Paperbacks Direct: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions book cover

    Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions

    1st Edition

    By Francesca Monti, Suzanne Keene

    In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Museums, Health and Well-Being book cover

    Museums, Health and Well-Being

    1st Edition

    By Helen Chatterjee, Guy Noble

    The role of museums in enhancing well-being and improving health through social intervention is one of the foremost topics of importance in the museums sector today. With an aging population and emerging policies on the social responsibilities of museums, the sector is facing an unprecedented…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourism: Three Cities in the Middle East book cover

    World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourism

    Three Cities in the Middle East, 1st Edition

    By Luna Khirfan

    Urban planners and conservationists in historic cities around the world grapple with the competing interests of conservation, urban design, and economic and social development. This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe: Peoples, Places and Identities book cover

    Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

    Peoples, Places and Identities, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Whitehead, Susannah Eckersley, Katherine Lloyd, Rhiannon Mason

    The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World book cover

    Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy

    Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    By Constance DeVereaux, Martin Griffin

    The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Redisplaying Museum Collections: Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums book cover

    Redisplaying Museum Collections

    Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums, 1st Edition

    By Hannah Paddon

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Museum Futures book cover

    Climate Change and Museum Futures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Cameron, Brett Neilson

    Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art book cover

    New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beryl Graham

    The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation: Enchanting the Past-Future book cover

    Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation

    Enchanting the Past-Future, 1st Edition

    By Russell Staiff

    This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Postcolonial Museum: The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History book cover

    The Postcolonial Museum

    The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History, 1st Edition

    By Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona

    This book examines how we can conceive of a ’postcolonial museum’ in the contemporary epoch of mass migrations, the internet and digital technologies. The authors consider the museum space, practices and institutions in the light of repressed histories, sounds, voices, images, memories, bodies,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Responsive Museum: Working with Audiences in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    The Responsive Museum

    Working with Audiences in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Lang, John Reeve

    What is the relationship today between museums, galleries and learning? The Responsive Museum interrogates the thinking, policies and practices that underpin the educational role of the museum. It unravels the complex relationship of museums with their publics, and discusses today's challenges and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs book cover

    Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Edwards, Sigrid Lien

    Almost all museums hold photographs in their collections, and museum professionals and their audiences engage with photographs in a myriad of ways. Yet despite some three decades of critical museology and photographic theory, and an extensive debate on the politics of representation, outside art…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

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