Museum and Heritage Studies

New and Key Titles 2014

Museum Studies

  1. Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity

    The Petrified Gaze

    By Johannes Siapkas, Lena Sjögren

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Museum Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Timothy Ambrose, Crispin Paine

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    Museums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges. Keeping up-to-date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium-sized museums where time for reading and training is often restricted. This new edition of Museum Basics has therefore been produced...

    Published April 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Post Critical Museology

    Theory and Practice in the Art Museum

    By Andrew Dewdney, David Dibosa, Victoria Walsh

    Post-Critical Museology considers what the role of the public and the experience of audiences means to the everyday work of the art museum. It does this from the perspectives of the art museum itself as well as from the visitors it seeks. Through the analysis of material gathered from a major...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Museums and the Paradox of Change

    3rd Edition

    By Robert R. Janes

    Museums throughout the world are under increasing pressure in the wake of the 2008/2009 economic recession and the many pressing social and environmental issues that are assuming priority. The major focus of concern in the global museum community is the sustainability of museums in light of these...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Museum Making

    Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions

    Edited by Suzanne Macleod, Laura Hourston Hanks, Jonathan Hale

    Series: Museum Meanings

    Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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,...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Heritage, Museums and Galleries

    An Introductory Reader

    Edited by Gerard Corsane

    Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume...

    Published December 17th 2004 by Routledge

  8. 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 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Engaging Museum

    Developing Museums for Visitor Involvement

    By Graham Black

    Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management

    This very practical book guides museums on how to create the highest quality experience possible for their visitors. Creating an environment that supports visitor engagement with collections means examining every stage of the visit, from the initial impetus to go to a particular institution, to...

    Published May 26th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Museum Revolutions

    How museums change and are changed

    Edited by Simon J. Knell, Suzanne MacLeod, Sheila Watson

    This single-volume museum studies reference title explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them. Written by a leading group of museum professionals and academics from around the world and including new research...

    Published August 29th 2007 by Routledge

  11. The Birth of the Museum

    History, Theory, Politics

    By Tony Bennett

    Series: Culture: Policy and Politics

    In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside...

    Published May 3rd 1995 by Routledge

  12. Civilizing the Museum

    The Collected Writings of Elaine Heumann Gurian

    By Elaine Heumann Gurian

    Written over a thirty-five year career, the essays in Civilizing the Museum introduce students to the powerful, sometimes contested, and often unrealized notion that museums should welcome all because they house the collective memory of all. Drawing on her experience working in and with...

    Published December 18th 2005 by Routledge

  13. The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics

    Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First Century Museum

    Edited by Janet C. Marstine

    Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a theoretically informed reconceptualization of museum ethics discourse as a dynamic social practice central to the project of creating change in the museum. Through twenty-seven chapters by an international and interdisciplinary group of academics and...

    Published June 21st 2011 by Routledge

  14. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  15. National Museums

    New Studies from Around the World

    Edited by Simon Knell, Peter Aronsson, Arne Bugge Amundsen

    National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  16. 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...

    To Be Published October 17th 2014 by Routledge