The International Handbooks of Museum Studies

Editors: Macdonald, Sharon and Leahy, Helen Rees
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-40-519850-9
Category: Arts & Leisure
Image Count: 269
Book Status: Available
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The International Handbooks of Museum Studies bring together original essays by a global team of experts to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field of museum studies. Accessibly structured into four thematic volumes exploring all aspects of museum theory, practice, controversies, and the impact of new technologies.

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Table of Contents

  • Museum Theory
  • The International Handbooks of Museum Studies
  • Introduction: Museum Theory: An Expanded Field
  • Part I: Thinking about Museums
  • Thinking (with) Museums: From Exhibitionary Complex to Governmental Assemblage
  • Foucault and the Museum
  • What, or Where, Is the (Museum) Object?: Colonial Encounters in Displayed Worlds of Things
  • Anarchical Artifacts: Museums as Sites for Radical Otherness
  • (Post‐)Cartographic Urges: The Intersection of Museums and Tourism
  • Museums, Human Rights, and Universalism Reconsidered
  • The Democratic Horizons of the Museum: Citizenship and Culture
  • Museums, Ecology, Citizenship
  • Part II: Disciplines and Politics
  • Reflexive Museology: Lost and Found
  • The Art of Anthropology: Questioning Contemporary Art in Ethnographic Display
  • Change and Continuity: Art Museums and the Reproduction of Art‐Museumness
  • Cool Art on Display: The Saatchi Phenomenon
  • Contentious Politics and Museums as Contact Zones
  • Emotions in the History Museum
  • The Presence of the Past: Imagination and Affect in the Museu do Oriente, Portugal
  • Toward a Pedagogy of Feeling: Understanding How Museums Create a Space for Cross‐Cultural Encounters
  • The Liquid Museum: New Institutional Ontologies for a Complex, Uncertain World
  • Part III Theory from Practice/Practicing Theory
  • The Displaced Local: Multiple Agency in the Building of Museums’ Ethnographic Collections
  • The World as Collected; or, Museum Collections as Situated Materialities
  • Ambient Aesthetics: Altered Subjectivities in the New Museum
  • Museum Encounters and Narrative Engagements
  • Theorizing Museum and Heritage Visiting
  • The Museum in Hiding: Framing Conflict
  • Preserving/Shaping/Creating: Museums and Public Memory in a Time of Loss
  • Sites of Trauma: Contemporary Collecting and Natural Disaster
  • Museum Practice
  • Introduction: Grounding Museum Studies: Introducing Practice
  • Part I: Priorities
  • The Essence of the Museum: Mission, Values, Vision
  • Governance: Guiding the Museum in Trust
  • Policies, Frameworks, and Legislation: The Conditions Under Which English Museums Operate
  • Reconceptualizing Museum Ethics for the Twenty‐First Century: A View from the Field
  • Museum Measurement: Questions of Value
  • Developing Audiences for the Twenty‐First‐Century Museum
  • Part II: Resources
  • Balancing Mission and Money: Issues in Museum Economics
  • Tate and BP – Oil and Gas as the New Tobacco?: Arts Sponsorship, Branding, and Marketing
  • From Idiosyncratic to Integrated: Strategic Planning for Collections
  • Collection Care and Management: History, Theory, and Practice
  • The Future of Collecting in “Disciplinary” Museums: Interpretive, Thematic, Relational
  • Managing Collections or Managing Content?: The Evolution of Museum Collections Management Systems
  • Conservation Theory and Practice: Materials, Values, and People in Heritage Conservation
  • Part III: Processes
  • From Caring to Creating: Curators Change Their Spots
  • The Pendulum Swing: Curatorial Theory Past and Present
  • Planning for Success: Project Management for Museum Exhibitions
  • Museum Exhibition Tradecraft: Not an Art, but an Art to It
  • Museum Exhibition Practice: Recent Developments in Europe, Canada, and Australia
  • A Critique of Museum Restitution and Repatriation Practices
  • Rewards and Frustrations: Repatriation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ancestral Remains by the National Museum of Australia
  • Part IV: Publics
  • The “Active Museum”: How Concern with Community Transformed the Museum
  • Visitor Studies: Toward a Culture of Reflective Practice and Critical Museology for the Visitor‐Centered Museum
  • Translating Museum Meanings: A Case for Interpretation
  • Learning, Education, and Public Programs in Museums and Galleries
  • Reviewing the Digital Heritage Landscape: The Intersection of Digital Media and Museum Practice
  • Afterword: The Continuing Struggle for Diversity and Equality
  • Museum Practice and Mediation: An Afterword
  • Museum Media
  • Introduction: Museum Media: An Introduction
  • Part I: The Museum as Medium
  • Museums and Media Archaeology: An Interview with Wolfgang Ernst
  • Media Archaeology of/in the Museum
  • Museums and the Challenge of Transmediation: The Case of Bristol's Wildwalk
  • Mediatized Memory: Video Testimonies in Museums
  • Visible and Invisible Institutions: Cinema in the French Art Museum
  • The Museum as TV Producer: Televisual Form in Curating, Commissioning, and Public Programming
  • SimKnowledge: What Museums Can Learn from Video Games
  • Part II: Mediation and Immersion
  • The Life of Things
  • Lighting Practices in Art Galleries and Exhibition Spaces, 1750–1850
  • There's Something in the Air: Sound in the Museum
  • Aesthetics and Atmosphere in Museums: A Critical Marketing Perspective
  • Museums, Interactivity, and the Tasks of “Exhibition Anthropology”
  • Keeping Objects Live
  • Part III: Design and Curating in the Media Age
  • Total Media
  • From Object to Environment: The Recent History of Exhibitions in Germany and Austria
  • Museums as Spaces of the Present: The Case for Social Scenography
  • (Dis)playing the Museum: Artifacts, Visitors, Embodiment, and Mediality
  • Transforming the Natural History Museum in London: Isotype and the New Exhibition Scheme
  • Embodiment and Place Experience in Heritage Technology Design
  • Part IV: Extending the Museum
  • Open and Closed Systems: New Media Art in Museums and Galleries
  • Diffused Museums: Networked, Augmented, and Self‐Organized Collections
  • Mobile in Museums: From Interpretation to Conversation
  • Moving Out: Museums, Mobility, and Urban Spaces
  • Beyond the Glass Case: Museums as Playgrounds for Replication
  • With and Without Walls: Photographic Reproduction and the Art Museum
  • The Elastic Museum: Cinema Within and Beyond
  • Museum Transformations
  • Museums in Transformation: Dynamics of Democratization and Decolonization
  • Part I: Difficult Histories
  • The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and Its Information Center: Concepts, Controversies, Reactions
  • Ghosts of Future Nations, or The Uses of the Holocaust Museum Paradigm in India
  • The International Difficult Histories Boom, the Democratization of History, and the National Museum of Australia
  • Where Are the Children? and “We Were So Far Away …”: Exhibiting the Legacies of Residential Schools, Healing, and Reconciliation
  • Recirculating Images of the “Terrorist” in Postcolonial Museums: The Case of the National Museum of Struggle in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Reactivating the Colonial Collection: Exhibition‐Making as Creative Process at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
  • “Congo As It Is?”: Curatorial Reflections on Using Spatial Urban History in the Memory of Congo: The Colonial Era Exhibition
  • Between the Archive and the Monument: Memory Museums in Postdictatorship Argentina and Chile
  • The Gender of Memory in Postapartheid South Africa: The Women's Jail as Heritage Site
  • Part II: Social Agency and the Museum
  • An Ethnography of Repatriation: Engagements with Erromango, Vanuatu
  • Of Heritage and Hesitation: Reflections on the Melanesian Art Project at the British Museum
  • The Blackfoot Shirts Project: “Our Ancestors Have Come to Visit”
  • “Get to Know Your World”: An Interview with Jim Enote, Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico
  • The Paro Manene Project: Exhibiting and Researching Photographic Histories in Western Kenya
  • Reanimating Cultural Heritage: Digital Curatorship, Knowledge Networks, and Social Transformation in Sierra Leone
  • On Not Looking: Economies of Visuality in Digital Museums
  • Preserving the Physical Object in Changing Cultural Contexts
  • Part III: Museum Experiments
  • The Last Frontier: Migratory Culture, Video, and Exhibiting without Voyeurism
  • Public Art/Private Lives: The Making of Hotel Yeoville
  • Museums, Women, and the Web
  • Möbius Museology: Curating and Critiquing the Multiversity Galleries at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
  • When You Were Mine: (Re)Telling History at the National Museum of the American Indian
  • Against the Edifice Complex: Vivan Sundaram's History Project and the Colonial Museum in India
  • Can National Museums be Postcolonial?: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Obligation of Redress to First Nations