Museums, Societies and the Creation of Value

Author: Howard Morphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000515541

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Museums, Societies and the Creation of Value focuses on the ways in which museums and the use of their collections have contributed to, and continue to be engaged with, value creation processes. Including chapters from many of the leading figures in museum anthropology, as well as from outstanding early-career researchers, this volume presents a diverse range of international case studies that bridge the gap between theory and practice. It demonstrates that ethnographic collections and the museums that hold and curate them have played a central role in the value creation processes that have changed attitudes to cultural differences. The essays engage richly with many of the important issues of contemporary museum discourse and practice. They show how collections exist at the ever-changing point of articulation between the source communities and the people and cultures of the museum and challenge presentist critiques of museums that position them as locked into the time that they emerged. Museums, Societies and the Creation of Value provides examples of the productive outcomes of collaborative work and relationships, showing how they can be mutually beneficial. The book will be of great interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museums and heritage, anthropology, culture, Indigenous peoples, postcolonialism, history and sociology. It will also be of interest to museum professionals.
Politics and History in Band Societies

Author: Richard Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521240638

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The papers collected in this volume present important information on the history and culture of contemporary gathering and hunting peoples from Canada, India, Africa, Australia and the Philippines. The volume focuses on two themes: first, on the techniques which band-living foraging peoples employ to organise their social and economic lives; and second, on their fight for the right to their own lands and for a measure of cultural and political autonomy. The contributors maintain that gatherer-hunters are not examples of a disappearing way of life, but peoples who have maintained their social and economic practices through long periods of contact with stratified societies. The aim of this volume it to make known to as wide an audience as possible the daily lives, the patterns of relations between the sexes and the political orientations of the world's contemporary foragers.
Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Author: Diarmid A Finnegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317315728

Category: History

Page: 272

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The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument.
The Metamorphosis of Cultural and Creative Organizations

Author: Federica De Molli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000469110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Organizations in the creative and cultural sector are experiencing transformational change. This book offers a new way of exploring the transformational processes that these organizations are going through, by focusing on their organizational space. By bringing together theoretical and empirical contributions from international scholars belonging to different fields of research, such as management, entrepreneurship, sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this volume seeks to provide readers with a multifaceted, comprehensive understanding of the changes that creative and cultural organizations are facing. By exploring them from an original perspective – the spatial one – this volume provides the foundations for developing a coherent research debate on the spatial dimension of creative and cultural organizations, leading to a new research agenda. This book contributes to our understanding of the ‘space’ of the creative and cultural industries and will be a useful reading for scholars involved in arts and cultural management in particular, as well as the social and human sciences more broadly. This book will inspire and inform researchers and managers who look with curiosity at the changes taking place in the creative and cultural sectors.
Museums and Public Value

Author: Carol A. Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317092889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Public Value speaks to our time - to the role that museums can play in creating civil societies, to the challenges involved in using limited assets strategically, to the demand for results that make a difference and to the imperative that we build the kind of engagement that sustains our futures. This book assists museum leaders to implement a Public Value approach in their management, planning, programming and relationship building. The benefits are long term public engagement and support, which can be used to demonstrate that valuable returns result from public investment in museums. A range of authors from around the world unpack the concept of Public Value and examine its implications for museums. They situate Public Value within current management theory and practice, offer tools for implementation, highlight examples of successful practice and examine the evidence of Public Value that governments seek to inform policy and funding decisions. The book will be required reading for senior professionals in museums, as well as museum and heritage studies students.
Art Museums in Modern Society

Author: Elena Polyudova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527567092

Category: Art

Page: 276

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This volume explores the process of transformation that is affecting art museums and their role in the modern world. It considers art museums from the perspectives of their social disposition, pedagogical practices, and the education they offer. The book embraces modern perspectives as a part of the international process where museums’ activities are transforming from the established traditional approach to more innovative methods, such as the digital environment, websites development, and social activities, among others. The volume is divided into three parts wherein museums are considered as agents of different spheres in society, pedagogy, and education. The transformation that modern museums have to accept is rooted in new challenges that society offers, and the book offers various examples that could be inspirational for developing new strategies for museums. It also features interviews with museum educators throughout the world in which they share their experience and vision on the questions presented here.
Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting

Author: James Guthrie

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784410100

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This volume aims to shed light on how public service value is identified, managed, measured and reported. The chapters cover a range of topics, including theoretical reflections, practical case studies and empirical observations aimed at understanding the concept of public value.