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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.

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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

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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 ...

Academics, Artists, and Museums 21st-Century Partnerships

Academics, Artists, and Museums 21st-Century Partnerships

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Irina D. Costache, Clare Kunny
December 18, 2020

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 ...

Snapshots of Museum Experience Understanding Child Visitors Through Photography

Snapshots of Museum Experience Understanding Child Visitors Through Photography

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Elee Kirk, Will Buckingham
December 18, 2020

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 ...

Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum

Negotiating Race and Rights in the Museum

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

Forthcoming

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

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 ...

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

1st Edition

Margaret J.-M. Sönmez, Maia Wellington Gahtan, Nadia Cannata
December 09, 2019

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage presents essays by practitioners based in language museums around the world. Describing their history, mission, and modes of display, contributors demonstrate the important role intangible heritage can and should play in the museum...

Art in Science Museums Towards a Post-Disciplinary Approach

Art in Science Museums Towards a Post-Disciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Camilla Rossi-Linnemann, Giulia de Martini
December 05, 2019

Art in Science Museums brings together perspectives from different practitioners to reflect on the status and meaning of art programmes in science centres and museums around the world. Presenting a balanced mix of theoretical perspectives, practitioners’ reflections, and case-studies, this volume ...

Connecting Museums

Connecting Museums

1st Edition

Mark O'Neill, Glenn Hooper
October 18, 2019

Connecting Museums explores the boundaries of museums and how external relationships are affected by internal commitments, structures and traditions. Focusing on museums’ relationship with heath, inclusion, and community, the book provides a detailed assessment of the alliances between museums and ...

Museum Objects, Health and Healing The Relationship between Exhibitions and Wellness

Museum Objects, Health and Healing The Relationship between Exhibitions and Wellness

1st Edition

Brenda Cowan, Ross Laird, Jason McKeown
October 10, 2019

Museum Objects, Health and Healing provides an innovative and interdisciplinary study of the relationship between objects, health and healing. Shedding light on the primacy of the human need for relationships with objects, the book explores what kind of implications these relationships might have ...

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture The Politics of the Past in Turkey

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture The Politics of the Past in Turkey

1st Edition

Gönül Bozoğlu
October 03, 2019

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture examines the politics of emotion in history museums, combining approaches and concerns from museum, heritage and memory studies, anthropology and studies of emotion. Exploring the meanings and politics of memory contests in Turkey, a site for complex ...

Exhibitions as Research Experimental Methods in Museums

Exhibitions as Research Experimental Methods in Museums

1st Edition

Peter Bjerregaard
September 11, 2019

Exhibitions as Research contends that museums would be more attractive to both researchers and audiences if we consider exhibitions as knowledge-in-the-making rather than platforms for disseminating already-established insights. Analysing the theoretical underpinnings and practical challenges of ...

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