jennifer Carter
January 01, 2021

For several decades, museums have invested in the work of human rights. Museums dedicated to documenting abuses of human rights, such as acts of genocide, or significant advances in the field, such as in the achievement of civil rights, have proliferated since the 1980s, when a veritable museum ...

Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum

Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum

1st Edition

By Katy Bunning
November 30, 2020

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 ...

Museums, Modernity and Conflict Museums and Collections in and of War since the Nineteenth Century

Museums, Modernity and Conflict: Museums and Collections in and of War since the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Hill
November 27, 2020

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 ...

Museum Thresholds The Design and Media of Arrival

Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival

1st Edition

Edited By Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley
February 25, 2020

Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical ...

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