Museums and Biographies

Author: Kate Hill
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 184383961X
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Essays exploring the relationship between museums and biographies, with worldwide examples and from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

Museums in China

Author: Marzia Varutti
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838885
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An examination of museums in China, surveying their development from the nineteenth century, and looking in particular at their incredible recent proliferation.

Displaced Heritage

Author: Ian Convery
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843839636
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Considerations of the effect of trauma on heritage sites.

Pinning Down the Past

Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843839040
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Both a practical guide to, and a reflection on, best practice in making archaeology available to a wide audience.

Making Sense of Place

Author: Ian Convery
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838990
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Essays dealing with the question of how "sense of place" is constructed, in a variety of locations and media.

Archaeology Cultural Property and the Military

Author: Laurie Rush
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837528
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Timely essays from experienced contributors examine the damage recent conflict has caused to cultural heritage, and how it may best be safeguarded in future.

Do Museums Still Need Objects

Author: Steven Conn
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812221559
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"We live in a museum age," writes Steven Conn in Do Museums Still Need Objects? And indeed, at the turn of the twenty-first century, more people are visiting museums than ever before. There are now over 17,500 accredited museums in the United States, averaging approximately 865 million visits a year, more than two million visits a day. New museums have proliferated across the cultural landscape even as older ones have undergone transformational additions: from the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan in New York to the High in Atlanta and the Getty in Los Angeles. If the golden age of museum-building came a century ago, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History, and others were created, then it is fair to say that in the last generation we have witnessed a second golden age. By closely observing the cultural, intellectual, and political roles that museums play in contemporary society, while also delving deeply into their institutional histories, historian Steven Conn demonstrates that museums are no longer seen simply as houses for collections of objects. Conn ranges across a wide variety of museum types—from art and anthropology to science and commercial museums—asking questions about the relationship between museums and knowledge, about the connection between culture and politics, about the role of museums in representing non-Western societies, and about public institutions and the changing nature of their constituencies. Elegantly written and deeply researched, Do Museums Still Need Objects? is essential reading for historians, museum professionals, and those who love to visit museums.

Engaging Heritage Engaging Communities

Author: Bryony Onciul
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1783271655
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International, multi-disciplinary perspectives on the key question of community engagement in theory and practice in a diverse range of heritage settings.