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A Museum Studies
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Edited by Sheila Watson, Amy Jane Barnes and Katy

Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage is an
introductory reader for postgraduate students of
heritage studies, museum studies and those interested
in how we conceptualise and use the past. Widening
the scope of heritage studies by drawing on a range of
October 2018: 246x174: 902pp disciplines as well as the best from established sources,
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eBook: 978-1-315-66850-5 dissent, migration and intercultural and participatory
dimensions of heritage. This blending of traditional
ABOUT THE EDITORS: topics and emerging trends, established theory and
concepts from other disciplines enables the volume to
Sheila Watson is an Associate
Professor and Director of the MA/
offer readers views of the past and future of this
MSc in Heritage and Interpretation growing field.
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Katy Bunning is a Lecturer and
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Timothy R. Landry
14. Steampunking heritage: How Steampunk
32. The Third World
Jeremy Black
44. From representation to participation: inclusive
practices, co-curating and the voice of the
artists reinterpret museum collections 33. Turkish delight: Antonio Gala's La pasión turca protagonists in some Italian migration museums
Table of contents Jeanette Atkinson as a vision of Spain's contested Islamic heritage Anna Chiara Cimoli
Notes on contributors 15. Why fakes? Nicola Gilmour 45. Museums, trans youth and institutional
Series preface Mark Jones 34. ‘The cliffs are not the cliffs’: the cliffs of Dover change: transforming heritage institutions
Preface 16. The work of art in the age of mechanical and national identities in Britain, c.1750 – c.1950 through collaborative practice
Acknowledgements reproduction Paul Readman Serena Iervolino
Introduction Walter Benjamin Part IV: Diversity and identity 46. Embrace the margins: adventures in
Sheila Watson, Amy Jane Barnes and Katy 17. After authenticity at an American heritage site Introduction to Part IV archaeology and homelessness
Bunning Eric Gable and Richard Handler Katy Bunning Rachael Kiddey and John Schofield
Part I: Heritage contexts, past and present 18. Makeover for Mont-Saint-Michel: a renovation 35. Museums as intercultural spaces 47. Developing dialogue in co‐produced
Introduction to Part I project harnesses the power of the sea to Simona Bodo exhibitions: between rhetoric, intentions and
Amy Jane Barnes preserve one of the world’s most iconic islands 36. Gradients of alterity: museums and the realities
1. Heritage pasts and heritage presents: Alexander Stille negotiation of cultural difference in Nuala Morse, Morag Macpherson and Sophie
temporality, meaning and the scope of heritage 19. Resonance and wonder contemporary Norway Robinson
studies Stephen Greenblatt Marzia Varutti 48. Community engagement, curatorial practice
David C. Harvey 20. ‘Introduction’ to In Search of Authenticity: The 37. Museums in a global world: a conversation on and museum ethos in Alberta, Canada
2. Museum studies and heritage: independent Formation of Folklore Studies museums, heritage, nation and diversity in a Bryony Onciul
museums and the ‘heritage debate’ in the UK Regina Bendix transnational age Part VI: Contested histories and heritage
Anna Woodham Part III: Emotions and materiality Conal McCarthy, Rhiannon Mason, Christopher Introduction to Part VI
3. People [extracts] Introduction to Part III Whitehead, Jakob Ingemann Parby, André Cicalo, Sheila Watson
Alan Bennett Sheila Watson Philipp Schorch, Leslie Witz, Pablo Alonso 49. Contested townscapes: the walled city as
4. The crisis of cultural authority 21. Invoking affect Gonzalez, Naomi Roux, Eva Ambos and Cirai world heritage
Tiffany Jenkins Clare Hemmings Rassool Oliver Creighton
5. Editorials: History Workshop Journal 22. The archaeology of mind [extracts] 38. Reflections on the Confluence Project: 50. Reassembling Nuremberg, reassembling
Editorial Collective/Raphael Samuel Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven assimilation, sustainability, and the perils of a heritage.
6. Hybrids 23. 'The trophies of their wars': affect and shared heritage Sharon Macdonald
Raphael Samuel encounter at the Canadian War Museum Jon Daehnke 51. Can there be a conciliatory heritage?
7. Understanding our encounters with heritage: Sara Matthews 39. Ethnic heritage for the nation: debating Erica Lehrer
the value of 'historical consciousness' 24. Huddled masses yearning to buy postcards: 'identity museums' on the National Mall 52. Palimpsest memoryscapes: materializing and
Ceri Jones the politics of producing heritage at the Statue of Katy Bunning mediating war and peace in Sierra Leone
8. Weighing up intangible heritage: a view from Liberty-Ellis Island National Monument. 40. Heritage interpretation and human rights: Paul Basu
Ise Joanne Maddern documenting diversity, expressing identity, or 53. Representing the China Dream: a case study in
Simon Richards 25. The Holocaust and the museum world in establishing universal principles? revolutionary cultural heritage
9. From monument to cultural patrimony: The Britain: a study of ethnography Neil Siberman Amy Jane Barnes
concepts and practices of heritage in Mexico Tony Kushner 41. Un-placed heritage: making identity through 54. Contested trans-national heritage: the
Cintia Velázquez Marroni 26. Senses of place, senses of time and heritage fashion demolition of Changi prison, Singapore
10. We come from the land of the ice and snow: Gregory John Ashworth and Brian Graham Malika Kraamer and Amy Jane Barnes Joan Beaumont
Icelandic heritage and its usage in present day 27. Making heritage pay in the Rainbow Nation Part V: Participatory heritage 55. The politics of community heritage:
society Lynn Meskell Introduction to Part V motivations, authority and control
Guðrún D. Whitehead 28. The concept and its varieties Katy Bunning Elizabeth Crooke
11. Por la encendida calle antillana: Africanisms Anthony Smith 42. Research on community heritage: moving 56. 'To make the dry bones live': Amédée
and Puerto Rican architecture 29. Materiality matters: experiencing the from collaborative research to participatory and Forestier’s Glastonbury Lake Village
Arleen Pabón displayed object co-designed research practice James E. Phillips
12. Iconoclash in the age of heritage [extracts] Sandra Dudley Andrew Flinn and Anna Sexton 57. ‘Introduction’ to Contested Landscapes:
Peter Probst 30. Concepts of identity and difference 43. Beyond the rhetoric: negotiating the politics Movement, Exile and Place
Part II: Authenticity and tourism Kathryn Woodward and realising the potential of community-driven Barbara Bender
Introduction to Part II 31. Emotional engagement in heritage sites and heritage engagement 58. Sensuous (re)collections: The sight and taste of
Sheila Watson museums: ghosts of the past and imagination in Corinne Perkin socialism at Grūtas Statue Park, Lithuania
13. Touring the slave route: inaccurate the present Gediminis Lankauskas
authenticities in Bénin, West Africa Sheila Watson Index

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