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Curationism

by David Balzer

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

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside...


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,...


Modelling Cultural and Art Institutions

by Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski

How do we think and imagine cultural and art institutions nowadays? How they need to be transformed to meet the needs of the artists and professionals in the field?

This book examines the theoretical and practical...


Resurrecting Artwork

by McGuire,Susan H.

Resurrecting Artwork: A Guide to Acting Out Artwork with Children by Susan H. McGuire takes readers on a journey through an art museum, finding ways to spark children’s interest by making connections with...


Modelling Cultural and Art Institutions

by Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski

How do we think and imagine cultural and art institutions nowadays? How they need to be transformed to meet the needs of the artists and professionals in the field?

This book examines the theoretical and practical...


The Louvre

by James Gardner

The fascinating and little-known story of the Louvre, from its inception as a humble fortress to its transformation into the palatial residence of the kings of France and then into the world’s greatest art...


Exchanging Objects

by Catherine A. Nichols

As an historical account of the exchange of “duplicate specimens” between anthropologists at the Smithsonian Institution and museums, collectors, and schools around the world in the late nineteenth century,...


The National Frame

by Banu Karaca

Based on long-term ethnographic research in the art worlds of Istanbul and Berlin, The National Frame rethinks the politics of art by focusing on the role of art in state governance. It argues that artistic...


Unlocking

by Nancy L. Pressly

While recovering from a near fatal illness, Nancy Pressly discovers a treasure trove of family material stored in her attic. Haunted by images of her grandparents and her parents in their youth, she sets out...


The Brutish Museums

by Dan Hicks

New York Times 'Best Art Books' 2020

'Essential' ? Sunday Times

'Brilliantly enraged' - New York Review of Books

'A real game-changer'? Economist

Walk into any Western museum today and you will see the curated spoils...


Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures

by Ashley E. Remer & Tiffany R. Isselhardt

Who are the girls that helped build America?

Conventional history books shed little light on the influence and impact of girls’ contributions to society and culture. This oversight is challenged by Girl Museum...


Scattered Finds

by Alice Stevenson

'Beautifully illustrated with colour and greyscale images...This volume successfully proves that there is still so much to be learned from an in-depth study of 'scattered finds' from Egypt, for readers of scholarly...


Conflict, Heritage and World-Making in the Chaco

by Esther Breithoff

  • Focuses on the history, archaeology and material legacies of the little-known Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia (1932-1935), South America?s first 'modern war'.

  • Provides a unique perspective on the war through...


Heritage Futures

by Rodney Harrison, Jennie Morgan, Sefryn Penrose & Caitlin DeSilvey et al.

Preservation of natural and cultural heritage is often said to be something that is done for the future, or on behalf of future generations, but the precise relationship of such practices to the future is rarely...


Cultural Heritage and Tourism

by Dallen J. Timothy

Cultural heritage is one of the most important tourism resources in the world. This book provides a comprehensive theoretical overview and applied knowledge of the issues, practices, current debates, concepts...


Heritage and Sport

by Gregory Ramshaw

This book provides a holistic view of the relationship between heritage and sport. It examines four types of sport heritage: tangible immovable sport heritage (sports venues, monuments and memorials, landscapes);...


The Best We Share

by Christoph Brumann

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is one of the most widely ratified international treaties, and a place on the World Heritage List is a widely coveted mark of distinction. Building on ethnographic fieldwork...


The Best We Share

by Christoph Brumann

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is one of the most widely ratified international treaties, and a place on the World Heritage List is a widely coveted mark of distinction. Building on ethnographic fieldwork...


Experiencing Materiality

by Valentina Gamberi

Representing a cutting-edge study of the junction between theoretical anthropology, material culture studies, religious studies and museum anthropology, this study examines the interaction between the human...


Museums go International

by Rebecca Amsellem

Museums are increasingly developing international strategies to raise their profiles outside of their home markets. How can we define this trend? This book is based on a multiple correspondence analysis of a...