A Companion to Museum Studies

  • Filename: a-companion-to-museum-studies.
  • ISBN: 9781444357943
  • Release Date: 2011-08-24
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Sharon Macdonald
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

A Companion to Museum Studies

  • Filename: a-companion-to-museum-studies.
  • ISBN: 9781444334050
  • Release Date: 2010-08-16
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Sharon Macdonald
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. It is an indispensable reference for art historians, museum curators, and art and culture lovers. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

A Companion to Museum Studies

  • Filename: a-companion-to-museum-studies.
  • ISBN: 9781405157292
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Sharon Macdonald
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell



A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

Museum Studies

  • Filename: museum-studies.
  • ISBN: 9781405173810
  • Release Date: 2012-04-23
  • Number of pages: 655
  • Author: Bettina Messias Carbonell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Retaining the multidisciplinary focus of the critically acclaimed first edition, the new edition of "Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts" presents a comprehensive collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, and philosophy. Striking a careful balance between contemporary analysis and historical documentation, the new edition features primary and secondary texts spanning the course of some two hundred years of museum history that reveal a wealth of insights into culture and society. Among the developments in twenty-first-century museum scholarship featured in this new edition are issues of inclusion and exclusion, repatriation, indigenous models of collection and display, museums in an age of globalization, visitor studies, and interactive technologies. A new section on relationships, interactions, and responsibilities focuses on the intersection of memory, history, ethics, and affect within the museum and beyond its walls. With its expansive nature and multidisciplinary approach, "Museum Studies" solidifies its reputation as the primary resource for this important academic discipline.

The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics

  • Filename: the-routledge-companion-to-museum-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781136715266
  • Release Date: 2012-05-23
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Janet Marstine
  • Publisher: Routledge



Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a theoretically informed reconceptualization of museum ethics discourse as a dynamic social practice central to the project of creating change in the museum. Through twenty-seven chapters by an international and interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners it explores contemporary museum ethics as an opportunity for growth, rather than a burden of compliance. The volume represents diverse strands in museum activity from exhibitions to marketing, as ethics is embedded in all areas of the museum sector. What the contributions share is an understanding of the contingent nature of museum ethics in the twenty-first century—its relations with complex economic, social, political and technological forces and its fluid ever-shifting sensibility. The volume examines contemporary museum ethics through the prism of those disciplines and methods that have shaped it most. It argues for a museum ethics discourse defined by social responsibility, radical transparency and shared guardianship of heritage. And it demonstrates the moral agency of museums: the concept that museum ethics is more than the personal and professional ethics of individuals and concerns the capacity of institutions to generate self-reflective and activist practice.

New Museum Theory and Practice

  • Filename: new-museum-theory-and-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781405148825
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Janet Marstine
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



New Museum Theory and Practice is an original collection of essays with a unique focus: the contested politics and ideologies of museum exhibition. Contains 12 original essays that contribute to the field while creating a collective whole for course use. Discusses theory through vivid examples and historical overviews. Offers guidance on how to put theory into practice. Covers a range of museums around the world: from art to history, anthropology to music, as well as historic houses, cultural centres, virtual sites, and commercial displays that use the conventions of the museum. Authors come from the UK, Canada, the US, and Australia, and from a variety of fields that inform cultural studies.

Museum Basics

  • Filename: museum-basics.
  • ISBN: 0415057701
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Tim Ambrose
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Drawing from a wide range of experience, the authors propose the simple ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organised on a modular basis Museum Basics provides a basic guide to `best practice' in every aspect of museum work, from museum organisation, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. It is designed for training courses, to be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion.

The Educational Role of the Museum

  • Filename: the-educational-role-of-the-museum.
  • ISBN: 0415198267
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 346
  • Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



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 been added which make this an up-to-date presentation of front-running theory and practice. Covering broad themes relevant to providing for all museum visitors, and also focusing specifically on educational groups, the book is set in four sections which sequentially: chart the development of museum communication relate constructivist learning theory to specific audiences with different learning needs apply this learning theory to the development of museum exhibitions pose questions about the way museums conceptualize audiences. For any student of museum studies, and for professionals too, this book fuses theory with practice in a way that can only serve to enhance their knowledge of the field.

Museum Frictions

  • Filename: museum-frictions.
  • ISBN: 0822338947
  • Release Date: 2006-12-07
  • Number of pages: 602
  • Author: Ivan Karp
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



This third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums examines the effects of globalization on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practices.

Museum Objects

  • Filename: museum-objects.
  • ISBN: 9780415581776
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 397
  • Author: Sandra H. Dudley
  • Publisher: Routledge



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 definition of the object itself, the senses and embodied experience of objects. No other volume brings together such perspectives in this way, and no other volume includes such a focus on the museum context. Museum Objects incorporates both theorised and more practical readings from a range of international academic and contextual perspectives. The overall result is a definitive set of readings that offers a comprehensive understanding of objects and their place within the museum context.

Museums Equality and Social Justice

  • Filename: museums-equality-and-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9781136318702
  • Release Date: 2013-05-20
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Richard Sandell
  • Publisher: Routledge



The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. Museums, Equality and Social Justice aims to reflect on and, crucially, to inform debates in museum research, policy and practice at this critical time. It brings together new research from academics and practitioners and insights from artists, activists, and commentators to explore the ways in which museums, galleries and heritage organisations are engaging with the fast-changing equalities terrain and the shifting politics of identity at global, national and local levels and to investigate their potential to contribute to more equitable, fair and just societies.

Museums and the Public Sphere

  • Filename: museums-and-the-public-sphere.
  • ISBN: 1444351613
  • Release Date: 2011-06-24
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Jennifer Barrett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Museums and the Public Sphere investigates the role of museums around the world as sites of democratic public space. Explores the role of museums around the world as sites of public discourse and democracy Examines the changing idea of the museum in relation to other public sites and spaces, including community cultural centers, public halls and the internet Offers a sophisticated portrait of the public, and how it is realized, invoked, and understood in the museum context Offers relevant case studies and discussions of how museums can engage with their publics' in more complex, productive ways

The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies

  • Filename: the-ashgate-research-companion-to-border-studies.
  • ISBN: 9781409490166
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28
  • Number of pages: 728
  • Author: Professor Doris Wastl-Walter
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



This comprehensive volume brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of all aspects of borders and border research. It is global in scope and embraces the more traditional strands of the field including geopolitics, migration and territorial identities, and also recently emerging topics such as the role of borders in a seemingly borderless world; creating neighbourhoods, and border enforcement in the post-9/11 era.

Museums 101

  • Filename: museums-101.
  • ISBN: 1442230177
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Mark Walhimer
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



Wish you were able to have one of the world s leading museum consultants spend a couple of days with you, talking you through how to start a museum, how museums work, how to set up an exhibit, and more? If so, Museums 101 is the answer to your wishes."

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