20Featured Books

  • Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics book cover

    Museum and Gallery Studies

    The Basics

    By Rhiannon Mason, Emma Coffield, Alistair Robinson

    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 – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Critical Practice: Artists, museums, ethics book cover

    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, Moralities and Human Rights book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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

  • National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change book cover

    National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010

    Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change

    Edited by Peter Aronsson, Gabriella Elgenius

    Europe’s national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-05
    Routledge

  • Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges book cover

    Museum as Process

    Translating Local and Global Knowledges

    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

  • Heritage: Critical Approaches book cover

    Heritage

    Critical Approaches

    By Rodney Harrison

    Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museums…we live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
    Routledge

  • Museums, Equality and Social Justice book cover

    Museums, Equality and Social Justice

    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

  • Museum Basics book cover

    Museum Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine

    Museums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges. Keeping up-to-date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium-sized museums where time for reading and training is often restricted. This new edition of Museum Basics has therefore been produced…

    Paperback – 2012-04-11
    Routledge
    Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

  • Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions book cover

    Museum Making

    Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions

    Edited by Suzanne Macleod, Laura Hourston Hanks, Jonathan Hale

    Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built…

    Paperback – 2012-02-28
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Transforming Museums in the Twenty-first Century book cover

    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

  • Preventive Conservation in Museums book cover

    Preventive Conservation in Museums

    Edited by Chris Caple

    Preventive Conservation in Museums makes available and comprehensible the diverse literature and ideas of preventive conservation to an audience with a limited scientific background, principally those studying museum studies or engaged in the museum profession. It bridges the gap between the basic…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • Materials for Conservation book cover

    Materials for Conservation

    2nd Edition

    By C V Horie

    Materials in Conservation is the definitive introduction to the properties of materials used in conservation. The continual struggle of conservators to ameliorate the deterioration of objects has led to increasing use of synthetic polymers. These materials are part of the sophisticated technology…

    Paperback – 2010-08-26
    Routledge

  • The Social Work of Museums book cover

    The Social Work of Museums

    By Lois H. Silverman

    Museums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work. Yet, Lois H. Silverman brings together here relevant visitor studies, trends in international practice, and compelling examples that demonstrate how museums everywhere are using their unique resources to benefit human relationships…

    Paperback – 2009-11-25
    Routledge

  • Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance book cover

    Museums and Education

    Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance

    By Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    At the beginning of the 21st century museums are challenged on a number of fronts. The prioritisation of learning in museums in the context of demands for social justice and cultural democracy combined with cultural policy based on economic rationalism forces museums to review their educational…

    Paperback – 2007-11-01
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Uses of Heritage book cover

    Uses of Heritage

    By Laurajane Smith

    Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent…

    Paperback – 2006-08-16
    Routledge

  • The Educational Role of the Museum book cover

    The Educational Role of the Museum

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Grounded in the solid strengths of its first edition, this updated and revised second edition, collates recent and important articles that address the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences. The Educational Role of the Museum has been entirely restructured and new papers have…

    Paperback – 1999-01-21
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies