Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Museum Studies Books

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 127 new and published books in the subject of Museum Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 5

  1. Transforming Museums in the Twenty-first Century

    By Graham Black

    In his book, Graham Black argues that museums must transform themselves if they are to remain relevant to 21st century audiences – and this root and branch change would be necessary whether or not museums faced a funding crisis. It is the result of the impact of new technologies and the rapid...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Preventive Conservation in Museums

    Edited by Chris Caple

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Preventive Conservation in Museums makes available and comprehensible the diverse literature and ideas of preventive conservation to an audience with a limited scientific background, principally those studying museum studies or engaged in the museum profession. It bridges the gap between the basic...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Interpreting Art in Museums and Galleries

    By Christopher Whitehead

    In this pioneering book, Christopher Whitehead provides an overview and critique of art interpretation practices in museums and galleries. Covering the philosophy and sociology of art, traditions in art history and art display, the psychology of the aesthetic experience and ideas about learning and...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Experiencing the Past

    On the Character of Archaeology

    By Michael Shanks

    Series: Material Cultures

    In Experiencing the Past Michael Shanks presents an animated exploration of the character of archaeology and reclaims the sentiment and feeling which are so often lost in purely academic approaches....

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Museum Volunteers

    Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers

    By Sinclair Goodlad, Stephanie McIvor

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism.This book:* reviews research on the changing priorities of museums*...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Museums and Their Visitors

    By Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    Museums are at a critical moment in their history. In order to ensure survival into the next century, museums and galleries must demonstrate their social relevance and use. This means developing their public service functions through becoming more knowledgeable about the needs of their visitors and...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Presented Past

    Heritage, Museums and Education

    By B. L. Molyneaux, P. G. Stone

    Series: One World Archaeology

    The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Environmental Management

    Guidelines for Museums and Galleries

    By May Cassar

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    The key to the survival of museum collections is a stable indoor environment and vital to this is a well-maintained building with effective environmental services. Environmental Management sets out clearly the theory and practice of achieving an appropriate museum environment for both collections...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Towards the Museum of the Future

    New European Perspectives

    Edited by Roger Miles, Lauro Zavala

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    Towards the Museum of the Future explores, through a series of authoritative essays, some of the major developments in European museums as they struggle to adapt in a rapidly changing world. It embraces a wide range of European countries, all types of museums and exhibitions and the needs of...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Thing about Museums

    Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation

    Edited by Sandra Dudley, Amy Jane Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, Jennifer Walklate

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge