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  • The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art

    Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano

    This edited collection traces the impact of monographic exhibitions on the discipline of art history from the first examples in the late eighteenth century through the present. Roughly falling into three genres (retrospectives of living artists, retrospectives of recently deceased artists, and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • 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

  • Contemporary British Ceramics and the Influence of Sculpture

    Monuments, Multiples, Destruction and Display

    By Laura Gray

    This book investigates how British contemporary artists who work with clay have managed, in the space of a single generation, to take ceramics from niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery. This development has been accompanied (and perhaps propelled) by the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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

  • Museum Communication and Social Media

    The Connected Museum

    By Kirsten Drotner, Kim Christian Schrøder

    Visitor engagement and learning, outreach, and inclusion are concepts that have long dominated professional museum discourses.  The recent rapid uptake of various forms of social media in many parts of the world, however, calls for a reformulation of familiar opportunities and obstacles in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • 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

  • Introducing Peace Museums

    By Joyce Apsel

    Nominated for the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in non-fiction This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (but often overlooked) series of museums whose numbers have multiplied world-wide in recent decades. They relate stories and display artifacts—banners, diaries, and…

    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

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

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