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Museology & heritage studies

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Growing Heritage The Politics of Heritage Vegetables, Fruit and Seeds in Britain

Growing Heritage The Politics of Heritage Vegetables, Fruit and Seeds in Britain

Author: Abigail (The University of Brighton, UK) Wincott Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

This book is the first comprehensive critical analysis of the cultural politics of a new kind of British heritage discourse. Based on texts ranging from tweets to restaurant menus that tell the story of heritage vegetables, this book explores what it means to think about our food systems, and their future, through the lens of 'heritage'. From town hall seed swaps to restaurant menus and coffee table books, it has become hard in recent years for consumers to avoid the idea of 'heritage' fruit and vegetables. The British counterpart of North American heirlooms, their varied colours, strange shapes and endearing names are charming. Yet their proponents claim far more for them, arguing it is vital that we safeguard our crop heritage for global food security, social justice and consumer choice. This book examines how heritage fruits and vegetables are adopted to subvert corporate food production and take food back into our own hands, while supermarkets are eagerly adding them to their luxury ranges. The book also discusses the practice of heritage seeds being stored in secure facilities where most of the world's growers cannot reach them. Written in an accessible style, this book will appeal to those studying, and those interested in, food studies and food politics; heritage studies; geography and environmental studies; the sociology of consumption and cultural studies.

Doing Public Humanities

Doing Public Humanities

Author: Susan Smulyan Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Doing Public Humanities explores the cultural landscape from disruptive events to websites, from tours to exhibits, from after school arts programs to archives, giving readers a wide-ranging look at the interdisciplinary practice of public humanities. Combining a practitioner's focus on case studies with the scholar's more abstract and theoretical approach, this collection of essays is useful for both teaching and appreciating public humanities. The contributors are committed to presenting a public humanities practice that encourages social justice and explores the intersectionalities of race, class, gender, and sexualities. Centering on the experiences of students with many of the case studies focused on course projects, the content will enable them to relate to and better understand this new field of study. The text is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate classes in public history, historic preservation, history of art, engaged sociology, and public archaeology and anthropology, as well as public humanities.

Doing Public Humanities

Doing Public Humanities

Author: Susan Smulyan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Doing Public Humanities explores the cultural landscape from disruptive events to websites, from tours to exhibits, from after school arts programs to archives, giving readers a wide-ranging look at the interdisciplinary practice of public humanities. Combining a practitioner's focus on case studies with the scholar's more abstract and theoretical approach, this collection of essays is useful for both teaching and appreciating public humanities. The contributors are committed to presenting a public humanities practice that encourages social justice and explores the intersectionalities of race, class, gender, and sexualities. Centering on the experiences of students with many of the case studies focused on course projects, the content will enable them to relate to and better understand this new field of study. The text is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate classes in public history, historic preservation, history of art, engaged sociology, and public archaeology and anthropology, as well as public humanities.

Emotional Heritage Visitor Engagement at Museums and Heritage Sites

Emotional Heritage Visitor Engagement at Museums and Heritage Sites

Author: Laurajane (The Australian National University, Australia) Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Emotional Heritage brings the issues of affect and power in the theorisation of heritage to the fore, whilst also highlighting the affective and political consequences of heritage-making. Drawing on interviews with visitors to museums and heritage sites in the United States, Australia and England, Smith argues that obtaining insights into how visitors use such sites enables us to understand the impact and consequences of professional heritage and museological practices. The concept of registers of engagement is introduced to assess variations in how visitors use museums and sites that address national or dissonant histories, and the political consequences of their use. Visitors are revealed as agents in the roles cultural institutions play in maintaining or challenging the political and social status quo. Heritage is, Smith argues, about people and their social situatedness, and the meaning they, alongside or in concert with cultural institutions, make and mobilise to help them address social problems and expressions of identity and sense of place in and for the present. Academics, students and practitioners interested in theories of power and affect in museums and heritage sites will find Emotional Heritage to be an invaluable resource. Helping professionals to understand the potential impact of their practice, the book also provides insights into the role visitors play in the interplay between heritage and politics.

Emotional Heritage Visitor Engagement at Museums and Heritage Sites

Emotional Heritage Visitor Engagement at Museums and Heritage Sites

Author: Laurajane (The Australian National University, Australia) Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Emotional Heritage brings the issues of affect and power in the theorisation of heritage to the fore, whilst also highlighting the affective and political consequences of heritage-making. Drawing on interviews with visitors to museums and heritage sites in the United States, Australia and England, Smith argues that obtaining insights into how visitors use such sites enables us to understand the impact and consequences of professional heritage and museological practices. The concept of registers of engagement is introduced to assess variations in how visitors use museums and sites that address national or dissonant histories, and the political consequences of their use. Visitors are revealed as agents in the roles cultural institutions play in maintaining or challenging the political and social status quo. Heritage is, Smith argues, about people and their social situatedness, and the meaning they, alongside or in concert with cultural institutions, make and mobilise to help them address social problems and expressions of identity and sense of place in and for the present. Academics, students and practitioners interested in theories of power and affect in museums and heritage sites will find Emotional Heritage to be an invaluable resource. Helping professionals to understand the potential impact of their practice, the book also provides insights into the role visitors play in the interplay between heritage and politics.

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage Beyond and Between Borders

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage Beyond and Between Borders

Author: Alexandra Dellios Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage explores the role heritage has played in representing, contesting and negotiating the history and politics of ethnic, migrant, multicultural, diasporic or 'other' heritages' in, within, between and beyond nations and national boundaries. Containing contributions from academics and professionals working across a range of fields, this volume contends that, in the face of various global 'crises', the role of heritage is especially important: it is a stage for the negotiation of shifting identities and for the rewriting of traditions and historical narratives of belonging and becoming. As a whole, the book connects and further develops methodological and theoretical discourses that can fuel and inform practice and social outcomes. It also examines the unique opportunities, challenges and limitations that various actors encounter in their efforts to preserve, identify, assess, manage, interpret and promote heritage pertaining to the experience and history of migration and migrant groups. Bringing together diverse case studies of migration and migrants in cultural heritage practice, Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage and museums, as well as those working in the fields of memory studies, public history, anthropology, archaeology, tourism and cultural studies.

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage Beyond and Between Borders

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage Beyond and Between Borders

Author: Alexandra Dellios Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage explores the role heritage has played in representing, contesting and negotiating the history and politics of ethnic, migrant, multicultural, diasporic or 'other' heritages' in, within, between and beyond nations and national boundaries. Containing contributions from academics and professionals working across a range of fields, this volume contends that, in the face of various global 'crises', the role of heritage is especially important: it is a stage for the negotiation of shifting identities and for the rewriting of traditions and historical narratives of belonging and becoming. As a whole, the book connects and further develops methodological and theoretical discourses that can fuel and inform practice and social outcomes. It also examines the unique opportunities, challenges and limitations that various actors encounter in their efforts to preserve, identify, assess, manage, interpret and promote heritage pertaining to the experience and history of migration and migrant groups. Bringing together diverse case studies of migration and migrants in cultural heritage practice, Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage and museums, as well as those working in the fields of memory studies, public history, anthropology, archaeology, tourism and cultural studies.

Managing Natural Science Collections A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing

Managing Natural Science Collections A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing

Managing Natural Science Collections demonstrates the need for consistency and evidence-based decision-making in the management of natural science collections, which are becoming increasingly valuable when it comes to addressing societal challenges. Drawing upon the experience of four experts who have managed some of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, the book aims to assist in the making of strategic and operational decisions regarding care, development, access and resource management. Encouraging the reader to consider how collection strategies can be aligned with the mission of their institution and contribute to its vision, authors also examine ways to deliver a consistent approach that will secure the present and future availability and relevance of collections. Principles of good practice and resource optimisation in an ethical and legal context are provided throughout the book, as well as case studies, sample documents and templates, all of which will be useful for discussion and teaching. Managing Natural Science Collections encourages each reader to consider the different options available to them. As such, it should be essential reading for museum practitioners and other professionals around the world who are involved with any strategic aspect of managing natural science collections. Students of museum studies will also find much to interest them within the pages of this book.

Managing Natural Science Collections A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing

Managing Natural Science Collections A Guide to Strategy, Planning and Resourcing

Managing Natural Science Collections demonstrates the need for consistency and evidence-based decision-making in the management of natural science collections, which are becoming increasingly valuable when it comes to addressing societal challenges. Drawing upon the experience of four experts who have managed some of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, the book aims to assist in the making of strategic and operational decisions regarding care, development, access and resource management. Encouraging the reader to consider how collection strategies can be aligned with the mission of their institution and contribute to its vision, authors also examine ways to deliver a consistent approach that will secure the present and future availability and relevance of collections. Principles of good practice and resource optimisation in an ethical and legal context are provided throughout the book, as well as case studies, sample documents and templates, all of which will be useful for discussion and teaching. Managing Natural Science Collections encourages each reader to consider the different options available to them. As such, it should be essential reading for museum practitioners and other professionals around the world who are involved with any strategic aspect of managing natural science collections. Students of museum studies will also find much to interest them within the pages of this book.

Museum Practices and the Posthumanities Curating for Earthly Habitability

Museum Practices and the Posthumanities Curating for Earthly Habitability

Author: Fiona Cameron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Our planet is at risk from climate change, war, terrorism, drought and extreme weather events, and the unintended consequences of unfettered biotechnological and economic development. Many of these problems are the consequence of an erroneous and dangerous detachment from our environment and others, and of various forms of exploitation, injustice and inequality founded on the illusion that the human is the centre of all things, a dominant view in Western thought. Furthermore the newly visible powers and agencies of a more-than-human world are becoming increasingly apparent as we confront the material consequences of advanced capitalism and two centuries of industrialisation. While our life has always been ecological, the human subject-based frameworks we have chosen for ourselves have become habitual and institutionalised, and have divested us of our ecological sensibilities. If we are to avoid compounding existing problems and creating new ones, we require new cognitive frames and practices of life that promote ethical forms of conjoint action that acknowledge our entanglements, shared vulnerabilities and futures not only with other humans, but also with the more-than-human world. Museums are custodians of cultural memory and one of the most trusted information sources in society. Through their collections and exhibitions, museums are powerful pedagogical institutions, instrumental in shaping ideas about culture, identity and cultural difference, and about human relations with nature, technology and science. They are therefore ideally placed to frame and promote new theories and practices of life. This book aims to promote relational and more-than-human ways of thinking and acting in the world through museum collection, exhibition and institutional practices. It is uniquely concerned with concretely reconstituting human-centred concepts and practices based on the human subject, and developing practices and a new type of museology that have the potential to signal an entangled and more-than-human approach to the make-up and composition of the world. This book critically engages with and extends international approaches to progressing real-world and scholarly change within the museum sector by undertaking a series of 'ecologizing experiments' to rework the possible relations between things and people using a series of museum, collection, theoretical and exhibition case studies.

Museum Practices and the Posthumanities Curating for Earthly Habitability

Museum Practices and the Posthumanities Curating for Earthly Habitability

Author: Fiona Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Our planet is at risk from climate change, war, terrorism, drought and extreme weather events, and the unintended consequences of unfettered biotechnological and economic development. Many of these problems are the consequence of an erroneous and dangerous detachment from our environment and others, and of various forms of exploitation, injustice and inequality founded on the illusion that the human is the centre of all things, a dominant view in Western thought. Furthermore the newly visible powers and agencies of a more-than-human world are becoming increasingly apparent as we confront the material consequences of advanced capitalism and two centuries of industrialisation. While our life has always been ecological, the human subject-based frameworks we have chosen for ourselves have become habitual and institutionalised, and have divested us of our ecological sensibilities. If we are to avoid compounding existing problems and creating new ones, we require new cognitive frames and practices of life that promote ethical forms of conjoint action that acknowledge our entanglements, shared vulnerabilities and futures not only with other humans, but also with the more-than-human world. Museums are custodians of cultural memory and one of the most trusted information sources in society. Through their collections and exhibitions, museums are powerful pedagogical institutions, instrumental in shaping ideas about culture, identity and cultural difference, and about human relations with nature, technology and science. They are therefore ideally placed to frame and promote new theories and practices of life. This book aims to promote relational and more-than-human ways of thinking and acting in the world through museum collection, exhibition and institutional practices. It is uniquely concerned with concretely reconstituting human-centred concepts and practices based on the human subject, and developing practices and a new type of museology that have the potential to signal an entangled and more-than-human approach to the make-up and composition of the world. This book critically engages with and extends international approaches to progressing real-world and scholarly change within the museum sector by undertaking a series of 'ecologizing experiments' to rework the possible relations between things and people using a series of museum, collection, theoretical and exhibition case studies.

Curating Under Pressure International Perspectives on Negotiating Conflict and Upholding Integrity

Curating Under Pressure International Perspectives on Negotiating Conflict and Upholding Integrity

Author: Janet (University of Leicester, UK) Marstine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Curating Under Pressure breaks the silence surrounding curatorial self-censorship and shows that it is both endemic to the practice and ubiquitous. Contributors map the diverse forms such self-censorship takes and offer creative strategies for negotiating curatorial integrity. This is the first book to look at pressures to self-censor and the curatorial responses to these pressures from a wide range of international perspectives. The book offers examples of the many creative strategies that curators deploy to negotiate pressures to self-censor and gives evidence of curators' political acumen, ethical sagacity and resilience over the long term. It also challenges the assumption that self-censorship is something to be avoided at all costs and suggests that a decision to self-censor may sometimes be politically and ethically imperative. Curating Under Pressure serves as a corrective to the assumption that censorship pressures render practitioners impotent. It demonstrates that curatorial practice under pressure offers inspiring models of agency, ingenuity and empowerment. Curating under Pressure is a highly original and intellectually ambitious volume and, as such, will be of great interest to students and academics in the areas of museum studies, curatorial and gallery studies, art history, studio art, and arts administration. The book will also be an essential tool for museum practitioners.