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  • Museums and Restitution

    New Practices, New Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott, Kostas Arvanitis

    This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions

    1st Edition

    By Francesca Monti, Suzanne Keene

    In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Museums, Health and Well-Being

    1st Edition

    By Helen Chatterjee, Guy Noble

    The role of museums in enhancing well-being and improving health through social intervention is one of the foremost topics of importance in the museums sector today. With an aging population and emerging policies on the social responsibilities of museums, the sector is facing an unprecedented…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • What are Archives?

    Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: a reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Craven

    This collection of essays breaks new ground in archival studies in the UK where professional archival texts have traditionally concentrated on the how, not the why, of archival work. Studies of the theoretical role of, for example, the archive and the text or the archive and political power, have…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourism

    Three Cities in the Middle East, 1st Edition

    By Luna Khirfan

    Urban planners and conservationists in historic cities around the world grapple with the competing interests of conservation, urban design, and economic and social development. This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

    Peoples, Places and Identities, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Whitehead, Susannah Eckersley, Katherine Lloyd, Rhiannon Mason

    The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy

    Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    By Constance DeVereaux, Martin Griffin

    The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Narrative-based Practice

    1st Edition

    By Peter Brophy

    The telling of stories lies at the heart of human communication. In this important new book Peter Brophy introduces and explains the concept of story-telling or narrative-based practice in teaching, research, professional practice and organizations. He illustrates the deficiencies in evidence-based…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Reading Groups, Libraries and Social Inclusion

    Experiences of Blind and Partially Sighted People, 1st Edition

    By Eileen Hyder

    Reading groups have grown rapidly in popularity and continue to be a significant cultural phenomenon. Reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of groups within society, including people with visual impairments (…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Public Libraries in the 21st Century

    Defining Services and Debating the Future, 1st Edition

    By Anne Goulding

    Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Personalising Library Services in Higher Education

    The Boutique Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Tilley

    Edited by Andy Priestner

    In an economic climate where cuts are becoming the norm, a boutique library service may seem a contradiction. In some academic libraries the trend is still towards centralisation programmes or offering generic services. However, the student as the customer now has an even greater vested interest in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beryl Graham

    The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art, and because new media art might be interactive with its audiences, this highlights the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

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