We are pleased to announce that the first issue of Museum Worlds - Advances in Research has recently been published by Berghahn Journals.
Museum Worlds is a new, multi-disciplinary, refereed, annual journal that will publish work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
Each of the contributions to this inaugural issue of Museum Worlds stands independently, and it follows that the articles are quite distinct from one another. Furthermore, the issue does not claim to be a comprehensive review of current trends in museum studies research. Nonetheless, this volume represents a wide number of current trends in museum-related research and practice, includes discussion of examples drawn from five different continents, and, importantly, because of the common threads of change, development, and time, gives an overall sense of dynamism in the field. With a range of articles and reflections that capture breadth as well as depth in the compelling processes of change presently underway in different places and parts of the world, and that also offer the potential for comparison across case studies and contexts, Museum Worlds is critical and responsive, and important now.
Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal:
Sandra Dudley and Kylie Message
Critical Museology: A Manifesto
The End of the Beginning: Normativity in the Postdigital Museum
National Museums, Globalization, and Postnationalism: Imagining a Cosmopolitan Museology
Colonial Visions: Egyptian Antiquities and Contested Histories in the Cairo Museum
Heritage: Renovation, Relocation, Remediation, and Repositioning Museums
Piazzas or Stadiums: Toward an Alternative Account of Museums in Cultural and Urban Development
Exhibitions as Research: Displaying the Technologies That Make Bodies Visible
'Ceremonies of Renewal': Visits, Relationships, and Healing in the Museum Space
Cultural Collisions in Socially Engaged Artistic Practice: 'Temple Swapping' and Hybridity in the Work of Theaster Gates
Museums in a Global World: A Conversation on Museums, Heritage, Nation, and Diversity in a Transnational Age
Convened by Conal McCarthy and edited by Jennifer Walklate
After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge Workshop Report
Joshua A. Bell, Kimberly Christen, and Mark Turin
International Seminar on Museums and the Changing Cultural Landscape, Ladakh Conference and Project Report
Recommend Museum Worlds to your library
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