Museum and Heritage Studies

New and Key Titles 2014

Collection Management and the Object

  1. Displaced Things

    By Sandra H. Dudley

    Displaced Things explores the movements of material things from the starting point and perspective of the object. It does so through the lens of displacement, drawing on earlier work on forced migration and conceptualising displacement in relation to anthropological ritual theory. It aims not only...

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories

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

    Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories is a wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the stories that can be told by and about objects and those who choose to collect them. Examining objects and collecting in different historical, social and institutional contexts, an international,...

    Published May 24th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Museum Materialities

    Objects, Engagements, Interpretations

    Edited by Sandra Dudley

    This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise...

    Published November 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Contested Objects

    Material Memories of the Great War

    Edited by Nicholas J. Saunders, Paul Cornish

    Contested Objects breaks new ground in the interdisciplinary study of material culture. Its focus is on the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War as the global conflict that defined the twentieth century. From the iconic German steel helmet to practice trenches on Salisbury...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Object Reader

    Edited by Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins

    Series: In Sight: Visual Culture

    This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities...

    Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Objects

    Reluctant Witnesses to the Past

    By Chris Caple

    An invaluable field textbook, Objects examines detailed case studies to provide a brilliantly clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. From the Bayeux Tapestry to small...

    Published June 28th 2006 by Routledge

  8. On Collecting

    An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

    By Susan Pearce

    Series: Collecting Cultures

    On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on...

    Published March 24th 1999 by Routledge