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Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture: The Politics of the Past in Turkey

Museums, Emotion, and Memory Culture: The Politics of the Past in Turkey

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Gönül Bozoğlu
September 18, 2019

Museums, Emotion and Memory Culture examines the politics of emotion in history museums, combining approaches and concerns from museum, heritage and memory studies, anthropology and studies of emotion. Exploring the meanings and politics of memory contests in Turkey, a site for complex negotiations...

Exhibitions as Research: Experimental Methods in Museums

Exhibitions as Research: Experimental Methods in Museums

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Peter Bjerregaard
September 05, 2019

Exhibitions as Research contends that museums would be more attractive to both researchers and audiences if we consider exhibitions as knowledge-in-the-making rather than platforms for disseminating already-established insights. Analysing the theoretical underpinnings and practical challenges of...

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe after 1989

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe after 1989

1st Edition

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Katarzyna Jagodzińska
July 22, 2019

Museums and Centers of Contemporary Art in Central Europe is a comprehensive study of the ecosystem of art museums and centers in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Focusing on institutions founded after 1989, the book analyses a thirty-year boom in art exhibition space in these...

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums: American Interpretations of the Great Depression

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums: American Interpretations of the Great Depression

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Meighen Katz
July 15, 2019

Narratives of Vulnerability in Museums is a study of the challenges museums face when they present narratives of instability, uncertainty and fear in their exhibitions. As a period of sustained societal and personal vulnerability, the Great Depression remains a watershed era in American history. It...

Museum and Gallery Publishing: From Theory to Case Study

Museum and Gallery Publishing: From Theory to Case Study

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Sally Hughes
July 11, 2019

Museum and Gallery Publishing examines the theory and practice of general and scholarly publishing associated with museum and art gallery collections. Focusing on the production and reception of these texts, the book explains the relevance of publishing to the cultural, commercial and social...

The Private Collector's Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain

The Private Collector's Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain

1st Edition

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Georgina S Walker
June 06, 2019

The Private Collector’s Museum connects the rising popularity of private museums with evolving models of collecting and philanthropy, and new inter-relationships between private and public space. It examines how contemporary collectors construct museums to frame themselves as cultural arbiters of...

The Personalization of the Museum Visit: Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors

The Personalization of the Museum Visit: Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors

1st Edition

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Seph Rodney
May 31, 2019

The Personalization of the Museum Visit examines a fundamental shift in institutional behavior in museums located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contending that art museums have moved toward a new paradigm of public engagement, it posits that modern museum visitors are treated as...

Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums: Black Renaissance

Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums: Black Renaissance

1st Edition

Patricia A. Banks
April 30, 2019

Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums is the first scholarly book to analyze contemporary African American museums from a multifaceted perspective. While it puts a spotlight on the issues and challenges related to racial politics that black museums collectively face in the 21st...

Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum: An Ethnography of Te Papa

Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum: An Ethnography of Te Papa

1st Edition

Tanja Schubert-McArthur
April 01, 2019

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has been celebrated as an international leader for its bicultural concept and partnership with Māori in all aspects of the museum, but how does this relationship with the indigenous partner work in practice? Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum...

Museum Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: A New Model for a Challenging Era

Museum Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship: A New Model for a Challenging Era

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Haitham Eid
March 28, 2019

Museum Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship makes a contribution towards building a museum perspective of innovation that takes into consideration the unique role of museums in society. Beginning and ending with the idea of museum innovation in a wider sense, the book takes digital innovation as...

Museums as Cultures of Copies: The Crafting of Artefacts and Authenticity

Museums as Cultures of Copies: The Crafting of Artefacts and Authenticity

1st Edition

Brita Brenna, Hans Dam Christensen, Olav Hamran
December 21, 2018

Few institutions are warier of copies than museums. Few fields of knowledge are more prone to denounce copies as fake than the heritage field. Few discourses are as concerned with authenticity, aura, originals and provenance as those concerning exhibiting and collecting. So why is it that these are...

The Rise of the Must-See Exhibition: Blockbusters in Australian Museums and Galleries

The Rise of the Must-See Exhibition: Blockbusters in Australian Museums and Galleries

1st Edition

Anna Lawrenson, Chiara O'Reilly
December 04, 2018

Blockbuster exhibitions are ubiquitous fixtures in the cultural calendars of major museums and galleries worldwide. The Rise of the Must-See Exhibition charts their ascent across a diverse array of museums and galleries. The book positions these exhibits in the Australian cultural context,...

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