E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Contested Commemoration in U.S. History: Diverging Public Interpretations book cover

    Contested Commemoration in U.S. History

    Diverging Public Interpretations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Melissa M. Bender

    Against the backdrop of two recent socio-political developments—the shift from the Obama to the Trump administration and the surge in nationalist and populist sentiment that ushered in the current administration—Contested Commemoration in U.S. History presents eleven essays focused on…

    eBook – 2019-09-25
    Routledge
    Global Perspectives on Public History

  • Hands on Media History: A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences book cover

    Hands on Media History

    A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Hall, John Ellis

    Hands on Media History explores the whole range of hands on media history techniques for the first time, offering both practical guides and general perspectives. It covers both analogue and digital media; film, television, video, gaming, photography and recorded sound. Understanding media means…

    eBook – 2019-09-23
    Routledge

  • Urban Heritage in Divided Cities: Contested Pasts book cover

    Urban Heritage in Divided Cities

    Contested Pasts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mirjana Ristic, Sybille Frank

    Urban Heritage in Divided Cities explores the role of contested urban heritage in mediating, subverting and overcoming sociopolitical conflict in divided cities. Investigating various examples of transformations of urban heritage around the world, the book analyses the spatial, social and political…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites: America in the Eighteenth Century book cover

    Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites

    America in the Eighteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Anne Lindsay

    Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites chronicles and problematizes the representation of the eighteenth century in museums and heritage sites while also challenging public historians to alter their perceptions of what might be possible when interpreting such sites. Much of the history…

    eBook – 2019-08-16
    Routledge

  • Trafficking Culture: New Directions in Researching the Global Market in Illicit Antiquities book cover

    Trafficking Culture

    New Directions in Researching the Global Market in Illicit Antiquities, 1st Edition

    By Simon Mackenzie, Neil Brodie, Donna Yates, Christos Tsirogiannis

    Trafficking Culture outlines current research and thinking on the illicit market in antiquities. It moves along the global trafficking chain from ‘source’ to ‘market’, identifying the main roles and routines involved. Using original research, the authors explore the dynamics of this ‘grey’ market,…

    eBook – 2019-08-15
    Routledge

  • Exhibitions for Social Justice book cover

    Exhibitions for Social Justice

    1st Edition

    By Elena Gonzales

    Exhibitions for Social Justice assesses the state of curatorial work for social justice in the Americas and Europe today. Analyzing best practices and new curatorial work to support all those working on exhibitions, Gonzales expounds curatorial practices that lie at the nexus of contemporary…

    eBook – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Rethinking Research in the Art Museum book cover

    Rethinking Research in the Art Museum

    1st Edition

    By Emily Pringle

    Rethinking Research in the Art Museum presents an original and radical perspective on how research can function as an agent of change in art museums today. The book analyses a range of art organisations and draws on numerous interviews with museum professionals to outline the limitations of…

    eBook – 2019-07-16
    Routledge

  • Historic Construction and Conservation: Materials, Systems and Damage book cover

    Historic Construction and Conservation

    Materials, Systems and Damage, 1st Edition

    By Pere Roca, Paulo B. Lourenço, Angelo Gaetani

    Conservation in the built environment raises fundamental questions which have been debated for centuries - what is worth preserving, how is it possible, why is it important? This book takes a modern approach to the meaning of a heritage structure and its conservation. The historical evolution of…

    eBook – 2019-07-03
    Routledge

  • UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory book cover

    UnDoing Buildings

    Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory, 1st Edition

    By Sally Stone

    UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory discusses one of the greatest challenges for twenty-first-century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which they were built? Their worth is well recognised and the importance…

    eBook – 2019-06-18
    Routledge

  • The Reflective Museum Practitioner: Expanding Practice in Science Museums book cover

    The Reflective Museum Practitioner

    Expanding Practice in Science Museums, 1st Edition

    By Laura W. Martin, Lynn Uyen Tran, Doris B. Ash

    The Reflective Museum Practitioner explores a range of expansive and creative ways in which the concept of “reflective practice” has been applied in the informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning environments of museums and zoos. It seeks to demonstrate how such a…

    eBook – 2019-06-06
    Routledge

  • Understanding Building Stones and Stone Buildings book cover

    Understanding Building Stones and Stone Buildings

    1st Edition

    By John A. Hudson, John W. Cosgrove

    This book covers the wide spectrum of subjects relating to obtaining and using building stones, starting with their geological origin and then describing the nature of granites, volcanics, limestones, sandstones, flint, metamorphic stones, breccias and conglomerates, with emphasis being placed on…

    eBook – 2019-04-24
    CRC Press

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic, and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    eBook – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

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