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Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage

by Mia Ridge

Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together...


Museums, Heritage and International Development

by Paul Basu & Wayne Modest

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...


Museums and Restitution: New Practices, New Approaches

by Louise Tythacott & Kostas Arvanitis

This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international...


Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else

by David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?


Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places: Memories, Histories, Places

by Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton & Marion Leonard

This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different 'places' in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site,...


Museums in the New Mediascape: Transmedia, Participation, Ethics

by Jenny Kidd

The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic...


Museum Representations of Maoist China: From Cultural Revolution to Commie Kitsch

by Amy Jane Barnes

The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People's Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception...


Art in Europe

by Victoria Charles

The European continent gathers together, without a doubt, the most famous works of art, evidence of the history of Western art. The cultural capitals and their emblematic museums contain paintings, sculptures,...


Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Context, and Controversy

by Harriet Senie

In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can...


From Knowledge to Narrative: Educators and the Changing Museum

by Lisa Roberts

From Knowledge to Narrative shows that museum educators—professionals responsible for making collections intelligble to viewers—have become central figures in shaping exhibits. Challenging the traditional,...


The Museum in Transition: A Philosophical Perspective

by Hilde S. Hein

During the past thirty years, museums of all kinds have tried to become more responsive to the interests of a diverse public. With exhibitions becoming people-centered, idea-oriented, and contextualized, the...


Museums: A Visual Anthropology

by Mary Bouquet

Museums summarises the central debates for the study of museums around the world. Examining ways to address the social relations of museums, embedded in their sites, collections, and exhibitions, as an integral...


Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

by Steven Lubar & Kathleen M. Kendrick

The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to...


Fashion and Museums: Theory and Practice

by Marie Riegels Melchior & Birgitta Svensson

Why is fashion "in fashion" in museums today? This timely volume brings together expert scholars and curators to examine the reasons behind fashion's popularity in the twenty-first century museum and the impact...


Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices

by Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico

Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international...


New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

by Beryl Graham

New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the...


Museum Communication and Social Media: The Connected Museum

by Kirsten Drotner & Kim Christian Schrøder

Visitor engagement and learning, outreach, and inclusion are concepts that have long dominated professional museum discourses.  The recent rapid uptake of various forms of social media in many parts of the...


Sport, History, and Heritage: Studies in Public Representation

by Jeffrey Hill, Kevin Moore & Jason Wood

Sport is an integral part of British culture and an important aspect of modern life. Although its importance has been recognised by academic historians, sport has yet to be fully appreciated in the growing and...


The Routledge Companion to Arts Marketing

by Daragh O'Reilly, Ruth Rentschler & Theresa A. Kirchner

The relationship between the arts and marketing has been growing ever more complex, as the proliferation of new technologies and social media has opened up new forms of communication. This book covers the broad...


Museums, Health and Well-Being

by Helen Chatterjee & Guy Noble

The social responsibilities of museums is an emerging topic in the sector. Access, education and heritage studies form part of a wider social intervention to meet the needs of the community locally and nationally,...