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. * Creates an authoritative, multi-volume reference, offering unprecedented depth of coverage and breadth of scholarship in this interdisciplinary field * Accessibly structured into four thematic volumes exploring all aspects of museum theory, practice, media and controversies, and the impact of new technologies * Includes a treasure-trove of examples and original case studies to illuminate the various perspectives represented * Features original essays by an international team of contributors, including leading academics and practitioners, as well as up-and-coming names in the field * Provides an indispensable resource for the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society * Available online or as a four-volume print set; visit www.museumstudieshandbooks.com for more information
Museum Theory showcases innovative theoretical formations that have defined museum studies and which point the way towards its future.
Museum Practice addressesareas of museum work--especially those that have been neglected in the existing critical literature--in order to re-articulate and transcend the theory practice division.
Museum Media focuses on the architecture and space of museums, including the diverse media of display.
Museum Transformations addresses the social, cultural, political, and economic developments that are shaping and re-shaping museums.Über den Autor:
Sharon Macdonald is Anniversary Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of York and Visiting Professor in the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin. Her edited and co-edited volumes include, the Blackwell Companion to Museum Studies (2006), Exhibition Experiments (2007) and Theorizing Museums (1996). Her authored books include Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum (2002), Difficult Heritage: Negotiating the Nazi Past in Nuremberg and Beyond (2009), and Memorylands: Heritage and Identity in Europe Today (2013).Helen Rees Leahy is Professor of Museology and Director of the Centre for Museology at the University of Manchester. Prior to working at the university, Helen was a museum director and curator, and is currently Curatorial Consultant at Elizabeth Gaskell s House, the Manchester home of Elizabeth and William Gaskell. She is the author of Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing (2012).
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