Museum Practice: Showcasing a new edited book

I have finished my latest book, which has now gone into production. It is an edited collection called: Museum practice: The contemporary museum at work which is being published early next year by Wiley Blackwell. It contains an introduction, 25 chaps, and two afterwords.

Museum Practice Conal's cover

Museum Practice is one of 4 volumes in the new International Handbooks of Museum Studies. The others are: Museum Theory, Museum Media and Museum Transformations.

Over the next few months I am going to share the contents of this book through this site, and give you a taste of the topics covered, with short outlines of each chapter. In the meantime, keep an eye out for the details of the forthcoming series here:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118829059

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About mccartco

Conal McCarthy has published widely on the historical and contemporary Māori engagement with museums, including the books Exhibiting Māori: A history of colonial cultures of display (2007) and Museums and Māori: Heritage professionals, indigenous collections, current practice (2011). His new book is Museum practice (2015) in the series International Handbooks of Museum Studies. This edited collection includes chapters on many aspects of current professional work from audience, leadership and policy to collections, exhibitions and conservation. His next book co-authored with Bronwyn Labrum of Massey University will explore history of/in museums.
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