Museum & Heritage Studies 2019 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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Museum Studies

  • Museum and Gallery Studies

    The Basics, 1st Edition

    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, Power, Knowledge

    Selected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Tony Bennett

    Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault’s account of the relations between knowledge and power and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett’s work…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge

  • Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Future of Natural History Museums

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • Women in the Museum

    Lessons from the Workplace, 1st Edition

    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

  • Museums and Archaeology

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, Moralities and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

  • The Political Museum

    Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus, 1st Edition

    By Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia

    This engaging volume reveals how politics permeates all facets of museum practice, particularly in regions of political conflict. In these settings, museums can be extraordinarily influential for shaping identity and collective memory and for peace building. Using key Cypriote archaeological,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

    1st Edition

    By Karen Exell

     Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge

  • National Galleries

    1st Edition

    By Simon Knell

    Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

  • Museums without Borders

    Selected Writings of Robert R. Janes, 1st Edition

    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

  • Museum as Process

    Translating Local and Global Knowledges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond Silverman

    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
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Museums and Migration

    History, Memory and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Gourievidis

    Recent decades have seen migration history and issues increasingly featured in museums. Museums and Migration explores the ways in which museum spaces - local, regional, national - have engaged with the history of migration, including internal migration, emigration and immigration. It presents the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Creativity in Museum Practice

    1st Edition

    By Linda Norris, Rainey Tisdale

    With this book, museum professionals can learn how to unleash creative potential throughout their institution. Drawing from a wide range of research on creativity as well as insights from today’s most creative museum leaders, the authors present a set of practical principles about how museum…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
    Routledge

  • Corrections and Collections

    Architectures for Art and Crime, 1st Edition

    By Joe Day

    America holds more than two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts more than two million daily visits to museums, figures which represent a ten-fold increase in the last twenty-five years. Corrections and Collections explores and connects these two massive expansions in our built…

    Paperback – 2013-05-28
    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

  • Interpretive Planning for Museums

    Integrating Visitor Perspectives in Decision Making, 1st Edition

    By Marcella Wells, Barbara H Butler, Judith Koke

    Museum professionals' increased focus on visitors in recent years has been demonstrated by, among other things, the enhanced practice of evaluation and the development of interpretive plans. Yet too often, these efforts function independent of one another. This book helps museums integrate visitors…

    Paperback – 2013-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Museum Experience Revisited

    1st Edition

    By John H Falk, Lynn D Dierking

    The first book to take a "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit when it was first published in 1992, The Museum Experience revolutionized the way museum professionals understand their constituents. Falk and Dierking have updated this essential reference, incorporating advances in research, theory…

    Paperback – 2012-12-15
    Routledge

  • Post Critical Museology

    Theory and Practice in the Art Museum, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Dewdney, David Dibosa, Victoria Walsh

    Post-Critical Museology considers what the role of the public and the experience of audiences means to the everyday work of the art museum. It does this from the perspectives of the art museum itself as well as from the visitors it seeks. Through the analysis of material gathered from a major…

    Paperback – 2012-10-19
    Routledge

  • Museums, Equality and Social Justice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Sandell, Eithne Nightingale

    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
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Transforming Museums in the Twenty-first Century

    1st Edition

    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

  • Museums in a Digital Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ross Parry

    The influence of digital media on the cultural heritage sector has been pervasive and profound. Today museums are reliant on new technology to manage their collections. They collect digital as well as material things. New media is embedded within their exhibition spaces. And their activity online…

    Paperback – 2009-12-04
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • Museum Revolutions

    How museums change and are changed, 1st Edition

    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

  • The Engaging Museum

    Developing Museums for Visitor Involvement, 1st Edition

    By Graham Black

    This very practical book guides museums on how to create the highest quality experience possible for their visitors. Creating an environment that supports visitor engagement with collections means examining every stage of the visit, from the initial impetus to go to a particular institution, to…

    Paperback – 2005-05-26
    Routledge
    Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleries

    An Introductory Reader, 1st Edition

    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