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  • Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities

    By Tracey Lie Dan Lu

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Future of Heritage as Climates Change

    Loss, Adaptation and Creativity

    Edited by David Harvey, Jim Perry

    Climate change is a critical issue for heritage studies. Sites, objects and ways of life all are coming under threat, requiring alternative management, or requiring specific climate change adaptation. Heritage is key to interpreting the societal significance of climate change; notions (and images)…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying

    The Museum in South Asia

    Edited by Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh

    This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Intangible Natural Heritage

    New Perspectives on Natural Objects

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, recently emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define our relationship to them. These elements can be sensory, like auditory landscapes,…

    Paperback – 2015-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Museum Mediations

    Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry

    By Barbara K. Fischer

    This interdisciplinary study participates in the ongoing critical conversation about postwar American poetry and visual culture, while advancing that field into the arena of the museum. Turning to contemporary poems about the visual arts that foreground and interrogate a museum setting, the book…

    Paperback – 2014-12-21
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Law for Artists

    Copyright, the obscene and all the things in between

    By Blu Tirohl

    Written especially for professional artists and those studying the visual arts, Law for Artists is an accessible guide to those aspects of law that impact on artists and their work. It encompasses a comprehensive range of creative practices including fine art, photography, the graphic and plastic…

    Paperback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2014-12-04
    Routledge

  • World Heritage Management and Human Rights

    Edited by Stener Ekern, William Logan, Birgitte Sauge, Amund Sinding-Larsen

    This book focuses on the balance between protecting human rights and protecting world heritage sites. It concerns itself with the idea that the management of heritage properties worldwide may fail to adequately respect traditional entitlements and rights of individuals and communities living within…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27
    Routledge

  • Performing the Self

    Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson

    That the self is ‘performed’, created through action rather than having a prior existence, has been an important methodological intervention in our understanding of human experience. It has been particularly significant for studies of gender, helping to destabilise models of selfhood where women…

    Hardback – 2014-11-19
    Routledge

  • Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

    By Tiina Roppola

    Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure…

    Paperback – 2014-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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