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Option Module: Museums and Heritage

This module will provide an historical overview of the development of the museums and heritage sector and identify and explain the changing nature of current policy issues within it. It will also allow you to establish the relationships that exist between policy choices and management practices in the museums and heritage sectors and differentiate between the policy and management practices that are associated with forms of material and intangible heritage.

Illustrative Bibliography

Alivizatou, M. (2012) Intangible Heritage and the Museum: New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation (Walnut Creek, Left coast Press)

Bedford, L. (2014) The Art of Museum Exhibition: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences (Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press)

Bhatti, S. (2012)Translating Museums: A Counterhistory of South Asian Museology (Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press)

Desvallees, A. & Mairesse, F (Eds), (2010) Key Concepts of Museology (Paris, Armand Colin)

Dewdney, A, Dibosa, D & Walsh, V. (2013) Post-Critical Museology: Theory and Practice in the Art Museum (Abingdon, Routledge)

Elsner, J. & Cardinal, R. (Eds), (1994) The Cultures of Collecting (London, Reaktion Books)

Gray, C. 9 (2015), The Politics of Museums (Palgrave/Macmillan)

Harrison, R, Heritage (2013) Critical Approaches (Abingdon, Routledge)

Impey, O. & Macgregor, A. (Eds), (1985, 2001) The Origins of Museums: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe (London, House of Stratus)

Janes, R. (2013) Museums and the Paradox of Change: A Case Study in Urgent Adaptation (3rd Ed, Abingdon, Routledge, 2013)

Mackenzie, J. (2009) Museums and Empire: Natural History, Human Cultures and Colonial Identities (Manchester, Manchester University Press)

Smith, L. (2006) Uses of Heritage (Abingdon, Routledge)