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  • Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

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

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-10-01 
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-10-01 
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Cultural Property and Contested Ownership

    The trafficking of artefacts and the quest for restitution

    Edited by Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, 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 – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-06-22
    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 – 2016-06-21
    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 – 2016-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • 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 – 2016-05-02
    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 – 2016-04-21
    Routledge

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