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Museums And Biographies

Author : Kate Hill
ISBN : 9781843837275
Genre : History
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Exploring the relationship between museums and biographies, this collection of essays examines examples from the early 19th century to the present day.

Museums In China

Author : Marzia Varutti
ISBN : 9781843838883
Genre : Art
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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
ISBN : 9781843839637
Genre : History
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Considerations of the effect of trauma on heritage sites.

Pinning Down The Past

Author : Mike Corbishley
ISBN : 9781843839040
Genre : Social Science
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Both a practical guide to, and a reflection on, best practice in making archaeology available to a wide audience.

Conserving And Managing Ancient Monuments

Author : Keith Emerick
ISBN : 9781843839095
Genre : Social Science
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"The International Centre for Cultural & Heritage Studies Newcastle University"--Cover.

Making Sense Of Place

Author : Ian Convery
ISBN : 9781843838999
Genre : History
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Essays dealing with the question of how "sense of place" is constructed, in a variety of locations and media.

Handbook Of Material Culture

Author : Chris Tilley
ISBN : 9781446206430
Genre : Social Science
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The study of material culture is concerned with the relationship between persons and things in the past and in the present, in urban and industrialized and in small-scale societies across the globe. The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of things. It is cutting-edge: rather than simply reviewing the field as it currently exists. It also attempts to chart the future: the manner in which material culture studies may be extended and developed. The Handbook of Material Culture is divided into five sections. • Section I maps material culture studies as a theoretical and conceptual field. • Section II examines the relationship between material forms, the human body and the senses. • Section III focuses on subject-object relations. • Section IV considers things in terms of processes and transformations in terms of production, exchange and consumption, performance and the significance of things over the long-term. • Section V considers the contemporary politics and poetics of displaying, representing and conserving material and the manner in which this impacts on notions of heritage, tradition and identity. The Handbook charts an interdisciplinary field of studies that makes an unique and fundamental contribution to an understanding of what it means to be human. It will be of interest to all who work in the social and historical sciences, from anthropologists and archaeologists to human geographers to scholars working in heritage, design and cultural studies.

Uses Of Heritage

Author : Laurajane Smith
ISBN : 9781134368037
Genre : Art
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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Collecting And Displaying China S Summer Palace In The West

Author : Louise Tythacott
ISBN : 9781351624893
Genre : Art
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In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art collection. It is estimated that over a million objects may have been taken from the palaces in the Yuanmingyuan—and many of these are now scattered around the world, in private collections and public museums. With contributions from leading specialists, this is the first book to focus on the collecting and display of "Summer Palace" material over the past 150 years in museums in Britain and France. It examines the way museums placed their own cultural, political and aesthetic concerns upon Yuanmingyuan material, and how displays—especially those at the Royal Engineers Museum in Kent, the National Museum of Scotland and the Musée Chinois at the Château of Fontainebleau—tell us more about European representations and images of China, than they do about the Yuanmingyuan itself.

Biographical Objects

Author : Janet Hoskins
ISBN : 9781136678646
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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