E-books: Museum and Heritage 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

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis: Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown book cover

    Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown, 1st Edition

    By Richard M. Hutchings

    Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings. Maritime heritage landscapes are undergoing a period of…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • Museums, Moralities and Human Rights book cover

    Museums, Moralities and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    By Richard Sandell

    This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases, which focus on gender diversity and…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Heritage, Democracy and the Public: Nordic Approaches book cover

    Heritage, Democracy and the Public

    Nordic Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen, Grete Swensen

    What is the significance of heritage for how welfare is defined? What function does heritage have in the public realm and how is heritage becoming a resource for citizens to gain influence in society? Who and what defines the public debates and the politics about heritage? Is there a knowledge gap…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Religion and the American Experience: A Social and Cultural History, 1765-1996: A Social and Cultural History, 1765-1996 book cover

    Religion and the American Experience: A Social and Cultural History, 1765-1996

    A Social and Cultural History, 1765-1996, 1st Edition

    By Donald C. Swift

    Religion in the USA manifests itself in many forms and this book examines them, from religion in the early republic, to early African American religion, reform, nativism movements, and fundamentalism, up to the contemporary culture wars, in a study that spans almost 250 years.…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

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