New Museum Studies, Heritage and Cultural Management books

Posted by Helen Moore, Marketing Manager

In an era of budget cuts how do museum leaders develop effective strategies to deliver and demonstrate true public value?

Museums and Public ValueCarol Scott’s Museums and Public Value unpacks the concept of public value and examines its implications for museums. The book is essential reading for senior professionals, as well as museum and heritage studies students.

Aligned to public value is the role of museums in enhancing well-being and improving health through social intervention. Museums, Health and Well-Being by Helen Chatterjee and Guy Noble ‘is a tonic to invigorate the future of museums as well as healthcare.‘ (Lois H. Silverman, Museum Studies Specialist and Author, The Social Work of Museums.)

Russell Staiff’s Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation, offers a lively challenge to traditional approaches to heritage interpretation. ‘The book will fascinate the entire heritage management field.’ (Helaine Silverman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Museums and Silent ObjectsFrancesca Monti and Suzanne Keene’s Museums and Silent Objects is a ‘thought-provoking volume which offers illuminating insights into what makes effective object-based displays.’ (Stuart Frost, British Museum, UK)

These new books and more can be found in Ashgate’s new Museum Studies, Heritage and Cultural Management 2013 catalogue available to download now, it includes new books on:

  • Museum Studies and Practice
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • Collecting and Museum History
  • Art Business and Markets
  • Cultural Leadership and Management
  • Heritage Studies

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