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Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

See below for a selection of the latest books from Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides category. Presented with a red border are the Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides 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 Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Guide to the Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Guide to the Collections

Author: Gillian Shallcross and Ad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Who's Buried Where

Who's Buried Where

Author: Lucinda Lambton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Author: Joshua G. (Murray State University, USA) Adair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism examines the role of exhibitionary institutions in representing LGBTQ+ people, cisgender women, and nonbinary individuals. Considering recent gender and sexuality-related developments through a critical lens, the volume contributes significantly to the growing body of activist writing on this topic. Building on Gender, Sexuality and Museums and featuring work from established voices, as well as newcomers, this volume offers risky and exciting articles from around the world. Chapters cover diverse topics, including transgender representation, erasure, and activism; two-spirit people, indigeneity, and museums; third genders; gender and sexuality in heritage sites and historic homes; temporary exhibitions on gender and sexuality; museum representations of HIV/AIDS; interventions to increase queer visibility and inclusion in galleries; LGBTQ+ staff alliances; and museums, gender ambiguity, and the disruption of binaries. Several chapters focus on areas outside the US and Europe, while others explore central topics through the perspectives of racial and ethnic minorities. Containing contributions that engage in sustained critique of current policies, theory, and practice, Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism is essential reading for those studying museums, women and gender, sexuality, culture, history, heritage, art, media, and anthropology. The book will also spark interest among museum practitioners, public archivists, and scholars researching related topics.

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Author: Joshua G. (Murray State University, USA) Adair Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism examines the role of exhibitionary institutions in representing LGBTQ+ people, cisgender women, and nonbinary individuals. Considering recent gender and sexuality-related developments through a critical lens, the volume contributes significantly to the growing body of activist writing on this topic. Building on Gender, Sexuality and Museums and featuring work from established voices, as well as newcomers, this volume offers risky and exciting articles from around the world. Chapters cover diverse topics, including transgender representation, erasure, and activism; two-spirit people, indigeneity, and museums; third genders; gender and sexuality in heritage sites and historic homes; temporary exhibitions on gender and sexuality; museum representations of HIV/AIDS; interventions to increase queer visibility and inclusion in galleries; LGBTQ+ staff alliances; and museums, gender ambiguity, and the disruption of binaries. Several chapters focus on areas outside the US and Europe, while others explore central topics through the perspectives of racial and ethnic minorities. Containing contributions that engage in sustained critique of current policies, theory, and practice, Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism is essential reading for those studying museums, women and gender, sexuality, culture, history, heritage, art, media, and anthropology. The book will also spark interest among museum practitioners, public archivists, and scholars researching related topics.

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Author: Helen Avenell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Craft Capital: Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

Craft Capital: Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

Author: ,Glenn Adamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2019

How can a broken artifact represent a city? The Liberty Bell cracked on the very first attempt to make it sound, and had to be recast twice and remolded with additional copper to improve its alloy. Today, it hangs in Independence Hall, where it remains a symbol of American freedom as well as an unbeatable icon of Philadelphia craft. This collection of essays from writers and curators connects Philadelphia's heritage to its current stature as a national craft capital. Explore one of America's most creative cities in this trailblazer for city-based studies of contemporary craft, and discover how small workshops for fabric, wool, ceramics, and textile starting as early as 1751 grew into the still expanding craft world that we have today. With a reputation for rich history and creativity, Philadelphia can now be explored simultaneously through the view of both in this perfect tour for craft and history enthusiasts alike.

South Away The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

South Away The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

Author: Meaghan Marie Hackinen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2019

Adirondack Experience The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Experience The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Author: Laura Rice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

First book to highlight the collection of this newly renovated museum. The Adirondack region draws between 7 and 10 million visitors per year. Provides historical and cultural perspectives of this popular, scenic destination. The Adirondack Park in New York State offers a rare combination of breathtaking natural beauty, surprising and inspiring stories, and rich traditions of progress and preservation. Created in 1892 amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region, the park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States and draws between seven and ten million visitors yearly. Since 1957, Adirondack Experience (formerly the Adirondack Museum) has shared stories of the people who lived, worked and played in the Adirondacks through their rich collection of objects, photographs, books, manuscripts, and historical records. This fully illustrated book shares the region's unique history, while celebrating the transformation of the Adirondacks from wilderness to mineral and lumber resource to resort community to recreation getaway.

Sentient Relics Museums and Cinematic Affect

Sentient Relics Museums and Cinematic Affect

Author: Janice E. Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Sentient Relics explores museums through cinema and challenges the dominant focus of museum theory as an inclusion-exclusion debate. The author responds to the Enlightenment, 'rational' museum of reason contrasting this with the museum of affect and reveals these 'two museums' operating alongside one another in a productive paradox. In structuralist-orientated museum theory the affective realm is often subsumed within the imperatives of Marxist theory and practice, identity politics, semiology and psychoanalysis. Sentient Relics, while valuing the insights of ideologically focused meaning-making, turns to the capacity of the affective realm of experience to transform the passive subject and object relation. The author uses museum encounters and cinematic affect to engage with problems of difference, temporality, emotion and the sublime. In so doing the book advances research in museum studies by demonstrating what is at stake in pragmatically working toward a deeper understanding of the museum socially, culturally and philosophically.

The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques The Lives and Homes of London's Most Interesting Residents (2nd edition, revised and updated)

The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques The Lives and Homes of London's Most Interesting Residents (2nd edition, revised and updated)

Author: English Heritage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Blue plaques, bearing names both familiar and intriguing, can be found all across the capital. From BOB MARLEY to ALAN TURING, VIRGINIA WOOLF to VINCENT VAN GOGH, MAHATMA GANDHI to EMMELINE PANKHURST, the plaques celebrate an incredible range of London's past residents. Whether they be scientists, sports stars, artists, actors, inventors or politicians - this revised and updated English Heritage guide reveals, with wit and insight, the stories of London's most extraordinary men and women and the homes in which they lived.