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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 123 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. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction

    By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Museums and Migration

    History, Memory and Politics

    Edited by Laurence Gourievidis

    Series: Museum Meanings

    Recent decades have seen migration history and issues increasingly featured in museums. Museums and Migration explores the ways in which museum spaces - local, regional, national - have engaged with the history of migration, including internal migration, emigration and immigration. It presents the...

    Published June 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Architecture of Art Museums

    A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010

    By Ronnie Self

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities

    By Tracey L-D Lu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Cultural History Reader

    Edited by Peter McCaffery, Ben Marsden

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The Cultural History Reader is the first volume to collect together the distinctive contributions made by cultural historians across the spectrum of historiographical methods. It offers a unique view into the insights to be gained from examining how cultural factors have shaped people's experiences...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Museums and Social Activism

    Engaged Protest

    By Kylie Message

    Series: Museum Meanings

    Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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