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  1. Doing Museology Differently

    By Duncan Grewcock

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    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...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Museum Communication and Social Media

    The Connected Museum

    By Kirsten Drotner, Kim Christian Schrøder

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    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...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

    By Tiina Roppola

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums

    Ambiguous Engagements

    Edited by Laurajane Smith, Geoff Cubitt, Kalliopi Fouseki, Ross Wilson

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    The year 2007 marked the bicentenary of the Act abolishing British participation in the slave trade. Representing Enslavement and Abolition on Museums- which uniquely draws together contributions from academic commentators, museum professionals, community activists and artists who had an...

    Published July 19th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Exhibiting Madness in Museums

    Remembering Psychiatry Through Collection and Display

    Edited by Catharine Coleborne, Dolly MacKinnon

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    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...

    Published June 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture

    Edited by Juliette Fritsch

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture publishes the proceedings of the first annual Sackler Centre for Arts Education conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. The conference launched the annual series by addressing the question of how gallery interpretation...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections

    The Crisis of Cultural Authority

    By Tiffany Jenkins

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject to claims and controversies, such as demands for repatriation by indigenous groups who suffered under colonization. These requests have been strongly contested by scientists who research the material and consider it unique...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

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