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See below for a selection of the latest books from Museology & heritage studies category. Presented with a red border are the Museology & heritage studies books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Museology & heritage studies books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Author: Thomas (University College London, UK) Kador Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being provides the first explicit analysis of the combined learning and well-being benefits of working with material culture and curated collections. Following on from the widely acclaimed Engaging the Senses, this volume explicitly explores the connection between the value of material culture for both learning and well-being. Bringing together experts and practitioners from eight countries on four continents, the book analyses the significance of curated collections for structured cultural interventions that may bring both educational and well-being benefits. Topics covered include the role of material culture in relation to mental health; sensory impairments; and general student and teacher well-being. Contributors also consider how collections can be employed to positively address questions of identity and belonging relating to marginalisation, colonialism and forced displacement. Object-Based Learning and Well-Being should be a key first point of reference for academics and students who are engaged in the study of object-based learning, museums, heritage, health and well-being. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners working in higher education, or those working in the cultural, heritage, museums and health sectors.

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being

Author: Thomas (University College London, UK) Kador Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being provides the first explicit analysis of the combined learning and well-being benefits of working with material culture and curated collections. Following on from the widely acclaimed Engaging the Senses, this volume explicitly explores the connection between the value of material culture for both learning and well-being. Bringing together experts and practitioners from eight countries on four continents, the book analyses the significance of curated collections for structured cultural interventions that may bring both educational and well-being benefits. Topics covered include the role of material culture in relation to mental health; sensory impairments; and general student and teacher well-being. Contributors also consider how collections can be employed to positively address questions of identity and belonging relating to marginalisation, colonialism and forced displacement. Object-Based Learning and Well-Being should be a key first point of reference for academics and students who are engaged in the study of object-based learning, museums, heritage, health and well-being. The book will be of particular interest to practitioners working in higher education, or those working in the cultural, heritage, museums and health sectors.

Museums, Modernity and Conflict

Museums, Modernity and Conflict

Author: Kate (University of Lincoln, UK) Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020

Museums, Modernity and Conflict examines the history of the relationship between museums, collections and war, revealing how museums have responded to and been shaped by war and conflicts of various sorts. Written by a mixture of museum professionals and academics and ranging across Europe, North America and the Middle East, this book examines the many ways in which museums were affected by major conflicts such as the World Wars, considers how and why they attempted to contribute to the war effort, analyses how wartime collecting shaped the nature of the objects held by a variety of museums, and demonstrates how museums of war and of the military came into existence during this period. Closely focused around conflicts which had the most wide-ranging impact on museums, this collection includes reflections on museums such as the Louvre, the Stedelijk in the Netherlands, the Canadian War Museum and the State Art Collections Dresden. Museums, Modernity and Conflict will be of interest to academics and students worldwide, particularly those engaged in the study of museums, war and history. Showing how the past continues to shape contemporary museum work in a variety of different and sometimes unexpected ways, the book will also be of interest to museum practitioners.

Closed on Mondays

Closed on Mondays

Author: Dinah Casson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2020

The transformation of museums from the 'dreary, dusty places' they used to be to places that people want to be in, alongside objects they want to be near and ideas they want to understand and then share has been extraordinary. During the last twenty-five years, millions of pounds have been poured into our national museums in the UK: as a result, they are certainly brighter and fuller. It is against this background that Dinah Casson has opened the service entrance of the museum a little. This book is not an explanation of what an exhibition designer does or how to do it. Instead, by means of a series of essays punctuated with comments from collaborators and visitors, it explores exhibition design and alerts the visitor's eye to this invisible craft. It explores questions such as: why are most paintings in carved, gilded frames, regardless of artist, period or subject matter? Why do so few contemporary art galleries have windows? If a label text irritates us, what should it say instead? Why do facsimiles make some people so uncomfortable? Why do we keep all this stuff? What is it that visitors want from our museums? In doing so, it offers enjoyable insights, which will add depth to our future visits through the front door (which is usually closed on Mondays) and will make us question what is shown, why it's shown where (and how) it is, what's written about it and how the interaction between museums and their designers has encouraged each to change.

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Author: Marjorie Schwarzer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2020

Since it was first published in 2006, Riches, Rivals and Radicals has been the go-to text for introductory museum studies courses. It is also of great value to professionals as well as museum lovers who want to learn the stories behind how and why these institutions have evolved since the day the first mastodon bones, royal portraits and botanical specimens entered their dusty halls. For this third edition, Marjorie Schwarzer has mined new resources, previously unavailable archives and contemporary trends to provide a fresh look at the challenges and innovations that have shaped museums in the United States. Schwarzer argues that museums are fundamentally optimistic institutions. They build and preserve some of the nation's most extraordinary architecture. They showcase the beauty and promise of new scientific discoveries, historical breakthroughs and artistic creation. They provide places of inspiration and repose. At the same time, museums have succeeded in exposing some of the nation's most painful legacies - racism, inequity, violence - as they strive to be places for healing and reckoning. This too, one could argue, is an act of optimism, for it expresses the hope that museum visitors will gain empathy and understanding from the evidence of others' struggles. Schwarzer shows us how museums are rooted in a contentious history tied to social, technological and economic trends and ultimately changing ideas of what it means to be a citizen. Along the way we meet some notorious and eccentric characters including business tycoons, architects, collectors, designers, politicians, political activists and progressive educators, all of whom have exerted their influence on what is a complex yet nonetheless enduring institution. Major additions since the last edition include material on digital curation, emergent exhibitions about civil rights, immersive museum environments, continuing efforts to diversify the field, how museums' role in our increasingly digital society, and a new foreword by American Alliance of Museums President and CEO Laura L. Lott. Museums new to this edition include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, the third edition of this accessible, award-winning book brings the reader up to date on the stories behind the people and events that have transformed America's museums from their beginnings into today's vibrant cultural institutions.

China's Route Heritage

China's Route Heritage

Author: Gary (The University of Western Australia, Australia) Sigley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2020

China's Route Heritage examines the creation, development and proliferation of the route heritage discourse of chama gudao, The Ancient Tea Horse Road (ATHR), in the People's Republic of China. Examining the formation of the tea road as a concept, its development as a platform for cultural branding, and its most recent interactions with the policy of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the revival of the discourse on the Silk Roads, the book demonstrates that the ATHR is an important part of the discourse on Chinese modernity. Describing the route heritage of the ATHR as a 'mobility narrative', whereby an ancient route is used to form a narrative of ethnic unity and cooperation, the book demonstrates that the study of such heritage offers unique insights into issues that are of concern to the wider field of critical heritage studies. Sigley also shows how the study of alternative route heritage enables us to gain a broader sense of route heritage discourse and its implications for the discussion of historical, present and future forms of mobility and connectivity within China and beyond its borders. China's Route Heritage should be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students who are engaged in the study of heritage, China, the Silk Roads and the BRI, politics, international relations and tourism.

The Brutish Museums

The Brutish Museums

Author: Dan Hicks Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Walk into any European museum today and you will see the curated spoils of Empire. They sit behind plate glass: dignified, tastefully lit. Accompanying pieces of card offer a name, date and place of origin. They do not mention that the objects are all stolen. Few artefacts embody this history of rapacious and extractive colonialism better than the Benin Bronzes - a collection of thousands of metal plaques and sculptures depicting the history of the Royal Court of the Obas of Benin City, Nigeria. Pillaged during a British naval attack in 1897, the loot was passed on to Queen Victoria, the British Museum and countless private collections. The story of the Benin Bronzes sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, repatriation and the decolonisation of museums. In The Brutish Museum, Dan Hicks makes a powerful case for the urgent return of such objects, as part of a wider project of addressing the outstanding debt of colonialism.

To Give and To Receive

To Give and To Receive

Author: Sharon Smith Theobald Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

To Give and To Receive: A Handbook on Gifts and Donations for Museums and Donors, Second Edition covers the process of substantiating the value of a gift and the obligations of the donor and donee. It is a concise guide on tax incentives for gifts of art, historic objects, and many other types of collectible material to not-for-profit institutions. This second edition includes: -Current museum best practices -Recent changes in IRS regulations enacted in 2019, including IRS 8283 Non Cash Charitable Contributions and revised IRS definitions of the standards for qualified appraisal and qualified appraiser and the mandated appraiser declaration -New art professionals' case studies and legal case notes on copyright law Beth J. Parker Miller, Amy McKune, Laurette E. McCarthy and Romy M. Vreeland were the major contributors without whom this resource would not be possible. The 2020 edition also includes expert case notes by Helen A. Harrison, Luke Nikas and Maaren Shah, Jeffrey Patchen, as well as Elizabeth Morton's updated section on cultural patrimony and Robert Simon and MacKenzie Mallon's contribution on provenance. These additions focus on perspectives in collection management, provenance research, due diligence, cultural patrimony, and legal issues related to gifts to museums. This authoritative guide is intended for museums and donors alike, providing valuable information on the donation process, current standards and best practices, ethical and legal issues, and IRS updates and valuation considerations to include: -Up-to-date information on gifts to museum collections and related new and updated IRS regulations -Guidance to organize and implement a gifting plan with practical advice in making decisions on collection gifts -Broader applicability to family members, attorneys, estate bankers, foundations and financial advisors who help inform gift and donation decisions

To Give and To Receive

To Give and To Receive

Author: Sharon Smith Theobald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

To Give and To Receive: A Handbook on Gifts and Donations for Museums and Donors, Second Edition covers the process of substantiating the value of a gift and the obligations of the donor and donee. It is a concise guide on tax incentives for gifts of art, historic objects, and many other types of collectible material to not-for-profit institutions. This second edition includes: -Current museum best practices -Recent changes in IRS regulations enacted in 2019, including IRS 8283 Non Cash Charitable Contributions and revised IRS definitions of the standards for qualified appraisal and qualified appraiser and the mandated appraiser declaration -New art professionals' case studies and legal case notes on copyright law Beth J. Parker Miller, Amy McKune, Laurette E. McCarthy and Romy M. Vreeland were the major contributors without whom this resource would not be possible. The 2020 edition also includes expert case notes by Helen A. Harrison, Luke Nikas and Maaren Shah, Jeffrey Patchen, as well as Elizabeth Morton's updated section on cultural patrimony and Robert Simon and MacKenzie Mallon's contribution on provenance. These additions focus on perspectives in collection management, provenance research, due diligence, cultural patrimony, and legal issues related to gifts to museums. This authoritative guide is intended for museums and donors alike, providing valuable information on the donation process, current standards and best practices, ethical and legal issues, and IRS updates and valuation considerations to include: -Up-to-date information on gifts to museum collections and related new and updated IRS regulations -Guidance to organize and implement a gifting plan with practical advice in making decisions on collection gifts -Broader applicability to family members, attorneys, estate bankers, foundations and financial advisors who help inform gift and donation decisions

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Author: Marjorie Schwarzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Since it was first published in 2006, Riches, Rivals and Radicals has been the go-to text for introductory museum studies courses. It is also of great value to professionals as well as museum lovers who want to learn the stories behind how and why these institutions have evolved since the day the first mastodon bones, royal portraits and botanical specimens entered their dusty halls. For this third edition, Marjorie Schwarzer has mined new resources, previously unavailable archives and contemporary trends to provide a fresh look at the challenges and innovations that have shaped museums in the United States. Schwarzer argues that museums are fundamentally optimistic institutions. They build and preserve some of the nation's most extraordinary architecture. They showcase the beauty and promise of new scientific discoveries, historical breakthroughs and artistic creation. They provide places of inspiration and repose. At the same time, museums have succeeded in exposing some of the nation's most painful legacies - racism, inequity, violence - as they strive to be places for healing and reckoning. This too, one could argue, is an act of optimism, for it expresses the hope that museum visitors will gain empathy and understanding from the evidence of others' struggles. Schwarzer shows us how museums are rooted in a contentious history tied to social, technological and economic trends and ultimately changing ideas of what it means to be a citizen. Along the way we meet some notorious and eccentric characters including business tycoons, architects, collectors, designers, politicians, political activists and progressive educators, all of whom have exerted their influence on what is a complex yet nonetheless enduring institution. Major additions since the last edition include material on digital curation, emergent exhibitions about civil rights, immersive museum environments, continuing efforts to diversify the field, how museums' role in our increasingly digital society, and a new foreword by American Alliance of Museums President and CEO Laura L. Lott. Museums new to this edition include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, the third edition of this accessible, award-winning book brings the reader up to date on the stories behind the people and events that have transformed America's museums from their beginnings into today's vibrant cultural institutions.

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Author: Bobby D. Weaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

In June 1965, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, as it was then named, owned a mere handful of artifacts. In fact, the Oklahoma City institution was forced to borrow materials in order to mount exhibitions to support its inaugural events. From that modest beginning, the center, now known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, has grown into perhaps the world's most respected repository for the study and understanding of the diverse cultures of the American West.But, as Bobby D. Weaver demonstrates in this no-holds-barred history, the path from those humble origins to the esteemed position the museum occupies today led through some rough-and-tumble times, including a period of receivership. The autocratic style of the founding director, coupled with certain early less-than-ethical practices, forced the museum into what Weaver delicately terms 'a legal tangle' that required a complete organizational and financial overhaul. With renewed professional leadership and the steadfast support of dedicated patrons and sponsors, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has developed and changed along with evolving understandings of the culture it was founded to celebrate. What was once a shrine to a particular manifestation of American frontier life has transformed into a world-class art and historical museum that represents the broad sweep of the American West - both lived and imagined - with its full range of social, ethnic, and economic diversity. As Weaver relates, today's institution is well poised for the future as it furthers its mission of preserving and interpreting the heritage of a vital American region and its lifeways.

National Museums and the Origins of Nations

National Museums and the Origins of Nations

Author: Sheila Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

National Museums and the Origins of Nations provides the first international survey of origins stories in national museums and examines the ways in which such museums use the distant past as a vehicle to reflect the concerns of the political present. Offering an international comparison of institutions in China, North and South America, the Middle East, Europe and Australia, the book argues that national museums tell us more about what sort of community the nation wishes to be today, than how and why it came into being. Watson also reveals the ways in which narrative and exhibition design attempt to engage the visitor in an emotional experience designed to promote loyalty to, and pride in, the nation, or to remind visitors who are not citizens that they do not belong. These narratives of origin are, it is claimed, based on so-called factual accuracies, but this book reveals that they are often selective, emotional and rarely critiqued within institutions. At a time when nationalism is very much back on the political agenda, this book highlights how museums reflect current political and social. concerns. National Museums and the Origins of Nations will appeal to academics and students engaged in the study of museums, heritage, politics, nationalism and history.