Museum Studies Products

  • Curating the Future

    Museums, Communities and Climate Change

    Edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

    Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Doing Museology Differently

    By Duncan Grewcock

    One might believe that museum studies is a stable field of academic inquiry based on a set of familiar institutional forms and functions. But as institutions museums have never been stable or singular, and neither has the discipline of museum studies. Museum studies as a field of academic inquiry…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums

    By Georgia Lindsay

    The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge

  • Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage

    Edited by ICOM

    This volume provides an unparalleled exploration of ethics and museum practice, considering the controversies and debates which surround key issues such as provenance, ownership, cultural identity, environmental sustainability and social engagement. Using a variety of case studies which reflect the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Representing the Nation

    Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States

    Edited by Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower

    The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Cultural Property and Contested Ownership

    The trafficking of artefacts and the quest for restitution

    Edited by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin, Lyndel V. Prott

    Against the backdrop of international conventions and their implementation, Cultural Property and Contested Ownership explores how highly-valued cultural goods are traded and negotiated among diverging parties and their interests. Cultural artefacts, such as those kept and trafficked between art…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation

    Displayed & Performed

    By Georgina Guy

    Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Political Museum

    Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus

    By Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia

    This engaging volume reveals how politics permeates all facets of museum practice, particularly in regions of political conflict. In these settings, museums can be extraordinarily influential for shaping identity and collective memory and for peace building. Using key Cypriote archaeological,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge

  • Politics of Memory

    Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space

    Edited by Ana Lucia Araujo

    The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

    By Karen Exell

     Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge

  • Contested Representations

    Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa'

    By Shelly R. Butler

    The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • National Galleries

    By Simon Knell

    Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

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