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            The Museum's Borders: On the Challenge of Knowing and Remembering Well
             

            The Museum's Borders: On the Challenge of Knowing and Remembering Well (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knell, Simon

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            The Museum's Borders demonstrates that museum practices are deeply entangled in border making, patrol, mitigation and erasure, and that the border lens offers a new tool for deconstructing and reconfiguring such practices. Arguing that the museum is a critical institution for the... operation of knowledge-based democracies, Knell demonstrates how they have been used in centrally controlled states, nationalistic settings and where the past remains contested and alive. Examining the way museums have been instrumentalised in acts of knowing and remembering, this book unpicks the museum's 'border work' using case studies from China, the US and Europe. Arguing for the museum to be understood as a critical institution for democracies struggling with unethical, nationalistic, post-fact political discourse, the book also considers how this model has application in other political systems and how the museum's borders can be arranged to better meet the needs of citizens and social cohesion. The Museum's Borders considers the significance of the museum for societies that wish to know and remember in ways that empower citizens and build cohesive societies. The book will be of great interest to students and academics engaged in the study of museums and heritage, cultural studies, anthropology, memory studies and history. It will also be useful reading for museum professionals who are interested in the museum's role in border making.
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            ISBN 9780367486488
            Released AU 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm
             

            The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm (Hardback)

            Edited by Cartiere, Cameron; Tan, Leon

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 20

            This multidisciplinary companion offers a comprehensive overview of the global arena of public art. It is organized around four distinct topics, activation, social justice, memory and identity and ecology, with a final chapter mapping significant works of public and social practi...ce art around the world between 2008-2018. The thematic approach brings into view similarities and differences in the recent globalization of public art practices, while the multidisciplinary emphasis allows for a consideration of the complex outcomes and consequences of such practices, as they engage different disciplines and communities and affect a diversity of audiences beyond the existing 'art world.' The book will highlight an international selection of artist projects that illustrate the themes. This book will be of interest to scholars in contemporary art, art history, urban studies, and museum studies.
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            ISBN 9781138325302
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions
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            International Thinking on Children in Museums: A Sociocultural View of Practice
             

            International Thinking on Children in Museums: A Sociocultural View of Practice (Hardback)

            Edited by Shaffer, Sharon E.

            • RRP: $231.00
            • $231.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Dec 20

            International Thinking on Children in Museums introduces current research, theory, and practice about young learners in museums around the world. The book imparts vital knowledge about the nature of childhood and children's learning that will improve understanding of the very you...ngest museum-goers. Including contributions from practitioners, scholars and consultants around the globe, this volume examines museum practices and children's learning across a range of distinct cultural and geographic locales. The framework of the book is based on research and current thinking in the realm of developmental psychology, sociology, and anthropology, allowing the contributors to examine the evolution of early learning and children's programs through a sociocultural lens. This broad-based look at international museum practices for children offers a rare view of the field from an important, but oft-neglected perspective: that of society and culture. International Thinking on Children in Museums will broaden understanding of museum practice across cultures and geographic regions and as such, will be of interest to scholars and students engaged in the study of museum education, museum studies and early learning. It should also provide a much-needed source of inspiration for museum practitioners working around the world.
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            ISBN 9780367275792
            Released AU 6 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Global Perspectives on Children in Museums
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            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative
             

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative (Hardback)

            By Piehl, Jona

            • RRP: $231.00
            • $231.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions offers an in-depth analysis of the multiple roles that exhibition graphics perform in contemporary museums and exhibitions. Drawing on a study of exhibitions that took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of London and t...he Haus der Geschichte, Bonn, Piehl brings together approaches from museum studies, design practice and narrative theory to examine museum exhibitions as multimodal narratives in which graphics account for one set of narrative resources. The analysis underlines the importance of aspects such as accessibility and at the same time problematises conceptualisations that focus only on the effectiveness of graphics as display device, by drawing attention to the contributions that graphics make towards the content on display and to the ways in which it is experienced in the museum space. Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions argues for a critical reading of and engagement with exhibition graphic design as part of wider debates around meaning making in museum studies and exhibition-making practice. As such, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and students from the fields of museum and design studies. Practitioners such as exhibition designers, graphic designers, curators and other exhibition makers, should also find much to interest them in the book.
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            ISBN 9781138350366
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
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            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative
             

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions: Display, Identity and Narrative (Paperback)

            By Piehl, Jona

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions offers an in-depth analysis of the multiple roles that exhibition graphics perform in contemporary museums and exhibitions. Drawing on a study of exhibitions that took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of London and t...he Haus der Geschichte, Bonn, Piehl brings together approaches from museum studies, design practice and narrative theory to examine museum exhibitions as multimodal narratives in which graphics account for one set of narrative resources. The analysis underlines the importance of aspects such as accessibility and at the same time problematises conceptualisations that focus only on the effectiveness of graphics as display device, by drawing attention to the contributions that graphics make towards the content on display and to the ways in which it is experienced in the museum space. Graphic Design in Museum Exhibitions argues for a critical reading of and engagement with exhibition graphic design as part of wider debates around meaning making in museum studies and exhibition-making practice. As such, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and students from the fields of museum and design studies. Practitioners such as exhibition designers, graphic designers, curators and other exhibition makers, should also find much to interest them in the book.
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            ISBN 9781138350373
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            National Museums and the Origins of Nations: Emotional myths and narratives
             

            National Museums and the Origins of Nations: Emotional myths and narratives (Paperback)

            By Watson, Sheila

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              6 Nov 20

            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 com...parison 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.
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            ISBN 9780367334383
            Released AU 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Interpreting Heritage: A Guide to Planning and Practice
             

            Interpreting Heritage: A Guide to Planning and Practice (Paperback)

            By Slack, Steve

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Interpreting Heritage is a practical book about the planning and delivery of interpretation that will give anyone working in the heritage sector the confidence and tools they need to undertake interpretation. Steve Slack suggests a broad formula for how interpretation can be plan...ned and executed and describes some of the most popular- and potentially challenging, or provocative - forms of interpretation. Slack also provides practical guidance about how to deliver different forms of interpretation, whilst avoiding potential pitfalls. Exploring some of the ethical questions that arise when presenting information to the public and offering a grounding in some of the theory that underpins interpretive work, the book will be suitable for those who are completely new to interpretation. Those who already have some experience will benefit from tools, advice and ideas to help build on their existing practice. Drawing upon the author's professional experiences of working within, and for, the heritage sector, Interpreting Heritage provides advice and suggestions that will be essential for practitioners working in museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, outdoor sites, science centres, castles, stately homes and other heritage venues around the world. It will also be of interest to students of museum and heritage studies who want to know more about how heritage interpretation works in practice.
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            ISBN 9780367429157
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Guides to Practice in Museums, Galleries and Heritage
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            Big Data-A New Medium?
             

            Big Data-A New Medium? (Paperback)

            Edited by Lushetich, Natasha

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Drawing on a range of methods from across science and technology studies, digital humanities and digital arts, this book presents a comprehensive view of the Big Data phenomenon. Big data architectures are increasingly transforming political questions into technical management by... determining classificatory systems in the social, educational, and healthcare realms. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential terrains. The fundamental question is: can big data be seen as a new medium in the way photography or film were when they first appeared? No new medium is ever truly new. It's always remediation of older media. What is new is the medium's re-articulation of the difference between here and there, before and after, yours and mine, knowable and unknowable, possible and impossible. This transdisciplinary volume, incorporating cultural and media theory, art, philosophy, history, and political philosophy is a key resource for readers interested in digital humanities, cultural and media studies.
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            ISBN 9780367333843
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
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            Big Data-A New Medium?
             

            Big Data-A New Medium? (Hardback)

            Edited by Lushetich, Natasha

            • RRP: $231.00
            • $231.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Drawing on a range of methods from across science and technology studies, digital humanities and digital arts, this book presents a comprehensive view of the Big Data phenomenon. Big data architectures are increasingly transforming political questions into technical management by... determining classificatory systems in the social, educational, and healthcare realms. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential terrains. The fundamental question is: can big data be seen as a new medium in the way photography or film were when they first appeared? No new medium is ever truly new. It's always remediation of older media. What is new is the medium's re-articulation of the difference between here and there, before and after, yours and mine, knowable and unknowable, possible and impossible. This transdisciplinary volume, incorporating cultural and media theory, art, philosophy, history, and political philosophy is a key resource for readers interested in digital humanities, cultural and media studies.
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            ISBN 9780367333836
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
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            Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum
             

            Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum (Paperback)

            Edited by Chin Davidson, Jane; Esslinger, Sandra

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum pra...ctices have expanded the understanding of the 'art object' in recent years. It is argued that the meaning of cultural objects infused with the heritage and identity of 'global culture' has been developed substantially through the innovative approaches of university scholars, museum curators, and administrators since the latter part of the twentieth century. Through exploring the ways in which universities and their museums have overseen changes in the global context for art, this edited collection initiates a larger dialogue and inquiry into the value and contribution of the empirical model. The volume includes a full-colour photo essay by Marla C. Berns on the Fowler Museum's 'Fowler at Fifty' project, as well as contributions from Donald Preziosi, Catherine M. Cole, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Claire Farago, Selma Holo, and Gemma Rodrigues. It is important reading for professionals, scholars and advanced students alike.
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            ISBN 9780367877040
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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