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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  • 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
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • Engaging Young Children in Museums

    1st Edition

    By Sharon E Shaffer

    What does a museum do with a kindergartner who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. Written by Sharon Shaffer, the founding Executive Director of the innovative Smithsonian Early…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15

  • Museums and their Communities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sheila Watson

    Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila…

    Paperback – 2007-07-26
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • Museums and Source Communities

    A Routledge Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alison K. Brown, Laura Peers

    This volume combines some of the most influential published research in this emerging field with newly commissioned essays on the issues, problems and lessons involved in collaborating museums and source communities. Focusing on museums in  the UK, North America and the Pacific, the book…

    Paperback – 2003-06-26