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05/01/2012 18:49:53
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03/07/2013 11:19:43
This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2012/13 which ended on 31/07/2013
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  1. Introductory readings and online references 5 items
    1. The object reader - Candlin, Fiona, Guins, Raiford 2009

      Book 

    2. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

      Book 

    3. History and material culture: a student's guide to approaching alternative sources - Harvey, Karen 2009

      Book 

    4. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. 1996

      Book 

  2. Course readings 153 items
    1. General collections curatorship / collections research readings 25 items
      1. Dust: a history of the small and the invisible - Amato, Joseph Anthony 2000

        Book 

      2. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Appadurai, Arjun 1986

        Book 

      3. The object reader - Candlin, Fiona, Guins, Raiford 2009

        Book 

      4. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

        Book 

      5. Culture as a system with subsystems - D Clarke

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      6. Museums and special collections in the United Kingdom - Dale, Peter, Aslib, Museums Association 1996

        Book 

      7. Guidance for the Care of Human Remains in Museums - Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 2005

        Document 

      8. Museum materialities: objects, engagements, interpretations - Dudley, Sandra H. 2010

        Book 

      9. Museum materialities: objects, engagements, interpretations - Dudley, Sandra H. 2010

        Book 

      10. Representation: cultural representations and signifying practices - Hall, Stuart, Open University 1997

        Book 

      11. History and material culture: a student's guide to approaching alternative sources - Harvey, Karen 2009

        Book 

      12. The interpretation of documents and material culture - I Hodder

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      13. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. 1996

        Book 

      14. Museums in the material world - Knell, Simon J. 2007

        Book 

      15. The cultural biography of things: commoditization as process - I Kopytoff

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      16. History from things: essays on material culture - Kingery, W. D., Lubar, Steven D. 1993

        Book 

      17. The empire of things: regimes of value and material culture - Myers, Fred R. 2001

        Book 

      18. Interpreting objects and collections - Pearce, Susan M. 1994

        Book 

      19. Researching material culture - Pearce, Susan M. 2000

        Book 

      20. Evocative objects: things we think with - Turkle, Sherry 2007

        Book 

      21. Understanding material culture - Woodward, Ian 2007

        Book 

    2. Materials and technology readings 11 items
      1. The cultural biography of things: commoditization as process - I Kopytoff

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

        Book 

      3. Archaeological approaches to technology - Miller, Heather Margaret-Louise 2007

        Book 

      4. Anthropological perspectives on technology - Schiffer, Michael B. 2001

        Book 

      5. The Chaine Operatoire - N Schlanger

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      6. Technology - F Sigaut

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    3. Object Biography Case Studies: 'objects in focus' series 14 items
      1. A history of the world in 100 objects - MacGregor, Neil 2010

        Book 

      2. The Holy Thorn Reliquary - Cherry, John 2010

        Book 

      3. The Queen of the Night - Collon, Dominique, British Museum 2005

        Book 

      4. The swimming reindeer - Cook, J. 2010

        Book 

      5. The lion of Knidos - Jenkins, Ian 2008

        Book 

      6. Lindow Man - Joy, Jody 2009

        Book 

      7. The Sutton Hoo helmet - Marzinzik, Sonja, British Museum 2007

        Book 

      8. The Rosetta Stone - Parkinson, R. B., British Museum 2005

        Book 

      9. Bronze head from Ife - Platte, Editha, Hambolu, M. O. 2010

        Book 

      10. The Lewis chessmen - Robinson, James, British Museum 2004

        Book 

      11. The Gayer-Anderson cat - Spencer, Neal, British Museum 2007

        Book 

      12. Hoa Hakananai'a - Van Tilburg, JoAnne, British Museum 2004

        Book 

      13. The Portland vase - Walker, Susan, British Museum 2004

        Book 

      14. The Warren cup - Williams, Dyfri, British Museum 2006

        Book 

    4. Exhibition design and interpretation 13 items
      1. Exhibitions in museums - Belcher, Michael 1991

        Book 

      2. Museum exhibition: theory and practice - Dean, David 1994

        Book 

      3. Exhibition design - Dernie, David 2006

        Book 

      4. Thinking About Exhibitions - Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W Ferguson, Sandy Nairne 1996

        Book  e-book

      5. Exhibition design - Hughes, Philip 2010

        Book 

      6. The manual of museum exhibitions - Lord, Gail Dexter, Lord, Barry 2002

        Book 

      7. Exhibition experiments - Basu, Paul, Macdonald, Sharon 2007

        Book 

      8. Curating subjects - O'Neill, Paul 2007

        Book 

      9. Curating and the educational turn - O'Neill, Paul, Wilson, Mick 2010

        Book 

      10. Art and artifact: the museum as medium - Putnam, James 2009

        Book 

      11. Museum texts: communication frameworks - Ravelli, Louise 2006

        Book 

      12. Issues in curating contemporary art and performance - Sedgwick, Michèle, Rugg, Judith 2007

        Book 

    5. Archaeology readings 19 items
      1. See also the Museum of London publications

      2. Materializing memory: archaeological material culture and the semantics of the past - Barbiera, Irene, Choyke, Alice Mathea, Rasson, Judith 2009

        Book 

      3. Photography in archaeology and conservation - Dorrell, Peter G. 1994

        Book 

      4. The Cultural Biography of Objects - Chris Gosden and Yvonne Marshall 1999

        Article 

      5. The meanings of things: material culture and symbolic expression - Hodder, Ian, World Archaeological Congress 1989

        Book 

      6. Archaeological artefacts as material culture - Hurcombe, L. M. 2007

        Book 

      7. A fragmented masterpiece: recovering the biography of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish cross-slab - James, Heather F., Henderson, Isabel, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 2008

        Book 

      8. Splitting objects - Lucas Gavin

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      9. Archaeologies of Materiality - Lynn Meskell 2006

        Book  Available electronically through scribd.com

      10. The cultural life of images: visual representation in archaeology - Molyneaux, Brian, Theoretical Archaeology Group (England) 1997

        Book 

      11. Art or archeology: how displays define the object - Victoria Newhouse

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      12. Artifact classification: a conceptual and methodological approach - Read, Dwight W. 2007

        Book 

      13. Archaeology: theories, methods and practice - Renfrew, Colin, Bahn, Paul G. 2008

        Book 

      14. Re-Constructing Archaeology - Michael Shanks, Christopher Tilley 1992

        Book  e-book

      15. An introduction to museum archaeology - Swain, Hedley 2007

        Book 

      16. The typology debate - Alison Wylie

        Chapter 

      17. The typology debate - Alison Wylie

        Chapter  e-book

    6. Art readings 18 items
      1. Double exposures: the subject of cultural analysis - Bal, Mieke, Janssen, Edwin 1996

        Book 

      2. The subjects of art history: historical objects in contemporary perspectives - Holly, Michael Ann, Moxey, Keith P. F., Cheetham, Mark A. 1998

        Book 

      3. Gauguin's skirt - Eisenman, Stephen 1997

        Book 

      4. The story of art - Gombrich, E. H. 1995

        Book 

      5. The social history of art - Hauser, Arnold 1999

        Book 

      6. Museums and the interpretation of visual culture - Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean 2000

        Book 

      7. Visual culture - Howells, Richard 2003

        Book 

      8. Handbook of visual analysis - Jewitt, Carey, Leeuwen, Theo van 2001

        Book 

      9. London in paint: oil paintings in the collection at the Museum of London - Galinou, Mireille, Hayes, John T., Ackroyd, Peter, Museum of London 1996

        Book 

      10. The art of art history: a critical anthology - Preziosi, Donald 2009

        Book 

      11. The art of art history: a critical anthology - Preziosi, Donald 2009

        Book 

      12. Interpreting art in museums and galleries - Christopher Whitehead 2011, New York

        Book  On order. Available at the British Library

    7. Ethnography readings 26 items
      1. Cannibal tours and glass boxes: the anthropology of museums - Ames, Michael M. 1992

        Book  Chapter 5 and 6

      2. Raw histories: photographs, anthropology and museums - Edwards, Elizabeth 2001

        Book 

      3. Knowing things: exploring the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum 1884-1945 - Gosden, Chris, Larson, Frances, Petch, Alison 2007

        Book  Chapter 4 and 5

      4. Collecting colonialism: material culture and colonial change - Gosden, Chris, Knowles, Chantal 2001

        Book 

      5. Biographical objects: how things tell the stories of people's lives - Hoskins, Janet 1998

        Book 

      6. Visual Categories: An Approach to the Study of Representational Systems - Nancy D. Munn 1966

        Article  Electronic journal article

      7. Unpacking culture: art and commodity in colonial and postcolonial worlds - Phillips, Ruth B., Steiner, Christopher Burghard 1999

        Book  Introduction and chapter 4

      8. Objects and others: essays on museums and material culture - Stocking, George W. 1985

        Book 

      9. The metaphorical transformations of Wala canoes: chapter 4 - Christopher Y Tilley

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      10. Taxidermic signs: reconstructing aboriginality - Wakeham, Pauline 2008

        Book 

      11. Symmetries of culture: theory and practice of plane pattern analysis - Washburn, Dorothy K., Crowe, Donald W. 1988

        Book 

    8. History of Science / Medicine 17 items
      1. Nature and culture: objects, disciplines and the Manchester Museum - Alberti, Samuel J. M. M. 2009

        Book 

      2. Morbid curiosities: medical museums in nineteenth-century Britain - Alberti, Samuel J. M. M. 2011

        Book 

      3. Manifesting medicine: bodies and machines - Bud, Robert, Finn, Bernard S., Trischler, Helmuth, Science Museum (Great Britain) 1998

        Book 

      4. Biographies of scientific objects - Daston, Lorraine, 2000

        Book 

      5. Museums and the public understanding of science - Durant, John, Science Museum (Great Britain), Committee on the Public Understanding of Science 1992

        Book 

      6. Medical objects for the non-specialist: the interpretive challenge - J M Edmonson

        Document  On order. Available at the Wellcome Library.This publication contains other interesting and relevant papers

      7. Inquiries into human faculty and its development - Galton, Francis 1907

        Book  Dip into this book

      8. The anatomical waxes of La Specola (supplement to the original "Le Cere anatomiche della Specola") - Rumy Hilloowala 1995

        Book  On order. Available at the Wellcome Library

      9. Mad and bad; addled and atavistic - Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      10. An infinity of things: how Sir Henry Wellcome collected the world - Larson, Frances 2009

        Book 

      11. See also:

        M. Sweet's 2011 introduction to Francis Galton's Kantsaywhere in UCL Special Collections online

    9. Natural History readings 10 items
      1. Objects and the Museum - Samuel J. M. M. Alberti 2005

        Article  Electronic journal article

      2. The afterlives of animals: a museum menagerie - Alberti, Samuel J. M. M. 2011

        Book 

      3. Imperial nature: Joseph Hooker and the practices of Victorian science - Endersby, Jim 2008

        Book 

      4. Dry store room no. 1: the secret life of the Natural History Museum - Fortey, Richard A. 2008

        Book 

      5. Natural History as stamp collecting

        Article  Electronic journal article

      6. Dinosaurs in the attic: an excursion into the American Museum of Natural History - Preston, Douglas J. 1986

        Book 

      7. The emergence of paleobiology - David Sepkoski

        Chapter  Digitised reading

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