E-books: Heritage Management & Conservation

  • Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation book cover


    History, Repair and Conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by James W. P. Campbell, Michael Tutton

    The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, has not only contained one or more staircases, but has celebrated them. For such an apparently simple part of a building they…

    eBook – 2013-11-07

  • Contested Representations: Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa' book cover

    Contested Representations

    Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa', 1st Edition

    By Shelly R. Butler

    The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation,…

    eBook – 2013-11-05

  • Care and Conservation of Geological Material book cover

    Care and Conservation of Geological Material

    1st Edition

    By Frank Howie

    This is the first book to specifically address the preservation of an increasingly important group of materials. Techniques for processing minerals and rocks in the field and laboratory are outlined as well as the effects of treatments on specimens. Readership: Professional museum staff, curators…

    eBook – 2013-11-05

  • New Directions in Museum Ethics book cover

    New Directions in Museum Ethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Janet Marstine, Alexander Bauer, Chelsea Haines

    This book considers key ethical questions in museum policy and practice, particularly those related to issues of collection and display. What does a collection signify in the twenty-first century museum? How does an engagement with immateriality challenge museums’ concept of ownership, and how does…

    eBook – 2013-10-31

  • On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition book cover

    On Collecting

    An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Susan Pearce

    On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on…

    eBook – 2013-10-28
    Collecting Cultures

  • Handbook for Museums book cover

    Handbook for Museums

    1st Edition

    By David Dean, Gary Edson

    Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice.  The sections provide information on…

    eBook – 2013-10-28
    Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

  • Environmental Management: Guidelines for Museums and Galleries book cover

    Environmental Management

    Guidelines for Museums and Galleries, 1st Edition

    By May Cassar

    The key to the survival of museum collections is a stable indoor environment and vital to this is a well-maintained building with effective environmental services. Environmental Management sets out clearly the theory and practice of achieving an appropriate museum environment for both collections…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

  • Museum Materialities: Objects, Engagements, Interpretations book cover

    Museum Materialities

    Objects, Engagements, Interpretations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Dudley

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise…

    eBook – 2013-10-18

  • Natural Heritage: At the Interface of Nature and Culture book cover

    Natural Heritage

    At the Interface of Nature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Howard, Thymio Papayannis

    It has become more and more accepted that nature conservation is not possible without taking into account human activities. Thus an integrated approach to both the natural and cultural heritage is being encouraged and developed. Gathering a number of distinguished authors with diverse backgrounds (…

    eBook – 2013-10-18

  • The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage book cover

    The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Lowenthal, Kenneth Olwig

    The idea that the heritage of nature is fundamentally cultural is provocative to many, but it is becoming increasingly accepted in the context of heritage preservation. It is argued here that a person’s perspective on natural vs. cultural heritage as a contested patrimony is, to some extent,…

    eBook – 2013-10-18

  • The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics book cover

    The Birth of the Museum

    History, Theory, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Tony Bennett

    In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Culture: Policy and Politics

  • Technological Choices: Transformation in Material Cultures Since the Neolithic book cover

    Technological Choices

    Transformation in Material Cultures Since the Neolithic, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pierre Lemonnier

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2013-10-15
    Material Cultures

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