New books by subject
A - General Works - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions
Items in General Works that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 120 days.
Museums, Power, Knowledge : Selected Essays / Tony BennettAM 135 B46 2018
Shaping knowledge : the transmission of the Liber floridus / Hanna VorholtAE 2 L363 V67 2017
Exhibiting atrocity : memorial museums and the politics of past violence / Amy SodaroAM 7 S643 2018
Today, nearly any group or nation with violence in its past has constructed or is planning a memorial museum as a mechanism for confronting past trauma, often together with truth commissions, trials, and/or other symbolic or material reparations. Exhibiting Atrocity documents the emergence of the memorial museum as a new cultural form of commemoration, and analyzes its use in efforts to come to terms with past political violence and to promote democracy and human rights.
Through a global comparative approach, Amy Sodaro uses in-depth case studies of five exemplary memorial museums that commemorate a range of violent pasts and allow for a chronological and global examination of the trend: the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; the House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary; the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda; the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. Together, these case studies illustrate the historical emergence and global spread of the memorial museum and show how this new cultural form of commemoration is intended to be used in contemporary societies around the world.
The anatomy of a museum : an insider's text / Steven MillerAM 5 M627 2018
Written by a museum professional and based on a course taught for many years, The Anatomy of a Museum is an engaging and accessible volume that provides a unique insider's guide to what museums are and how they operate.
An insider's view of the rarefied world of the museum that provides a refreshing and unique account of the reality of the workings of museum life The material has been successfully tested in a course that the author has taught for 14 years Miller has extensive experience at all levels of museum work, from painting walls for exhibitions to museum directorship Clearly and engagingly written, the book covers all the component parts and various disciplines of museum operations, and opinions and perspectives are drawn from a deep knowledge of the field Includes useful pedagogical material, including questions, discussion topics, and a range of anecdotes
Museum participation : new directions for audience collaboration / edited by Kayte McSweeney and Jen KavanaghAM 7 M874 2016
Genuine participation is about much more than simply "taking part." But many museums' commitment to engagement and participation remains at this superficial level. Full participation involves the sharing of authority, decision-making and power. And letting go of the boundaries between the professional and the public. This book shows what is being done - and how it can be done. "This inspiring volume is packed with thoughtful examples of leading museums around the world involving their visitors in their work to powerful effect." Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and author of The Participatory Museum. "Participation is the only sustainable future for museums and galleries, and this book should inspire us all to get better at embedding it until it becomes part of our museums' DNA." Piotr Bienkowski, Project Director: Our Museum Programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation. "This is a challenging volume of essays outlining radical museum practice... I highly recommend it to everyone concerned with the potential of the contemporary museum to promote equality and human rights." Dr Viv Golding, Programme Director of Learning & Visitor Studies, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
The museum blog bookAM 5 M875 2017
How many blogs do you read regularly?
Much of today's most interesting, innovative and passionate writing about museums and galleries is hidden away in hundreds of carefully-crafted museum blogs. And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse.
Over 70 blogs: transforming the museum experience
The Museum Blog Book brings together a collection which reflects fresh thinking and practice in and about museums. Whether the authors are from world-class institutions like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the British Museum, or the V&A - or are independent professionals or volunteers - they all share practical experience aimed at improving (and often transforming) the museum experience.
In five sections, The Museum Blog Book explores every key area of museum operation: from managing and collecting , to learning , interpreting and visiting . The content is both rich and concise. And - reflecting its online origins - the application of new technologies is explored throughout.
676pages - 126 illustrations
This is a book which speaks for itself: museum professionals share the experiences and perceptions they believe are the most valuable, the most urgent. It's perceptive. Witty. Thoughtful. Concerned. Angry. Committed. Exhilarating. Invaluable.