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Climate Change and Museum Futures

by Fiona Cameron & Brett Neilson

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions...


Redisplaying Museum Collections: Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums

by Hannah Paddon

This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage...


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

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,...


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

The collections of museums, galleries and online art organisations are increasingly broadening to include more new media art. Because new media is used as a means of documenting, archiving and distributing art,...


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...


Migrating Heritage: Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe

by Perla Innocenti

Bringing together an international forum of experts, this book looks at how museums, libraries and further public cultural institutions respond to the effects of globalisation, mobility and migration across...


Challenging History in the Museum: International Perspectives

by Jenny Kidd, Sam Cairns & Alex Drago

Challenging History in the Museum explores work with difficult, contested and sensitive heritages in a range of museum contexts. It is based on the Challenging History project, which brings together a wide range...


Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation: Enchanting the Past-Future

by Russell Staiff

This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between...


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 and Higher Education Working Together: Challenges and Opportunities

by Anne Boddington & Jos Boys

Over the last twenty years the educational role of the museum has come to be central to its mission. There are now far more educational opportunities, new spaces, new interfaces - both digital and physical,...


Museums, Health and Well-Being

by Helen Chatterjee & Guy Noble

The role of museums in enhancing well-being and improving health through social intervention is one of the foremost topics of importance in the museums sector today. With an aging population and emerging policies...


Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals

by Judith B Prowda

This essential handbook offers art professionals and collectors an accessible legal analysis of important principles in art law, as well as a practical guide to legal rights when creating, buying, selling and...