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Items in General Works that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 120 days.


  • The life of learning : the Charles Homer Haskins lectures of the American Council of Learned Societies / edited by Douglas Greenberg, Stanley N. Katz ; with the assistance of Candace Frede
    AC 5 L544 1994eb

  • Curating the future : museums, communities and climate change / edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner
    AM 7 C88 2017eb

  • Museums, Power, Knowledge : Selected Essays / Tony Bennett
    AM 135 B46 2018

  • Expérimenter les humanités numériques : des outils individuels aux projets collectifs / sous la direction de Étienne Cavalié, Frédéric Clavert, Olivier Legendre et Dana Martin
    AZ 105 G84 2017eb

  • A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities Cecilia Åsberg, Rosi Braidotti
    AZ101

  • Shaping knowledge : the transmission of the Liber floridus / Hanna Vorholt
    AE 2 L363 V67 2017

  • Exhibiting atrocity : memorial museums and the politics of past violence / Amy Sodaro
    AM 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 Miller
    AM 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 Kavanagh
    AM 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 private museum of the future / Cristina Bechtler & Dora Imhof [editors]
    AM 231 P75 2018
    Given the current panorama of growing private initiatives, The Private Museum of the Future tackles this central issue in museology and contemporary society.It asks the questions: What inspires private collectors to build a museum? How do they view their relationship with other institutions? What plans they have for the future of their museums? In what forms private museums can contribute to innovative ways of dealing with contemporary art? What can they do that other institutions cannot? And how can they establish an ongoing relation with the public and society?Private museums have existed for a long time, but over the past decade many major collectors have founded new museums all over the world, from Cape Town to Dhaka, Athens to Los Angeles. These projects are often greeted as generous initiatives combining innovative architecture with the visibility of contemporary art. They could also be seen as competitors to public institutions.This book features interviews with 24 renowned private museum founders including: Ziba Ardalan (Parasol unit, London), Eli Broad (The Broad Museum, Los Angeles), Jochen Zeitz (Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town), Eugenio López Alonso (Museo Jumex, Mexico City), and Dakis Joannou (Deste Foundation, Athens), among various others.Essays by the editors, Cristina Bechtler and Dora Imhof, and also an afterword by Chris Dercon (General Director of the Volksbühne Theater, Berlin and former Director of Tate Modern, London) explore the topic and the relationship between public and private institutions and museums worldwide.The book is part of the Documents series, co-published with Les presses du réel and dedicated to critical writing.
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