E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • The National Historic Preservation Act: Past, Present, and Future book cover

    The National Historic Preservation Act

    Past, Present, and Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimball M. Banks, Ann M. Scott

    Assessing fifty years of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), passed in 1966, this volume examines the impact of this key piece of legislation on heritage practices in the United States. The editors and contributing authors summarize how we approached compliance in the past, how we…

    eBook – 2016-04-20
    Routledge

  • Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing book cover

    Museum Bodies

    The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing, 1st Edition

    By Helen Rees Leahy

    Museum Bodies provides an account of how museums have staged, prescribed and accommodated a repertoire of bodily practices, from their emergence in the eighteenth century to the present day. As long as museums have existed, their visitors have been scrutinised, both formally and informally, and…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Museum Educator's Handbook book cover

    Museum Educator's Handbook

    3rd Edition

    By Graeme K. Talboys

    Described by GEM* as 'a very informative and practical book ... worth having on any museum shelf', the Museum Educator's Handbook is a thorough and practical guide to setting up and running education services in all types of museum, even the smallest, in any geographical setting. This third…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Museums and Design Education: Looking to Learn, Learning to See book cover

    Museums and Design Education

    Looking to Learn, Learning to See, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Reynolds

    Edited by Beth Cook

    How can museum educators and higher education tutors enhance the way HE students use museums? There are many examples in the UK of museums and universities working together in productive and innovative ways, but these relationships tend to be based on individual enthusiasm and opportunistic…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions book cover

    Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions

    1st Edition

    By Francesca Monti, Suzanne Keene

    In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain: The Case of Assyria, 1845-1854 book cover

    From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain

    The Case of Assyria, 1845-1854, 1st Edition

    By Shawn Malley

    In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book encompasses the…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public book cover

    Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

    1st Edition

    By Margaret Ponsonby

    Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners of these houses often retained objects from various periods and this layering of history…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Design Education: Learning, Teaching and Researching Through Design book cover

    Design Education

    Learning, Teaching and Researching Through Design, 1st Edition

    By Philippa Lyon

    Embracing the richness, complexity and possibilities of learning and teaching in design, Design Education takes the vantage point of the 'outsider' and explores what makes design so compulsively fascinating for those who teach and study it. Through more than 40 projects, from design students' use…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Art Practice in a Digital Culture book cover

    Art Practice in a Digital Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hazel Gardiner, Charlie Gere

    Much as art history is in the process of being transformed by new information communication technologies, often in ways that are either disavowed or resisted, art practice is also being changed by those same technologies. One of the most obvious symptoms of this change is the increasing numbers of…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Museum Representations of Maoist China: From Cultural Revolution to Commie Kitsch book cover

    Museum Representations of Maoist China

    From Cultural Revolution to Commie Kitsch, 1st Edition

    By Amy Jane Barnes

    The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ’Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond: Autopsy, Pathology and Display book cover

    Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond

    Autopsy, Pathology and Display, 1st Edition

    Edited by Piers Mitchell

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums book cover

    The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums

    1st Edition

    By Georgia Lindsay

    The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States,…

    eBook – 2016-04-14
    Routledge

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