Museum & Heritage Studies 2018 New and Key Titles

We are delighted to present a collection of forthcoming, new and key museum and heritage studies titles. Browse some of our highlights below and use the sidebar categories to explore the collection in more detail.

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Featured Books

  • A Museums Studies Approach to Heritage

    Edited by Sheila Watson, Amy Barnes, Katy Bunning

    Heritage’s revival as a respected academic subject has, in part, resulted from an increased awareness and understanding of indigenous rights and non-Western philosophies and practices, and a growing respect for the intangible. Heritage has thus focused on management, tourism and the traditionally ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • Museum Basics

    The International Handbook, 4th Edition

    By Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine

    This fourth edition of Museum Basics has been produced for use in the many museums worldwide that operate with few professional staff and limited resources. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in museums around the world over the last six…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

  • Museum and Gallery Studies

    The Basics

    By Rhiannon Mason, Alistair Robinson, Emma Coffield

    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
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

    By Franklin D Vagnone, Deborah E Ryan

    In these days of an aging traditional audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth in new types of communication methods, America’s house museums need to take bold steps and expand their overall purpose beyond those of the traditional museum. They…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    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

  • 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

  • Museums without Borders

    Selected Writings of Robert R. Janes

    By Robert R. Janes

    Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • Museums and the Paradox of Change

    3rd Edition

    By Robert R. Janes

    Museums throughout the world are under increasing pressure in the wake of the 2008/2009 economic recession and the many pressing social and environmental issues that are assuming priority. The major focus of concern in the global museum community is the sustainability of museums in light of these…

    Paperback – 2013-04-18
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage

    Key Principles and Approaches

    By Hanna M. Szczepanowska

    Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complex decision-making processes that face…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06
    Routledge

  • Transforming Museums in the Twenty-first Century

    By Graham Black

    In his book, Graham Black argues that museums must transform themselves if they are to remain relevant to 21st century audiences – and this root and branch change would be necessary whether or not museums faced a funding crisis. It is the result of the impact of new technologies and the rapid…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries

    By Christopher Whitehead

    In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge

  • Gender, Sexuality and Museums

    A Routledge Reader

    Edited by Amy K. Levin

    Gender, Sexuality and Museums provides the only repository of key articles, new essays and case studies for the important area of gender and sexuality in museums. It is the first reader to focus on LGBT issues and museums, and the first reader in nearly 15 years to collect articles which focus on…

    Paperback – 2010-07-28
    Routledge

  • Museum Revolutions

    How museums change and are changed

    Edited by Simon Knell, Suzanne MacLeod, Sheila Watson

    This single-volume museum studies reference title explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them. Written by a leading group of museum professionals and academics from around the world and including new research…

    Paperback – 2007-08-30
    Routledge

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleries

    An Introductory Reader

    Edited by Gerard Corsane

    Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume…

    Paperback – 2004-12-17
    Routledge