236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book explores, in breadth and depth, the role of sport in museums.

    It surveys the history of sport in museums, including the growth in sport museums and halls of fame driven by major sports teams and sport organisations. The book considers the humanistic benefits of the promotion of sporting heritage within museums, and presents cases, museums stories and best practice from around the world.

    Sport in Museums is essential reading for all students, researchers, curators, and historians with an interest in sport. It is also a useful resource for researchers and advanced students working in museum studies, heritage studies or cultural history.

    Introduction: Sport and Museums

    Kevin Moore and John Hughson

    1. The Material Culture of Sport: Part 1

    Kevin Moore

    2. The Material Culture of Sport: Part 2

    Kevin Moore

    3. Sport Collections: Artifacts, Memorabilia, and More

    Christian Wacker

    4. The Role of a National Sport Museum: An Ambitious Balancing Act

    Helen Walpole and Jed Smith

    5. Rugby, Reconciliation and Post-Apartheid Public Memory: From the South African Rugby Museum to the ‘Springbok Experience’

    Hendrik Snyders

    6. Understanding Sport Museums in the Digital Age

    Murray G. Phillips

    7. The Silverstone Interactive Museum and British Motor Sport Heritage: Vrroom with a View

    Jean Williams

    8. The China Sports Museum: Its Past, Present and Future

    Xue Li, Rowan Simons and Wang Jun

    9. Establishing Everyday Edutainment Experiences within Glocal Sports Stadia: "Selfies from the Side-Lines"

    Richard Wright

    10. A Visitor-Focussed Approach to Sport Museums and Sport Halls of Fame: Symbiosis in Diversity

    Helen Walpole

    11. Sporting Heritage in the UK

    Justine Reilly

    12. Piquing Public Curiosities and Critical Intrigue in Athletic Performance: Sport in Science Museums

    Geoffery Z. Kohe

    13. A Strange Love for Smelly Objects: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sport Museum

    John Hughson

    14. Best Practice in Sports Museums and Sport in Museums

    Kevin Moore


    Kevin Moore is Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and founding Director of the National Football Museum (England).

    John Hughson is Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

    Christian Wacker has been Director of the German Sports and Olympia Museum and the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. He has also been responsible for the development of a museum academy at the University in Freiburg, Germany.