E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Paradata and Transparency in Virtual Heritage book cover

    Paradata and Transparency in Virtual Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Hugh Denard

    Computer-Generated Images (CGIs) are widely used and accepted in the world of entertainment but the use of the very same visualization techniques in academic research in the Arts and Humanities remains controversial. The techniques and conceptual perspectives on heritage visualization are a subject…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Cultural Policy, Work and Identity: The Creation, Renewal and Negotiation of Professional Subjectivities book cover

    Cultural Policy, Work and Identity

    The Creation, Renewal and Negotiation of Professional Subjectivities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Paquette

    How have cultural policies created new occupations and shaped professions? This book explores an often unacknowledged dimension of cultural policy analysis: the professional identity of cultural agents. It analyses the relationship between cultural policy, identity and professionalism and draws…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Museums in Arabia: Transnational Practices and Regional Processes book cover

    Museums in Arabia

    Transnational Practices and Regional Processes, 1st Edition

    By Karen Exell, Sarina Wakefield

    Museum activity has, in recent years, undergone major and rapid development in the Arabian Peninsula, with the regeneration of existing museums as well as the establishment of new ones. Alongside such rapid expansion, questions are inevitably raised as to the new challenges museums face in this…

    eBook – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

  • LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950 book cover

    LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector

    The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950, 1st Edition

    By John Vincent

    This book examines the complex and conflicting relationships between LGBT people and our cultural and heritage organisations including libraries, museums and archives. In this unique book established author John Vincent draws together current good practice, and also highlights issues which urgently…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World book cover

    Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy

    Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    By Constance DeVereaux, Martin Griffin

    The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art book cover

    New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beryl Graham

    The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Education, Values and Ethics in International Heritage: Learning to Respect book cover

    Education, Values and Ethics in International Heritage

    Learning to Respect, 1st Edition

    By Jeanette Atkinson

    The changing and evolving relationship between museums and communities, Indigenous, ethnic and marginalized, has been a primary point of discussion in the heritage sector in recent years. Questions of official and unofficial heritage, whose artefacts to collect and exhibit and why, have informed…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage book cover

    Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ronda L. Brulotte, Michael A. Di Giovine

    Food - its cultivation, preparation and communal consumption - has long been considered a form of cultural heritage. A dynamic, living product, food creates social bonds as it simultaneously marks off and maintains cultural difference. In bringing together anthropologists, historians and other…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Museums and Higher Education Working Together: Challenges and Opportunities book cover

    Museums and Higher Education Working Together

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    Edited by Anne Boddington

    Over the last twenty years the educational role of the museum has come to be central to its mission. There are now far more educational opportunities, new spaces, new interfaces - both digital and physical, and a growing number of education and interpretation departments, educational curators and…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • Museums and Restitution: New Practices, New Approaches book cover

    Museums and Restitution

    New Practices, New Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott, Kostas Arvanitis

    This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • Museums in the New Mediascape: Transmedia, Participation, Ethics book cover

    Museums in the New Mediascape

    Transmedia, Participation, Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Kidd

    The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space book cover

    Philanthropy and Light

    Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space, 1st Edition

    By Oriel Prizeman

    Walter Gropius associated standardisation with promoting civilisation in 1935, yet Andrew Carnegie’s influence on the proliferation of pattern book public library plans internationally predated these observations by 50 years. Through the first twenty years of his programme, he supported the…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

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