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.
Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics is an accessible guide for the student approaching Museum and Gallery Studies for the first time. Taking a global view, it covers the key ideas, approaches and contentious issues in the field. Balancing theory and practice, the book address important questions…
Paperback – 2017-12-01
Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…
Paperback – 2017-02-02
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…
Paperback – 2016-12-15
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
What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to “dumb down” their work? What internal changes are required?…
Paperback – 2016-11-28
This volume provides an unparalleled exploration of ethics and museum practice, considering the controversies and debates which surround key issues such as provenance, ownership, cultural identity, environmental sustainability and social engagement. Using a variety of case studies which reflect the…
Paperback – 2016-06-20
Racism is a hot topic in museums today, as well as an urgent social issue. Focused on the broad field of multicultural policy, Museums and Racism examines how the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia, has responded to political culture and public debate around racism. Analysis focuses on the…
Hardback – 2018-05-15
Museums in Focus
In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London, which Le Corbusier called ‘revolutionary’. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet Highpoint II felt very different, and the sense that the ideals…
Hardback – 2018-05-15
China has surged into the 21st century as one of the most rapidly modernizing countries in the world. Its burgeoning cities reflect this extraordinary growth with a dazzling array of new architectural forms and designs. In its transformation, the 5000-year old heritage of its built civilization,…
Hardback – 2018-05-15
This new FreeBook brings together a selection of thought-provoking chapters from the Museum Meanings series. The essays explore diverse aspects of the shifting social, cultural and political significance of museums and their agency. As such, this will be a practical resource for museum professionals, educators, and students. We have also included a 20% discount code for use across our whole range of museum studies books.
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 archaeology books for a broad audience, from introductory textbooks and guides through to cutting-edge research volumes. He publishes across all topics in archaeology and for all regions of the globe. As well as a focus on books that support study he also welcomes pioneering work and topics at the forefront of current research that reflect the reputation for innovative publishing in archaeology.
Heidi Lowther commissions books in the areas of Museum Studies, Heritage Studies, Conservation and Library and Information Science. She commissions a wide range of books, from textbooks and supplementary reading for students, to cutting-edge research volumes for academics, to practical books aimed at professionals and practitioners. Heidi is always happy to discuss book ideas with new and established authors and can be contacted via email, or on LinkedIn.