In the areas of museum policy we are pleased to publish two new titles this year, Managing Cultural Heritage by Luca Zan and colleagues and Copyrighting Creativity edited by Helle Porsdam, which explores the relationship between intellectual property, creativity and cultural heritage institutions. In Kali Tzortzi’s excellent Museum Space she highlights the importance of museum architecture and display in shaping visitors’ experiences.
We’re also publishing two more titles resulting from the MeLA project, Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe edited by Chris Whitehead and colleagues, and Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage by Perla Innocenti. In the area of education we’re delighted that Helen Chatterjee has returned to publish her next book with us, a collection with Leonie Hannan on Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education and in another collection From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum the authors discuss the ways in which the museum could use its collections, cultural authority and resources to give voice to the underprivileged, and take an active part in contemporary and controversial issues.
Our 2015 museum and heritage studies catalogue is available to view on our website. The catalogue showcases the breadth and depth of the Ashgate lists in museum theory and practice, collecting and museum history, art business and cultural management, and heritage studies more broadly.
There are many more titles to explore on the website with our history of material culture list growing in size and stature along with a clutch of new key titles in our Heritage, Culture and Identity series.
Whatever your professional job or academic discipline we hope that there will be many recent and new books to interest you. If you are thinking of writing a book and have a proposal you’d like to discuss with us, even if at an early stage, please feel free to contact us.