Despite the difficulties caused by Covid-19 this year, our team has been busy working on a fantastic range of projects that will support teaching, research and practice around the world. Find more information about some of our exciting new releases below.
We have just published Heritage and Religion in East Asia, the fifth book in one of our newer series, Routledge Research on Museums and Heritage in Asia! The Series Editors and I are looking for more high-quality titles to include within the series and welcome expressions of interest or proposals from potential authors and editors.
Museum Activism won the Canadian Museums Association Award of Outstanding Achievement for research in the cultural heritage sector. Congratulations to Bob and Richard, the editors, as well as the many excellent contributors who helped to make the volume a success.
Andrea Bandelli, who is the CEO of Science Gallery International, has described Controversy in Science Museums (authored by Erminia Pedretti and Ana Maria Navas Iannini) as 'a magnificent resource to understand the role of science centres and museums today.' in Spokes Magazine. Find out more about the book here.
Meanwhile, Louise Ravelli, who is Associate Professor at UNSW Australia, had this to say about Steve Slack's new book, Interpreting Heritage: 'this engaging and eminently useful book manifests accessibility at every turn'. Find out more about this practical book here.
Conal McCarthy, who is a Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, reviewed Christina Kreps's Museums and Anthropology in the Age of Engagement for Museum Worlds and described it as a 'beautifully written and richly illustrated monograph'. He also commented that 'as a scholar of museum studies I found the deft historicized analysis of museum anthropology’s prehistory one of the most illuminating I have ever read.' You can find out more about the book here.
Paulette Wallace, who is Heritage Assets Manager at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, reviewed a number of titles from the Museums in Focus Series for Museum Worlds. Paulette had this to say about the series: 'The Museums in Focus series is a call to action that places museum studies on the front-foot ready to engage, respond, and lead-out on discourses shaped by critical contemporary issues—the key for
any future critical political writing will be the timeliness of the publication cycle of these short yet dynamic texts.' The Series Editor of this series is Kylie Message, who is Professor of Public Humanities at Australian National University and you can find more about the series here.