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Museology & heritage studies

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!

Working with Young Children in Museums Weaving Theory and Practice

Working with Young Children in Museums Weaving Theory and Practice

Author: Abigail (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) Hackett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Working with Young Children in Museums makes a major contribution to the small body of extant research on young children in museums, galleries and heritage sites. Bridging theory and practice, the book introduces theoretical concepts in a clear and concise manner, whilst also providing inspirational insights into everyday programming in museums. Structured around three key themes, this volume seeks to diverge from the dominant socio-cultural learning models that are generally employed in the museum learning literature. It introduces a body of theories that have variously been called new materialist, spatial, posthuman and Deleuzian, theories which enable a focus on the body, movement and place and which have not yet been widely shared or developed with the museum sector or explicitly connected to practice. This book outlines these theories in an accessible way, explaining their usefulness for conceptualising young children in museums and connecting them to practical examples of programming in a range of locations via a series of contributed case studies. Connecting theory to practice for readers in a way that emphasizes possibility, Working with Young Children in Museums should be essential reading for museum practitioners working in a range of institutions around the world. It should be of equal interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museum learning, early childhood education and children's experiences in museums.

Working with Young Children in Museums Weaving Theory and Practice

Working with Young Children in Museums Weaving Theory and Practice

Author: Abigail (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) Hackett Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Working with Young Children in Museums makes a major contribution to the small body of extant research on young children in museums, galleries and heritage sites. Bridging theory and practice, the book introduces theoretical concepts in a clear and concise manner, whilst also providing inspirational insights into everyday programming in museums. Structured around three key themes, this volume seeks to diverge from the dominant socio-cultural learning models that are generally employed in the museum learning literature. It introduces a body of theories that have variously been called new materialist, spatial, posthuman and Deleuzian, theories which enable a focus on the body, movement and place and which have not yet been widely shared or developed with the museum sector or explicitly connected to practice. This book outlines these theories in an accessible way, explaining their usefulness for conceptualising young children in museums and connecting them to practical examples of programming in a range of locations via a series of contributed case studies. Connecting theory to practice for readers in a way that emphasizes possibility, Working with Young Children in Museums should be essential reading for museum practitioners working in a range of institutions around the world. It should be of equal interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museum learning, early childhood education and children's experiences in museums.

Natural Stone and World Heritage: Delhi-Agra, India

Natural Stone and World Heritage: Delhi-Agra, India

This book discusses heritage stones which were used in the making of the architectonic heritage of Delhi and Agra, encompassing UNESCO world heritage sites and heritage sites designated as prominent by the Indian government. The most famous monument of the two cities is the 'Taj Mahal' of Agra. The book focuses on the geological characteristics of the famous Makrana marble, red sandstone and other sandstone variants of the Vindhyan basin and Delhi quartzite, the most widely used stones in almost all the monuments, as well as on their quarries. The work also aims to sensitise the public to protecting and preserving the architectonic heritage of these two densely populated cities in India as repositories of our past cultures and traditions. Identifying the nature and provenance of stones/rocks used in construction will lead to better restoration for future generations, in light of the deterioration of architectonic heritage through various natural weathering agencies and anthropogenic activities. The book will serve as a useful source book to economic geologists, geologists, archaeologists, architects, historians and stone industry operators specifically and to academic and non-academic communities, travellers and tourism industry operators in general. The book will benefit students, researchers, and rock enthusiasts spanning all age groups and academic levels.

The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

Author: Wilfried (Bielefeld University, Germany) Raussert Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Exploring the culture and media of the Americas, this handbook places particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences and focuses on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions of cultural flows and geocultural imaginaries that shape the literature, arts, media and other cultural expressions in the Americas. The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas charts the pervasive, asymmetrical flows of cultural products and capital and their importance in the development of the Americas. The volume offers a comprehensive understanding of how Inter-American communication is constituted, framed and structured and covers the artistic and political dimensions that have shaped literature, art and popular culture in the region. Forty-six chapters cover a range of inter-American key concepts and dynamics, divided into two parts: Literature and Music deals with inter-American entanglements of artistic expressions in the Western Hemisphere, including music, dance, literary genres and developments. Media and Visual Cultures explores the inter-American dimension of media production in the hemisphere, including cinema and television, photography and art, journalism, radio, digital culture and issues such as freedom of expression and intellectual property. This multidisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad array of academic scholars and students in history, sociology, political science; and cultural, postcolonial, gender, literary, globalization and media studies.

Museum Lighting - A Guide for Conservators and Curators

Museum Lighting - A Guide for Conservators and Curators

Author: David Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Author David Saunders, former keeper of conservation and scientific research at the British Museum, explores how to balance the conflicting goals of visibility and preservation under a variety of conditions. Beginning with the science of how light, color, and vision function and interact, he proceeds to offer detailed studies of the impact of light on a wide range of objects, including paintings, manuscripts, textiles, bone, leather, and plastics. With analyses of the effects of light on visibility and deterioration, Museum Lighting provides practical information to assist curators, conservators, and other museum professionals in making critical decisions about the display and preservation of objects in their collections.

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design Theory and Practice of Place

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design Theory and Practice of Place

Author: Georgia (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) Lindsay Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design showcases eighteen diverse essays written by people who design, work in, and study museums, offering a variety of perspectives on this complex building type. Throughout, the authors emphasize new kinds of experiences that museum architecture helps create, connecting ideas about design at various levels of analysis, from thinking about how the building sits in the city to exploring the details of technology. With sections focusing on museums as architectural icons, community engagement through design, the role of gallery spaces in the experience of museums, disability experiences, and sustainable design for museums, the collected chapters cover topics both familiar and fresh to those interested in museum architecture. Featuring over 150 color illustrations, this book celebrates successful museum architecture whilst the critical analysis sheds light on important issues to consider in museum design. Written by an international range of museum administrators, architects, and researchers this collection is an essential resource for understanding the social impacts of museum architecture and design for professionals, students, and museum-lovers alike.

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design Theory and Practice of Place

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design Theory and Practice of Place

Author: Georgia (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) Lindsay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design showcases eighteen diverse essays written by people who design, work in, and study museums, offering a variety of perspectives on this complex building type. Throughout, the authors emphasize new kinds of experiences that museum architecture helps create, connecting ideas about design at various levels of analysis, from thinking about how the building sits in the city to exploring the details of technology. With sections focusing on museums as architectural icons, community engagement through design, the role of gallery spaces in the experience of museums, disability experiences, and sustainable design for museums, the collected chapters cover topics both familiar and fresh to those interested in museum architecture. Featuring over 150 color illustrations, this book celebrates successful museum architecture whilst the critical analysis sheds light on important issues to consider in museum design. Written by an international range of museum administrators, architects, and researchers this collection is an essential resource for understanding the social impacts of museum architecture and design for professionals, students, and museum-lovers alike.

A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum

A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum

Author: Sang-hoon (National Museum of Korea) Jang Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2020

A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum examines how the National Museum of Korea, as a national repository of material culture and the state's premier exhibition facility, has shaped and been shaped by Korean nationalism. Exploring the processes by which the museum has discovered and interpreted material culture using concepts of ethnic nationalism in the historical and political contexts of South Korean society, the book analyses how this nationalist interpretation has regulated the South Koreans' understanding of their material culture. It investigates the historical process and context in which ethnic nationalism became a dominant discourse in South Korea, a discourse which established itself in national cultural institutes like the National Museum of Korea and resulted in introduction of ethnic nationalism into material culture. Issues considered include cultural and political relations with China; Japanese colonial rule, cultural imperialism and its legacy; the division of Korea since 1945; the Korean War and nation building since liberation in 1945; and domestic political upheavals, including military coups in 1961 and in 1979. The book argues that international political and diplomatic factors also affect the process of the formation of national identity in a specific political context. Concerning itself with issues such as the relationship between politics and identity, museums and authoritarian regimes, this book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in museum studies, nationalism studies, Asian studies and history departments.

Cathedrals of Urban Modernity Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art

Cathedrals of Urban Modernity Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art

Author: J. Pedro Lorente Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

First published in 1998, this volume explores the expanding wave of a new kind of museums of contemporary art in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lorente examines their 'coming of age' and the weight of their museological legacy, arguing that the establishment of great national museums of art at London and Paris radiated out, carrying their influence with it. This book emerged as part of a series on towns and cities and has a focus on London and Paris as centres of artistic innovation.

Narrative Theory in Conservation Change and Living Buildings

Narrative Theory in Conservation Change and Living Buildings

Author: Nigel (University of York, UK) Walter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Narrative Theory in Conservation engages with conservation, heritage studies and architecture approaches to historic buildings, offering a synthesis of the best of each, and demonstrating that conservation is capable of developing a complementary, but distinct, theoretical position of its own. Tracing the ideas behind the development of modern conservation in the West, and considering the challenges presented by non-Western practice, the book engages with the premodern understanding of innovation within tradition, and frames historic buildings as intergenerational, communal, ongoing narratives. Redefining the appropriate object of conservation, it suggests a practice of conserving the questions that animate and energize local cultures, rather than only those instantiated answers that expert opinion has declared canonical. Proposing a narrative approach to historic buildings, the book provides a distinctive new theoretical foundation for conservation, and a basis for a more equal dialogue with other disciplines concerned with the historic environment. Narrative Theory in Conservation articulates a coherent theoretical position for conservation that addresses the urgent question of how historic buildings that remain in use should respond to change. As such, the book should be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students from the fields of conservation, heritage studies and architecture.

Heritage Politics in China The Power of the Past

Heritage Politics in China The Power of the Past

Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past studies the impact of heritage policies and discourses on the Chinese state and Chinese society. It sheds light on the way Chinese heritage policies have transformed the narratives and cultural practices of the past to serve the interests of the present. As well as reinforcing a collective social identity, heritage in China has served as an instrument of governance and regulation at home and a tool to generate soft power abroad. Drawing on a critical analysis of heritage policies and laws, empirical case studies and interviews with policymakers, practitioners, and local community, the authors offer a comprehensive perspective on the role that cultural heritage plays in Chinese politics and policy. They argue that heritage-making appropriates international, national, and local values, thereby transforming it into a public good suitable for commercial exploitation. By framing heritage as a site of cooperation, contestation, and negotiation, this book contributes to our understanding of the complex nature of heritage in the rapidly shifting landscape of contemporary China. Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past is essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of heritage studies, cultural studies, Asian studies, anthropology, tourism and politics.

Fine Art Movement and Storage Project Management for the Visual Arts

Fine Art Movement and Storage Project Management for the Visual Arts

Author: Chuck Agro Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

A successfully managed project is a carefully planned and organized effort. A critical and essential skill for any art service manager is project management-the ability to organize resources--labor, budgets, materials-- and handle constraints so that a project's goals are successfully accomplished. Learn the essentials of project management for planning and executing collections management projects. This book will discuss developing and managing multi-faceted projects from the project manager's point-of-view, including: estate moves, exhibition planning for preparers, storage setup, planning and maintenance, storage movement and planning, collection relocations, traveling exhibitions, art fairs, and prioritizing overlapping projects. This book will discuss every day matters such as: *Identifying your stake holders and foreseeing potential stake holder conflicts, *Identifying the project's goals and parameters, *Outlining goals for initial and follow-up site visits, *Guidelines for conducting a site visit, *Planning for art and material staging, *Estimating and quoting time, labor, and materials, *Understanding and estimating hard and soft costs in your budget, *Planning for contingencies, *Developing budgets and timelines, *Scheduling overlapping tasks, *Creating daily goal sheets and project punch lists, *Training and staffing your crew, *Assigning crew leaders, *Delegating project responsibilities, *Managing quality control and industry standards, *Understanding project completion, post completion, and follow up, and *Managing multiple projects. Over 50 graphics help to make this a book you'll use every day