On these pages you will find information on the Routledge list which covers Museum Studies, Heritage Studies, Material Culture Studies, and Conservation.
There is also information on books for students, series, and the latest news and events.
Europe’s national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers,…
Hardback – 2014-12-05
The museum has become a vital strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to knowledges produced in local settings. Museum as Process presents community-engaged "culture work" of a group of scholars whose collaborative projects consider the social spaces between the museum and community…
Paperback – 2014-08-26
Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museums…we live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of…
Paperback – 2012-08-30
The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum…
Paperback – 2012-04-23
Museums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges. Keeping up-to-date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium-sized museums where time for reading and training is often restricted. This new edition of Museum Basics has therefore been produced…
Paperback – 2012-04-11
Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built…
Paperback – 2012-02-28
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…
Paperback – 2016-12-07
Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples
This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects a number of prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between…
Paperback – 2016-12-06
At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…
Hardback – 2016-10-06
AAM-Recommended Books on Museums' Social Value
To help museum professionals think about this year’s annual meeting theme, the AAM recommended 5 Routledge books as resources on the social value of museums. We invite you to explore the titles here.
Peter Aronsson and Gabriella Elgenius, editors of National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change, explore the role of museums in research, education and the on-going nation making processes of Europe.
Ken Taylor, co-editor of Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, discusses the interdependence between people, their social structures and ecosystems, and landscape conservation.
Matthew Gibbons commissions on a number of related lists: Classics, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Heritage Studies, and Conservation. He commissions books for a broad audience from introductory textbooks and guides through to cutting-edge research volumes. The Museums, Heritage, and Conservation lists also cater for practitioners and professionals. As well as a focus on books that support study he also welcomes, across all lists, pioneering work and topics at the forefront of current research that reflect the reputation for innovative publishing in his areas.