Museum and Heritage Studies

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Leicester Readers in Museum Studies Series

  1. Museum Objects

    Experiencing the Properties of Things

    Edited by Sandra H. Dudley

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Museum Objects provides a set of readings that together create a distinctive emphasis and perspective on the objects which lie at the heart of interpretive practice in museums, material culture studies and everyday life. This reader brings together classic and up to date texts on the nature and...

    Published May 22nd 2012 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 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Museums in the Material World

    Edited by Simon Knell

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Museums in the Material World seeks to both introduce classic and thought-provoking pieces and contrast them with articles which reveal grounded practice. The articles are selected from across the full breadth of museum disciplines and are linked by a logical narrative, as detailed in the section...

    Published July 26th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Museums and their Communities

    Edited by Sheila Watson

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila...

    Published July 25th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Museums in a Digital Age

    Edited by Ross Parry

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    The influence of digital media on the cultural heritage sector has been pervasive and profound. Today museums are reliant on new technology to manage their collections. They collect digital as well as material things. New media is embedded within their exhibition spaces. And their activity online...

    Published December 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Educational Role of the Museum

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Grounded in the solid strengths of its first edition, this updated and revised second edition, collates recent and important articles that address the relationships of museums and galleries to their audiences. The Educational Role of the Museum has been entirely restructured and new papers have...

    Published January 20th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Collections Management

    Edited by Anne Fahy

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Collections Management brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management. Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of...

    Published December 15th 1994 by Routledge

  8. Interpreting Objects and Collections

    Edited by Susan Pearce

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    This volume brings together for the first time the most significant papers on the interpretation of objects and collections and examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things. The first section of the book discusses the interpretation of objects, setting the...

    Published October 19th 1994 by Routledge

  9. Care of Collections

    Edited by Simon Knell

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Confronting contemporary issues in museum practice, this collection provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care. Contributors cover a wide range of issues including: conservation practice the monitoring and control of light relative humidity and atmospheric pollution...

    Published October 27th 1994 by Routledge

  10. Museum Management and Marketing

    Edited by Richard Sandell, Robert R. Janes

    Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

    Drawing together a selection of high quality, intellectually robust and stimulating articles on both theoretical and practice-based developments in the field, this Reader investigates the closely linked areas of management and marketing in the museum. The articles, from established and...

    Published February 28th 2007 by Routledge