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Making Histories in Museums by Gaynor Kavanagh


Making Histories in Museums by Gaynor Kavanagh

'What stories will we be told when we take ourselves and our children to museums in the future? Gaynor Kavanagh . has tackled the question by inviting twenty-one contributions from museum professionals - each focusing on a specific kind of collection, and has produced a riveting book as a result.' Engli sh Hi storical Revi ew Making Histories in Museums examines museological features, but deals particularly with the historiographical issues that have previously been underplayed. Each contributor looks at theoretical frameworks within a specific field of study, using case studies and comparisons of practice, highlights good practice and explores potential ways forward. It is an invaluable resource for all those concerned with or interested in museums including museum professionals, museum students, historians and students of history. Gaynor Kavanagh is Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.


'This collection provides important food for thought for anyone involved in collecting and presenting history...'
Tak tent (Scottish Museums Council)

'This is a useful, readable and much needed book which should be on every museum's reference shelf...'
WHAM (Women

, Heritage and Museums Newsletter)

About the Author

Gaynor Kavanaugh is head of Graduate Studies and principal lecturer in History at Bath Spa University.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2005


Gaynor Kavanagh

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


304 pages


Museology & heritage studies
Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides



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