E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Envisioning Better Communities: Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices book cover

    Envisioning Better Communities

    Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices

    By Randall Arendt

    The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make…

    eBook – 2017-11-08
    Routledge

  • Creativity and Learning in Later Life: An Ethnography of Museum Education book cover

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life

    An Ethnography of Museum Education

    By Shari Sabeti

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life examines how processes such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ are experienced by writers who engage with the visual arts, and questions how age is perceived in relation to these processes. The author’s careful analysis challenges many of the assumptions on…

    eBook – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Museums, Power, Knowledge: Selected Essays book cover

    Museums, Power, Knowledge

    Selected Essays

    By Tony Bennett

    Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault’s account of the relations between knowledge and power and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett’s work…

    eBook – 2017-11-01
    Routledge

  • Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship book cover

    Cultural Entrepreneurship

    The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship

    By Annette Naudin

    This book explores the lived experience of cultural entrepreneurship examining the challenges associated with cultural labour including the insecurities of managing precarious working conditions. Drawing on interviews conducted with cultural workers, Cultural Entrepreneurship focuses on how…

    eBook – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    eBook – 2017-10-25
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • The Cultural Devolution: Art in Britain in the Late Twentieth Century book cover

    The Cultural Devolution

    Art in Britain in the Late Twentieth Century

    By Neil Mulholland

    Title first published in 2003. What happened to art in Britain when the balance began to shift from public to private subsidy following the IMF crisis in 1976? In this polemical book, Neil Mulholland charts the political and cultural shifts in art in Britain from the mid-1970's to the end of the…

    eBook – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915 book cover

    Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs

    Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915

    Edited by David Raizman, Ethan Robey

    Expanding Nationalisms at World’s Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851–1915 introduces the subject of international exhibitions to art and design historians and a wider audience as a resource for understanding the broad and varied political meanings of design during a period of rapid…

    eBook – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • A History of Architectural Conservation book cover

    A History of Architectural Conservation

    2nd Edition

    By Jukka Jokilehto

    The first book to provide a full history of the development of architectural conservation, A History of Architectural Conservation is considered a landmark publication by architectural conservation students and professionals the world over. Twenty years after its first publication, this new edition…

    eBook – 2017-10-20
    Routledge

  • Museum Learning: Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice book cover

    Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice

    By Jill Hohenstein, Theano Moussouri

    As museums are increasingly asked to demonstrate not only their cultural, but also their educational and social significance, the means to understand how museum visitors learn becomes ever more important. And yet, learning can be conceptualised and investigated in many ways. Coming to terms with…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

  • World Heritage Conservation: The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development book cover

    World Heritage Conservation

    The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development

    By Claire Cave, Elene Negussie

    The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has become one of the most successful UN instruments for promoting cultural diplomacy and dialogue on conservation of cultural and natural heritage. This book provides an overview of the convention through an interdisciplinary approach to conservation. It shows…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds: The Anatomist and the Fine Arts book cover

    William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds

    The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

    By Helen McCormack

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Future of Natural History Museums book cover

    The Future of Natural History Museums

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    Natural history museums are changing, both because of their own internal development and in response to changes in context. Historically, the aim of collecting from nature was to develop encyclopedic assemblages to satisfy human curiosity and build a basis for taxonomic information. Today, with…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

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