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  • Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in London

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club

    By Stacey J. Pierson

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen’s club with a singular remit – to exhibit members’ art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • 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 – 2017-01-26 
    Museum Meanings

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the European University, Cyprus. She earned a PhD in Art Theory from Columbia University, USA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of London, UK. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA),…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Museums, Moralities and Human Rights

    By Richard Sandell

    This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are negotiated and experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases which focus on gender…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Museum Meanings

  • The Semiotics of Movement and Space

    By Robert James McMurtrie

    The Semiotics of Movement and Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyzes and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

    This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects a number of prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 

  • Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

    Perspectives in a Global World

    Edited by Ruth E Iskin

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 

  • Global Mobilities

    Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives

    Edited by Amy K. Levin

    Global Mobilities illustrates the significant engagement of museums and archives with populations that have experienced forced or willing migration: emigrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. The volume explores the role of public institutions in the politics of integration and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums, Heritage and International Development

    Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

    While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • 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 – 2016-08-11
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

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