Advances in Research
Aims & Scope
Editors: Sandra Dudley, University of Leicester, and Kylie Message, Australian National University
NEW IN 2013!
Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world.
Museum Worlds aims to trace and comment on major regional, theoretical, methodological, and topical themes and debates, and to encourage comparison of museum theories, practices, and developments in different global settings. Each issue includes a conversation piece on a current topic, as well as peer-reviewed scholarly articles and review articles, book and exhibition reviews, and news on developments in museum studies and related curricula in different parts of the world. Drawing on the expertise and networks of a global Editorial Board of senior scholars and museum practitioners, the journal both challenges and develops the core concepts that link different disciplinary perspectives on museums by bringing new voices into ongoing debates and discussions. Articles are of exceptional quality and general interest from around the world.
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Sandra Dudley & Kylie Message
The Sacred and the Museum: Repatriation and the Trajectories of Inalienable Possessions
Hybridity — Objects as Contact Zones: A Critical Analysis of Objects in the West African Collections at the Manchester Museum
Emma K. Poulter
Translated Objects: The Olov Janse Case
Johan Hegardt & Anna Källén
Assessing Museums Online: The Digital Heritage Sustainability (DHS) Framework
Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws
The Cosmohermeneutics of Migration Encounters at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne
Dubai’s Museum Types: A Structural Analytic
John Biln and Mohamed El-Amrousi
From the Margins to the Center: The São Paulo Biennial, the Biennale of Sydney, and the Istanbul Biennial
FORUM: Museums and Mental Health
Amy Jane Barnes
Beautiful Minds: The Role of Museums in Interacting with Visitors with Mental Illness
Chia-Li Chen, Chun-Hung Lin, Shih-Ku Lin,Tak-Cheung Lau
"Your Rhonda Is Downstairs!": The Need for a Whole-of-Museum Approach to Survivors of Trauma
Museum of Memory: Promoting Healing in Cambodia through History, Culture and Arts
Savina Sirik, Pechet Men, and Kunthy Seng
The Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent and the Debate on Normality in Society
Mental Health and the Museum: Institutional Spaces for Memories and Interaction
A Museum of the Mind
Museum Mediators in Europe: Connecting Learning in a Field of Experience
Museums, Collecting, Agency: A Symposium
Tanya Zoe Robinson
Per Bjorn Rekdal
Fetish Modernity, Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm
Remaking an Ethnographic Museum in Cologne: The New Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum — Cultures of the World
The George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, Texas
Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004–2013, Gallery LOOP, Seoul, and City Gallery Wellington
L’Art Nouveau: la Révolution Décorative, Tamara de Lempicka: la Reine de l’Art Déco, Pinacothèque de Paris, 2013
Staatliches Museum Ägyptiescher Kunst, Glyptothek and Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Tangible Splendor: The Chi Chang Yuan Collection of Lacquer with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay, National Museum of History, Taipei
Ying Ying Lai
First Peoples, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum
The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, and the National Museum of Peruvian Culture, Lima
David Bowie Is, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
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