E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • The Politics of Furniture: Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors book cover

    The Politics of Furniture

    Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fredie Floré, Cammie McAtee

    In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural…

    eBook – 2017-02-10
    Routledge

  • Critical Practice: Artists, museums, ethics book cover

    Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics, 1st Edition

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    eBook – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • The Amusement Park: History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure book cover

    The Amusement Park

    History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Wood

    Jason Wood is Director of Heritage Consultancy Services, Lancaster, UK, and former Professor of Cultural Heritage at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.…

    eBook – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice book cover

    Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    eBook – 2017-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in London: The Burlington Fine Arts Club book cover

    Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in London

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1st Edition

    By Stacey J. Pierson

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen’s club with a singular remit – to exhibit members’ art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized, and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers,…

    eBook – 2017-01-12
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Local Studies Collection Management book cover

    Local Studies Collection Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Dewe

    A helpful and informative guide for librarians responsible for local studies collections covering the key issues in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is written by a different specialist, covering: resource providers; management of service provision; management of the collection and its…

    eBook – 2016-12-14
    Routledge

  • Museums and Photography: Displaying Death book cover

    Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death, 1st Edition

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global Mobilities: Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives book cover

    Global Mobilities

    Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amy K. Levin

    Global Mobilities illustrates the significant engagement of museums and archives with populations that have experienced forced or willing migration: emigrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. The volume explores the role of public institutions in the politics of integration and…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World book cover

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

    Perspectives in a Global World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth E Iskin

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture book cover

    Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Unfinished Exhibition: Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America book cover

    The Unfinished Exhibition

    Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America, 1st Edition

    By Susanna W. Gold

    The Centennial decade was an era of ambivalence, the United States still unresolved about the incomprehensible damage it had wrought over four years of Civil War, and why. Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

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