Museum and Heritage Studies Products

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy

    Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

    By Natsuko Akagawa

    Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the European University, Cyprus. She earned a PhD in Art Theory from Columbia University, USA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of London, UK. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA),…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • 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, shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are negotiated and experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases which focus on gender…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Edited by Peter Davis, Michelle L. Stefano

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • The Semiotics of Movement and Space

    By Robert James McMurtrie

    The Semiotics of Movement and Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyzes and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • The Unfinished Exhibition

    Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America

    By Susanna W. Gold

    The Centennial decade was an era of ambivalence, the United States still unresolved about the incomprehensible damage it had wrought over four years of Civil War, and why. Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown

    By Richard M. Hutchings

    Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings. Maritime heritage landscapes are undergoing a period of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

    This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. Promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles a number of key questions and also corrects a number of the prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Island Landscapes

    An Expression of European Culture

    Edited by Gloria Pungetti

    Island Landscapes takes a critical look at the evolution of European islandscapes and seascapes to examine the conditions facing them in the twenty first century. Considering island landscapes as an expression of European culture, this book envisages future trends and presents clearly the need to…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

    Perspectives in a Global World

    Edited by Ruth E Iskin

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

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