E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Natural History: Heritage, Place and Politics book cover

    Natural History

    Heritage, Place and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Ross J. Wilson

    The concept of ’natural heritage’ has become increasingly significant with the threat of dwindling resources, environmental degradation and climatic change. As humanity’s impact on the condition of life on earth has become more prominent, a discernible shift in the relationship between western…

    eBook – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Anderson, Haidy Geismar

    The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range of authors use…

    eBook – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum book cover

    Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Chin Davidson, Sandra Esslinger

    Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have…

    eBook – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences book cover

    Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions

    Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony

    Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting…

    eBook – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Revival: Human Rights in Philosophy and Practice (2001) book cover

    Revival: Human Rights in Philosophy and Practice (2001)

    1st Edition

    By Burton M. Leiser, Tom D. Campbell

    This title was first published in 2001. The essays in this highly cosmopolitan collection were selected from over 250 contributions presented at the 19th World Congress in Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) held in New York in 1999. They represent a cross-section of contemporary work on…

    eBook – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Nature of Classical Collecting: Collectors and Collections, 100 BCE – 100 CE book cover

    The Nature of Classical Collecting

    Collectors and Collections, 100 BCE – 100 CE, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Bounia

    The phenomenon of collecting as a systematic activity undertaken for symbolic rather than actual needs, is traditionally taken to originate in the middle of the fifteenth century, when the first cabinets of curiosities appear in Italy. Yet it is clear that the practice of collecting started long…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Collecting

  • No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia book cover

    No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying

    The Museum in South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh

    This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • Integral Transforms of Generalized Functions and Their Applications book cover

    Integral Transforms of Generalized Functions and Their Applications

    1st Edition

    By Ram Shankar Pathak

    For those who have a background in advanced calculus, elementary topology and functional analysis - from applied mathematicians and engineers to physicists - researchers and graduate students alike - this work provides a comprehensive analysis of the many important integral transforms and renders…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • Teaching Difficult History through Film book cover

    Teaching Difficult History through Film

    1st Edition

    By Jeremy Stoddard, Alan S. Marcus, David Hicks

    Teaching Difficult History through Film explores the potential of film to engage young people in controversial or contested histories and how they are represented, ranging from gender and sexuality, to colonialism and slavery. Adding to the education literature of how to teach and learn difficult…

    eBook – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory book cover

    Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to us time and time again. Examining the relationship between…

    eBook – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Museums in the Second World War: Curators, Culture and Change book cover

    Museums in the Second World War

    Curators, Culture and Change, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Pearson

    Edited by Suzanne Keene

    Exploring the role of museums, galleries and curators during the upheaval of the Second World War, this book challenges the accepted view of a hiatus in museum services during the conflict and its immediate aftermath. Instead it argues that new thinking in the 1930s was realised in a number of…

    eBook – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Political Afterlife of Sites of Monumental Destruction: Reconstructing Affect in Mostar and New York book cover

    The Political Afterlife of Sites of Monumental Destruction

    Reconstructing Affect in Mostar and New York, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Connor

    What happens when a monumental thing is physically destroyed? Is its "life" as a socially significant, presencing thing at an end? Or might the process of destruction work to enhance its symbolic force, mediating work and presencing power? In this book Andrea Connor traces the ‘afterlife’ of two…

    eBook – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Interventions

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