Research Methods in Heritage, Museums & Galleries

Reading List

Newcastle University, last updated: 1st January 2010

Reading List for those interested in research methods in heritage, museums and galleries from Newcastle University...

Essential Reading

Dicks, Bella, From Mine to Museum: The Evolution of Heritage in the Rhondda in Heritage, place, and community by Dicks, Bella University of Wales Press, 2000
 

Dicks, Bella, Heritage and Local Memory in Heritage, place, and community by Dicks, Bella University of Wales Press, 2000

Falk, John H, Dierking, Lynn D,
Learning from museums : visitor experiences and the making of meaning AltaMira Press, 2000

Hooper-Greenhill, E., A New Communication Model for Museums. in Museum languages : objects and texts
by Kavanagh, Gaynor Leicester University Press, 1991

Kvale, Steinar, Interviews : an introduction to qualitative research interviewing Sage Publications, 1996

Lidchi, H., The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Other Cultures in Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices by Hall, S.

Lidchi, H., The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Other Cultures in Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices by Hall, Stuart Sage, 1997

Macdonald, Sharon,
The politics of display : museums, science, culture Routledge, 1998

Macdonald, S., Reality Sets In: Managing and Materialising Dreams (and Negotiating Nightmares) in Behind the scenes at the Science Museum by Macdonald, Sharon Berg, 2002

Mason, R., Cultural Theory and Museum Studies in A companion to museum studies by Macdonald, Sharon
Blackwell Pub., 2006

Mason, R., Museums, galleries and heritage: sites of meaning-making and communication in Heritage, museums and galleries : an introductory reader by Corsane, Gerard
Routledge, 2005

May, Tim, Social research : issues, methods and process, 3rd Edition Open University, 2001

Nichols, S.K., Visitor Surveys: A User's Manual AAM, 1999

Sudbury, Patrick, Russell, Terry, Evaluation of museum and gallery displays Liverpool University Press, 1995

Vergo, Peter, The New museology Reaktion, 1989

Wells, M., Visitor Studies: Theory, Research and Practice, Volume 9. Visitor Studies Association, 1996. Note: Selected Papers from the 1996 Visitor Studies Conference, Jacksonville.

 

Background Reading

Karp, Ivan, Lavine, Steven, Exhibiting cultures : the poetics and politics of museum display Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991

Karp, Ivan, Kreamer, Christine Mullen, Lavine, Steven,
Museums and communities: the politics of public culture
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992

Lawrence, G., Rats, Street Gangs and Culture: Evaluation in Museums in Museum languages : objects and texts
by Kavanagh, Gaynor Leicester University Press, 1991

Lidchi, H., The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Other Cultures in Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices  by Hall, Stuart Sage, 1997

Luke, Timothy W, 
Museum politics : power plays at the exhibition
University of Minnesota Press, 2002

Macdonald, Sharon, Fyfe, Gordon, Theorizing museums: representing identity and diversity in a changing world
Blackwell, 1996

Runyard, Sue, Low-cost visitor surveys: guidance on market research for small and medium-sized museums Museums & Galleries Commission, 1994

Stam, D.C., The Informed Muse: The Implications of 'The New Museology' for Museum Practice. in Museum management and curatorship., 12, 1993