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 curators enter the profession with a specialist subject qualification and yet at some point in their career, many curators find themselves in charge of a range of collections outside of their expert knowledge. Interpreting, curating and caring for mixed collections demands of curators a wide…
Paperback – 2019-03-27
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
Interpreting Objects in the Hybrid Museum examines the recent trend for converged collecting institutions and uses its investigation as a catalyst for critical reflection by all stakeholders on the risks, as well as advantages, of integration for cultural engagement. Drawing on three case…
Hardback – 2019-03-12
Museums in Focus
Engaging Transculturality is an extensive and comprehensive survey of the rapidly developing field of transcultural studies. In this volume, the reflections of a large and interdisciplinary array of scholars have been brought together to provide an extensive source of regional and trans-regional…
Hardback – 2019-03-07
The act of identifying, protecting, restoring, and reusing buildings, districts, and built landscapes of historic and cultural significance is, at its best, a reflective and consequential process of urban and socio-economic reform. It has the potential to reconcile conflicting memories, meanings,…
Hardback – 2019-03-01
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 & Heritage Studies, Library & Information Science (including Archival Studies), Conservation and Digital Humanities. 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.