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  • 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 – 2017-10-27 
    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. 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 – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

  • Belgian Museums of the Great War

    Politics, Memory, and Commerce

    By Karen Shelby

    Belgian Museums of the Great War: Politics, Memory, and Commerce examines several museums that are dedicated to the history of World War I in their handling of the centennial of the war along the Western Front in Flanders, Belgium. In the twenty-first century, the museum has become a strategic…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    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 – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Museums, Immigrants, and Social Justice

    By Sophia Labadi

    This interdisciplinary book argues that museums can offer a powerful, and often overlooked, arena for both exploring and acting upon the interrelated issues of immigration and social justice. Based on three in-depth European case studies, spanning France, Denmark, and the UK, the research examines…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museum Storage and Meaning

    Tales from the Crypt

    Edited by Mirjam Brusius, Kavita Singh

    Beyond their often beautiful exhibition halls, many museums contain vast, hidden spaces in which objects may be stored, conserved, or processed. Museums can also include unseen archives, study rooms, and libraries which are inaccessible to the public. This collection of essays focuses on this…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • 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 to theorize this process as a form of protest against disciplinary…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge
    Museums in Focus

  • The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

    Edited by Jane Anderson, Haidy Geismar

    The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range of authors use…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

    Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation

    By Fiona Starr

    This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private sector. Through discussion of physical conservation, benefits…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War

    Creativity Behind Barbed Wire

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Harold Mytum

    This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, wood carving, and recycled Red Cross tins turned into plates…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Time Frames

    Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage

    Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone

    Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge

  • 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

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