Museum and Heritage Studies Products

  • Mummers' Plays Revisited

    1st Edition

    By Peter Harrop

    Peter Harrop offers a reappraisal of mummers’ plays, which have long been regarded as a form of ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’ drama, somehow separate from the mainstream of British theatre. This fresh view of folk and tradition explores how mummers’ plays emerged in an 18th century theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18
    Routledge

  • The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris

    Patronage in Late Renaissance Bavaria, 1st Edition

    By Susan Maxwell

    Shedding new light on the relatively unknown art of the Wittelsbach dukes's sixteenth-century court, The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris represents the first monograph to focus on this Italian-trained Netherlandish artist. The volume incorporates original archival material, including letters and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-12
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Empty Museum

    Western Cultures and the Artistic Field in Modern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Masaaki Morishita

    This book examines the processes through which public art museums, as modern Western institutions, were introduced to Japan in the late nineteenth century and how they subsequently developed distinctive national characteristics. The author focuses on one of the most distinctive forms of Japanese…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christie Brown, Julian Stair, Clare Twomey

    This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and curatorial practice in museum culture. Ceramic objects form a major part of museum collections, with connections to anthropology, archaeology and other disciplines that…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Representing the Nation

    Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death, 1st Edition

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Producing the Past

    Aspects of Antiquarian Culture and Practice 1700–1850, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Peltz, Martin Myrone

    First published in 1999, this volume examines antiquarianism which had its roots in Renaissance thought and was a popular intellectual and cultural pursuit throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The antiquarian work of collecting, compiling and presenting material which exposed the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Private Collector's Museum

    Public Good Versus Private Gain, 1st Edition

    By Georgina S Walker

    The Private Collector’s Museum connects the rising popularity of private museums with evolving models of collecting and philanthropy, and new inter-relationships between private and public space. It examines how contemporary collectors construct museums to frame themselves as cultural arbiters of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge

  • Abstract Painting and the Minimalist Critiques

    Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer in the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Matthew L. Levy

    This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of Minimalism through an examination of three key painters: Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer. By establishing their substantive engagements with Minimalist discourse, as well as their often overlooked artistic exchanges with their sculptor peers,…

    Hardback – 2019-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Personalization of the Museum Visit

    Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors, 1st Edition

    By Seph Rodney

    The Personalization of the Museum Visit examines a fundamental shift in institutional behavior in museums located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contending that art museums have moved toward a new paradigm of public engagement, it posits that modern museum visitors are treated as…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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