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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 136 new and published books in the subject of Museum Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Climate Change and Museum Futures

    Edited by Fiona Cameron, Brett Neilson

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Law for Artists

    Copyright, the obscene and all the things in between

    By Blu Tirohl

    Written especially for professional artists and those studying the visual arts, Law for Artists is an accessible guide to those aspects of law that impact on artists and their work. It encompasses a comprehensive range of creative practices including fine art, photography, the graphic and plastic...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010

    Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change

    Edited by Peter Aronsson, Gabriella Elgenius

    Europe’s national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers,...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Museum Mediations

    Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry

    By Barbara K. Fisher

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study participates in the ongoing critical conversation about postwar American poetry and visual culture, while advancing that field into the arena of the museum. Turning to contemporary poems about the visual arts that foreground and interrogate a museum setting, the book...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Introducing Peace Museums

    By Joyce Apsel

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    There has been and continues to be an enormous growth in museums and memorials world-wide after World War Two, particularly war museums, memorials, and those focusing on historic atrocity from slavery to disappeared peoples and genocide. This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying

    The Museum in South Asia

    Edited by Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. World Heritage Management and Human Rights

    Edited by Stener Ekern, William Logan, Birgitte Sauge, Amund Sinding-Larsen

    This book focuses on the balance between protecting human rights and protecting world heritage sites. It concerns itself with the idea that the management of heritage properties worldwide may fail to adequately respect traditional entitlements and rights of individuals and communities living within...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Performing the Self

    Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson

    That the self is ‘performed’, created through action rather than having a prior existence, has been an important methodological intervention in our understanding of human experience. It has been particularly significant for studies of gender, helping to destabilise models of selfhood where women...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Museums, Heritage and International Development

    Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

    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...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge