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Routledge Research in Museum Studies


About the Series

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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Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts

Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts

1st Edition

By J. Pedro Lorente
August 14, 2018

Museums and public art have traditionally taken significantly different approaches to customer engagement, but throughout history they have also worked together in some urban contexts, notably as landmarks of so-called cultural districts. Public Art and Museums in Cultural Districts reviews their ...

Introducing Peace Museums

Introducing Peace Museums

1st Edition

By Joyce Apsel
December 22, 2017

Nominated for the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in non-fiction This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (but often overlooked) series of museums whose numbers have multiplied world-wide in recent decades. They relate stories and display artifacts—banners, diaries, and...

Museum Communication and Social Media The Connected Museum

Museum Communication and Social Media: The Connected Museum

1st Edition

By Kirsten Drotner, Kim Christian Schrøder
December 18, 2017

Visitor engagement and learning, outreach, and inclusion are concepts that have long dominated professional museum discourses.  The recent rapid uptake of various forms of social media in many parts of the world, however, calls for a reformulation of familiar opportunities and obstacles in ...

Climate Change and Museum Futures

Climate Change and Museum Futures

1st Edition

Edited By Fiona Cameron, Brett Neilson
December 15, 2017

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder ...

Exhibiting Madness in Museums Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

Exhibiting Madness in Museums: Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

1st Edition

Edited By Catharine Coleborne, Dolly MacKinnon
December 15, 2017

While much has been written on the history of psychiatry, remarkably little has been written about psychiatric collections or curating. Exhibiting Madness in Museums offers a comparative history of independent and institutional collections of psychiatric objects in Australia, New Zealand, Canada ...

Museums, Heritage and Indigenous Voice Decolonizing Engagement

Museums, Heritage and Indigenous Voice: Decolonizing Engagement

1st Edition

By Bryony Onciul
December 15, 2017

Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum studies is often dominated by curatorial and academic perspectives, in which community voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations can be under-represented. This book provides a unique look at Indigenous perspectives on museum ...

Belgian Museums of the Great War Politics, Memory, and Commerce

Belgian Museums of the Great War: Politics, Memory, and Commerce

1st Edition

By Karen Shelby
September 22, 2017

Belgian Museums of the Great War: Politics, Memory, and Commerce examines the handling of the centennial of World War I by several museums along the Western Front in Flanders, Belgium. In the twenty-first century, the museum has become a strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to ...

Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice

Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice

1st Edition

By Sophia Labadi
September 22, 2017

This interdisciplinary book argues that museums can offer a powerful, and often overlooked, arena for both exploring and acting upon the interrelated issues of immigration and social justice. Based on three in-depth European case studies, spanning France, Denmark, and the UK, the research examines ...

Museum Storage and Meaning Tales from the Crypt

Museum Storage and Meaning: Tales from the Crypt

1st Edition

Edited By Mirjam Brusius, Kavita Singh
September 08, 2017

Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. This collection of essays focuses on this ...

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Chin Davidson, Sandra Esslinger
July 13, 2017

Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have ...

Doing Museology Differently

Doing Museology Differently

1st Edition

By Duncan Grewcock
November 10, 2016

One might believe that museum studies is a stable field of academic inquiry based on a set of familiar institutional forms and functions. But as institutions museums have never been stable or singular, and neither has the discipline of museum studies. Museum studies as a field of academic inquiry ...

Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages Evidence from the BnF MS fr. 616 of the Livre de chasse by Gaston Fébus

Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages: Evidence from the BnF MS fr. 616 of the Livre de chasse by Gaston Fébus

1st Edition

By Hannele Klemettilä
March 11, 2015

This book explores views of the natural world in the late Middle Ages, especially as expressed in Livre de chasse (Book of the Hunt), the most influential hunting book of the era. It shows that killing and maiming, suffering and the death of animals were not insignificant topics to late ...

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