2017 Library, Museum and Heritage Studies Titles for Review

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  • Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Future of Natural History Museums

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    Towards Tate Modern provides a new interdisciplinary account of Tate’s shifting position as a national arts institution. The book examines how earlier government directives impacted on Tate, which saw the organisation refocusing its aims and resulted in it pioneering new models for working across…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • Belgian Museums of the Great War

    Politics, Memory, and Commerce

    By Karen Shelby

    Belgian Museums of the Great War: Politics, Memory, and Commerce examines the handling of the centennial of World War I by several museums along the Western Front in Flanders, Belgium. In the twenty-first century, the museum has become a strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice

    By Sophia Labadi

    This interdisciplinary book argues that museums can offer a powerful, and often overlooked, arena for both exploring and acting upon the interrelated issues of immigration and social justice. Based on three in-depth European case studies, spanning France, Denmark, and the UK, the research examines…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museum Storage and Meaning

    Tales from the Crypt

    Edited by Mirjam Brusius, Kavita Singh

    Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. This collection of essays focuses on this…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University

    A Collaborative Approach

    Edited by Graham Walton, Graham Matthews

    Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge

  • Your Career, Your Life

    Career Management for the Information Professional

    By Rosemary Raddon

    Career development must be based on an understanding both of the working context and of one�s own personal needs. This forms the basis of guidance given in this book, which includes contributions from three other specialists in career management and organizational dynamics. Your Career, Your Life…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28
    Routledge

  • A History of Archival Practice

    By Paul Delsalle, Margaret Procter

    This revised translation of the classic 1998 Une histoire de l’archivistique provides a wide-ranging international survey of developments in archival practices and management, from the ancient world to the present day. The volume has been substantially updated to incorporate recent scholarship and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Women in the Museum

    Lessons from the Workplace

    By Joan H. Baldwin, Anne W. Ackerson

    The number of women working in museum settings has grown exponentially since the start of the twentieth century. Women in the Museum explores the professional lives of the sector’s female workforce today and examines the challenges they face working in what was, until recently, a male-dominated…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • Displaced Archives

    Edited by James Lowry

    Displaced archives have long been a problem and their existence continues to trouble archivists, historians and government officials. Displaced Archives brings together leading international experts to comprehensively explore the current state of affairs for the first time. Drawing on case studies…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge

  • Museums and Archaeology

    Edited by Robin Skeates

    Museums and Archaeology brings together a wide, but carefully chosen, selection of literature from around the world that connects museums and archaeology. Part of the successful Leicester Readers in Museum Studies series, it provides a combination of issue- and practice-based perspectives. As such,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    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
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    Hardback – 2016-12-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums, Moralities and Human Rights

    By Richard Sandell

    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
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Edited by Michelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global Heritage Assemblages

    Development and Modern Architecture in Africa

    By Christoph Rausch

    UNESCO aims to tackle Africa’s under-representation on its World Heritage List by inscribing instances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern architecture and urban planning there. But, what is one to make of the utopias of progress and development for which these buildings and sites stand?…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown

    By Richard M. Hutchings

    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
    Routledge
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

    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
    Routledge

  • Creating the Visitor-centered Museum

    By Peter Samis, Mimi Michaelson

    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
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Art and International Development

    Edited by Polly Stupples, Katerina Teaiwa

    Visual artists, craftspeople, musicians, and performers have been supported by the development community for at least twenty years, yet there has been little grounded and critical research into the practices and politics of that support. This new Routledge book remedies that omission and brings…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage

    Edited by ICOM

    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
    Routledge

  • User Experience in Libraries

    Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design

    Edited by Andy Priestner, Matt Borg

    Modern library services can be incredibly complex. Much more so than their forebears, modern librarians must grapple daily with questions of how best to implement innovative new services, while also maintaining and updating the old. The efforts undertaken are immense, but how best to evaluate their…

    Paperback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • Managing Information Services

    An Innovative Approach, 4th Edition

    By Jo Bryson

    This fourth edition of Jo Bryson's highly regarded Managing Information Services has been thoroughly revised with an emphasis on innovation. Operating in a digital era, libraries must innovate to survive and grow. This means librarians having radical ideas which challenge the status quo, shifting…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge