E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Museums, Power, Knowledge: Selected Essays book cover

    Museums, Power, Knowledge

    Selected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Tony Bennett

    Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault’s account of the relations between knowledge and power and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett’s work…

    eBook – 2017-11-01
    Routledge

  • Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship book cover

    Cultural Entrepreneurship

    The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship, 1st Edition

    By Annette Naudin

    This book explores the lived experience of cultural entrepreneurship examining the challenges associated with cultural labour including the insecurities of managing precarious working conditions. Drawing on interviews conducted with cultural workers, Cultural Entrepreneurship focuses on how…

    eBook – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    eBook – 2017-10-25
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915 book cover

    Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs

    Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Raizman, Ethan Robey

    Expanding Nationalisms at World’s Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851–1915 introduces the subject of international exhibitions to art and design historians and a wider audience as a resource for understanding the broad and varied political meanings of design during a period of rapid…

    eBook – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • A History of Architectural Conservation book cover

    A History of Architectural Conservation

    2nd Edition

    By Jukka Jokilehto

    The first book to provide a full history of the development of architectural conservation, A History of Architectural Conservation is considered a landmark publication by architectural conservation students and professionals the world over. Twenty years after its first publication, this new edition…

    eBook – 2017-10-20
    Routledge

  • Museum Learning: Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice book cover

    Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice, 1st Edition

    By Jill Hohenstein, Theano Moussouri

    As museums are increasingly asked to demonstrate not only their cultural, but also their educational and social significance, the means to understand how museum visitors learn becomes ever more important. And yet, learning can be conceptualised and investigated in many ways. Coming to terms with…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

  • World Heritage Conservation: The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development book cover

    World Heritage Conservation

    The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    By Claire Cave, Elene Negussie

    The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has become one of the most successful UN instruments for promoting cultural diplomacy and dialogue on conservation of cultural and natural heritage. This book provides an overview of the convention through an interdisciplinary approach to conservation. It shows…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds: The Anatomist and the Fine Arts book cover

    William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds

    The Anatomist and the Fine Arts, 1st Edition

    By Helen McCormack

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Future of Natural History Museums book cover

    The Future of Natural History Museums

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    Natural history museums are changing, both because of their own internal development and in response to changes in context. Historically, the aim of collecting from nature was to develop encyclopedic assemblages to satisfy human curiosity and build a basis for taxonomic information. Today, with…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • Law, Art and the Commons book cover

    Law, Art and the Commons

    1st Edition

    By Merima Bruncevic

    The concept of the cultural commons has become increasingly important for legal studies. Within this field, however, it is a contested concept: at once presented as a sphere for creativity, democratic access and freedom of speech, but one that denies property rights and misappropriates the…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation book cover

    Slow Looking

    The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation, 1st Edition

    By Shari Tishman

    Slow Looking provides a robust argument for the importance of slow looking in learning environments both general and specialized, formal and informal, and its connection to major concepts in teaching, learning, and knowledge. A museum-originated practice increasingly seen as holding wide…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Generative Systems Art: The Work of Ernest Edmonds book cover

    Generative Systems Art

    The Work of Ernest Edmonds, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Franco

    In this unique book the author explores the history of pioneering computer art and its contribution to art history by way of examining Ernest Edmonds’ art from the late 1960s to the present day. Edmonds’ inventions of new concepts, tools and forms of art, along with his close involvement with the…

    eBook – 2017-10-05
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

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