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Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage

1st Edition

Margaret J.-M. Sönmez, Maia Wellington Gahtan, Nadia Cannata
December 09, 2019

Museums of Language and the Display of Intangible Cultural Heritage presents essays by practitioners based in language museums around the world. Describing their history, mission, and modes of display, contributors demonstrate the important role intangible heritage can and should play in the museum...

Art in Science Museums: Towards a Post-Disciplinary Approach

Art in Science Museums: Towards a Post-Disciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Camilla Rossi-Linnemann, Giulia de Martini
December 05, 2019

Art in Science Museums brings together perspectives from different practitioners to reflect on the status and meaning of art programmes in science centres and museums around the world. Presenting a balanced mix of theoretical perspectives, practitioners’ reflections, and case-studies, this volume...

Connecting Museums

Connecting Museums

1st Edition

Mark O'Neill, Glenn Hooper
October 18, 2019

Connecting Museums explores the boundaries of museums and how external relationships are affected by internal commitments, structures and traditions. Focusing on museums’ relationship with heath, inclusion, and community, the book provides a detailed assessment of the alliances between museums and...

Museum Objects, Health and Healing: The Relationship between Exhibitions and Wellness

Museum Objects, Health and Healing: The Relationship between Exhibitions and Wellness

1st Edition

Brenda Cowan, Ross Laird, Jason McKeown
October 10, 2019

Museum Objects, Health and Healing provides an innovative and interdisciplinary study of the relationship between objects, health and healing. Shedding light on the primacy of the human need for relationships with objects, the book explores what kind of implications these relationships might have...

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture: The Politics of the Past in Turkey

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture: The Politics of the Past in Turkey

1st Edition

Gönül Bozoğlu
October 03, 2019

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture examines the politics of emotion in history museums, combining approaches and concerns from museum, heritage and memory studies, anthropology and studies of emotion. Exploring the meanings and politics of memory contests in Turkey, a site for complex...

Exhibitions as Research: Experimental Methods in Museums

Exhibitions as Research: Experimental Methods in Museums

1st Edition

Peter Bjerregaard
September 11, 2019

Exhibitions as Research contends that museums would be more attractive to both researchers and audiences if we consider exhibitions as knowledge-in-the-making rather than platforms for disseminating already-established insights. Analysing the theoretical underpinnings and practical challenges of...

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe after 1989

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe after 1989

1st Edition

Katarzyna Jagodzińska
July 19, 2019

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe is a comprehensive study of the ecosystem of art museums and centers in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Focusing on institutions founded after 1989, the book analyses a thirty-year boom in art exhibition space in these...

Museum and Gallery Publishing: From Theory to Case Study

Museum and Gallery Publishing: From Theory to Case Study

1st Edition

Sarah Anne Hughes
June 25, 2019

Museum and Gallery Publishing examines the theory and practice of general and scholarly publishing associated with museum and art gallery collections. Focusing on the production and reception of these texts, the book explains the relevance of publishing to the cultural, commercial and social...

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums: American Interpretations of the Great Depression

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums: American Interpretations of the Great Depression

1st Edition

Meighen Katz
June 25, 2019

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums is a study of the challenges museums face when they present narratives of instability, uncertainty, and fear in their exhibitions. As a period of sustained societal and personal vulnerability, the Great Depression remains a watershed era in American history....

Representing the Nation: Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States

Representing the Nation: Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States

1st Edition

Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower
June 10, 2019

The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of...

Museums and Photography: Displaying Death

Museums and Photography: Displaying Death

1st Edition

Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
June 07, 2019

Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. ...

The Private Collector's Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain

The Private Collector's Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain

1st Edition

Georgina S Walker
June 04, 2019

The Private Collector’s Museum connects the rising popularity of private museums with evolving models of collecting and philanthropy, and new inter-relationships between private and public space. It examines how contemporary collectors construct museums to frame themselves as cultural arbiters of...

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