Reviewer copies on arts management

Are you interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest developments, research, and projects in international arts management? Then our review copies may be of interest for you. You can choose any of the books listed below in exchange for a review. We also offer copies of current non-English books for reviews in English. Just write us an e-mail with your preferred book from our list or your suggestion to:

office@artsmanagement.net 
 

Robert R. Janes, Richard Sandell (Editors), Museum Activists, Routledge 2019.

Only a decade ago, the notion that museums, galleries and heritage organisations might engage in activist practice, with explicit intent to act upon inequalities, injustices and environmental crises, was met with scepticism and often derision. Seeking to purposefully bring about social change was viewed by many within and beyond the museum community as inappropriately political and antithetical to fundamental professional values. Today, although the idea remains controversial, the way we think about the roles and responsibilities of museums as knowledge based, social institutions is changing. Museum Activism examines the increasing significance of this activist trend in thinking and practice.
 

Lucas Lixinski, International Heritage Law for Communities: Exclusion and Re-Imagination, OUP Oxford

This book critically engages the shortcomings of the field of international heritage law, seen through the lenses of the five major UNESCO treaties for the safeguarding of different types of heritage. It argues that these five treaties have effectively prevented local communities, who bear the brunt of the costs associated with international heritage protection, from having a say in how their heritage is managed. The exclusion of local communities often alienates them not only from international decision-making processes but also from their cultural heritage itself, ultimately meaning that systems put in place for the protection of cultural heritage contribute to its disappearance in the long term.
 

Gerald Bast, Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell, David F. J. (Eds.), The Future of Museums, Springer VS 2018.

This book explores―at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative as well as quantitative studies―the current and future role of museums for art and society. Given the dynamic developments in art and society, museums need to change in order to remain (and in some ways, regain) relevance. This relevance is in the sense of a power to influence. Additionally museums have challenges that arise in the production of art through the use of permanent and rapidly changing technologies. This book examines how museums deal with the increasing importance of performance art and social interactive art, artistic disciplines which refuse to use classical or digital artistic media in their artistic processes. The book also observes how museums are adapting in the digital age.
 

Peter Wynn-Moylan, Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events, Routledge 2018.

Events of all types are produced every day for all manner of purposes, attracting all sorts of people. To provide a safe and secure setting in which people gather is imperative. Event risk and hazard management must be fully integrated into all event plans and throughout the event management process. Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events provides students with a comprehensive, fully integrated planning and management mechanism that can be applied to events of all types and size. Explanation of the causes of crowd disasters and studies into crowd behaviour are supported with international case studies. Written in an accessible, practical way, this book is essential reading for all events students and event managers.
 

Elisa Innerhofer, Harald Pechlaner, Elena Borin (Eds.), Entrepreneurship in Culture and Creative Industries. Perspectives from Companies and Regions, Springer 2018.

This book discusses the impacts of economic, social and structural changes on cultural entrepreneurship. The expert contributions investigate the role of cultural entrepreneurship in regional and destination management and development by presenting best practice examples. It offers various interdisciplinary approaches, including the fields of entrepreneurship and management, regional and destination management and development, sociology, psychology, innovation as well as creative industries, and features articles exploring cultural entrepreneurship on a corporate as well as on a spatial level – or in other words in regions and destinations.