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  • Branding the Global Guggenheim

    Cultural Diplomacy in the Neoliberal Age

    By Natalia Grincheva

    With a historical legacy of being a leading actor of cultural diplomacy since the time of the Cold War, in recent decades the Guggenheim has been very active in the international cultural arena through various global cultural activities implemented without control or support from the U.S.…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Museums in Focus

  • Wall Memorials and Heritage

    The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie

    By Sybille Frank

    Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Thing about Museums

    Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation

    Edited by Sandra Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Museum Futures

    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 – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums, Heritage and Indigenous Voice

    Decolonizing Engagement

    By Bryony Onciul

    Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum studies is often dominated by curatorial and academic perspectives, in which community voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations can be under-represented. This book provides a unique look at Indigenous perspectives on museum…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Exhibiting Madness in Museums

    Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

    Edited by Catharine Coleborne, Dolly MacKinnon

    While much has been written on the history of psychiatry, remarkably little has been written about psychiatric collections or curating. Exhibiting Madness in Museums offers a comparative history of independent and institutional collections of psychiatric objects in Australia, New Zealand, Canada…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice

    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

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    Natural history museums are changing, both because of their own internal development and in response to changes in context. The Future of Natural History Museums considers these changes and the reasons behind them and begins to develop a cohesive discourse that balances the disparate issues that…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • The Disobedient Museum

    Writing at the Edge

    By Kylie Message

    The Disobedient Museum: Writing at the Edge aims to motivate disciplinary thinking to reimagine writing about museums as an activity where resistant forms of thinking, seeing, feeling, and acting can be produced and theorized as a form of protest against disciplinary stagnation. Drawing on a range…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Museums in Focus

  • Belgian Museums of the Great War

    Politics, Memory, and Commerce

    By Karen Shelby

    Belgian Museums of the Great War: Politics, Memory, and Commerce examines the handling of the centennial of World War I by several museums along the Western Front in Flanders, Belgium. In the twenty-first century, the museum has become a strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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