Reading lists

Below are listings of most of the books I’ve used in past teaching of (e-)heritage.  Not the level of reading we’d want to use directly with school volunteers on the project, but a useful resource for teachers.

Entries marked [♥] are highly recommended reading.

For publications directly related to the ‘Music Will Win The War’ project, see Bookshelf under the Learning Packs submenu.

The DigiCult Reports

DigiCult Technology Watch Report 1: New Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector [PDF] [HTML]

DigiCult Technology Watch Report 2: Emerging Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector [PDF] [HTML]

DigiCult Technology Watch Report 3: Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector [PDF]

Digicult Thematic Issue 1: Integrity and Authenticity of Digital Objects, August 2002 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 2: Digital Asset Management Systems for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector, December 2002 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 3: Towards a Semantic Web for Heritage Resources, May 2003 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 4: Learning Objects from Cultural and Scientific Heritage Resources, October 2003 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 5: Virtual Communities and Collaboration, January 2004 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 6: Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector, June 2004 [PDF] [HTML]

Digicult Thematic Issue 7: The Future Digital Heritage Space, December 2004 [PDF] [HTML]

DigiCult Special Issue: Digital Collections and the Management of Knowledge [PDF] [HTML]

All texts are viewable at, and freely downloadable as PDFs from,

The Getty Research Institute Electronic Publications

The Getty Research Institute publishes a number of excellent books in museum and gallery information technologies, all available as HTML and PDF as well as hard copy.

Baca, M. (ed). (2008). Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information. Getty Research Institute. 2nd edition. ISBN 978-0-89236-896-9  [Read online] [♥]

Baca, M. & Harpring, P. (eds.) (2009). Categories for the Description of Works of Art.  Los Angeles: Getty Publications.  [Read online]

Harpring, P. (2010).  Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminology for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works.  Los Angeles: Getty Publications.  ISBN 978-1-60606-018-6  [Read online]

General and unclassified

Alexander, E.P. & Alexander, M.  (2007). Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums. Plymouth: AltaMira Press. ISBN-13: 978-0759105096 [Amazon]

Benton, T. (2010). Understanding Heritage and Memory. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0719081538 [Amazon]

Crane, S.A. (2000). Museums and Memory. Stanford University Press. ISBN: 0804735654. [Amazon]

D’Acquisto, L. (2006). Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. ISBN: 1416602852. [Amazon]

Fairclough, G., Harrison, R., Schofield, J. and Jameson, J.H. (eds.) (2007). The Heritage Reader. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415372862 [Amazon]

Glaser, J.R. (1996). Museums: A Place to Work. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415127246. [Amazon]

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, B. (1998). Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN: 0520209664 [Amazon]

MacDonald, S. (ed.) (2006). A Companion to Museum Studies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 1405108398. [Amazon]

The History of Museums

Arnold, K. (2006). Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 075460506X. [Amazon]

Bennett, T. (1995). The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415053889. [Amazon]

Elsner, J. & Cardinal, R. (eds.)  (1994).  The Cultures of Collecting. London: Reaktion Books Ltd.  ISBN-13: 978-0948462511 [Amazon]

Findlen, P. (2008). A Fragmentary Past: The Making of Museums and the Making of the Renaissance. Stanford University Press. ISBN: 0804732299. [Amazon]

Genoways, H.H. & Andrei, M.A. (eds.) (2008). Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. ISBN-13: 978-1598741971 [Amazon]

Impey, O. & MacGregor, A. (eds.) (1985). The Origins of Museums: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0199521085. [Amazon]

Maleuvre, D. (1999). Museum Memories: History, Technology, Art (Cultural Memory in the Present). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.  [Amazon]

Mauriès, P. (2011). Cabinets of Curiosities. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN-13: 978-0500515945 [Amazon]

Representations and Interpretations

Ashworth, G., Graham, B., & Tunbridge, J. (2007). Pluralising Pasts: Heritage, Identity and Place in Multicultural Societies. London: Pluto Press. ISBN: 0745322859. [Amazon] [♥]

Benhabib, S. (2002).  The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global Era.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0691048635.  [Amazon]

Brown, M.F. (2006). Who Owns Native Culture? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN: 0674016335. [Amazon]

Goodnow, K.J. (2006). Challenge and Transformation: Museums in Cape Town and Sydney. Paris: UNESCO Publishing / Museum of London. ISBN: 9231040162. [Amazon]

Graham, B., Ashworth, G. & Tunbridge, J. (2000). A Geography of Heritage: Power, Culture and Economy. London: Hodder Arnold. ISBN: 0340677791. New edition. [Amazon]

Hooper-Greenhill, E. (1992). Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415070317. [Amazon]

Hooper-Greenhill, E. (ed.) (1997). Cultural Diversity: Developing Museum Audiences in Britain. Leicester: Leicester University Press. ISBN: 071852411X. [Amazon]

Hooper-Greenhill, E. (2000). Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415086337. [Amazon]

Karp, I. & Lavine, S.D. (1991). Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. ISBN-10: 1560980214. [Amazon]

Karp, I., Kreamer, C. M, & Lavine, S.D. (1992). Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. ISBN: 156098189X. [Amazon]

Karp, I., Kratz, C.A., & Szwaja, L. (eds.) (2007). Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. ISBN: 0822338947. [Amazon]

Littler, J. & Naidoo, R. (eds.) (2005) The Politics of Heritage: The Legacies of ‘Race’. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415322111. [Amazon]

Messenger, P.M. (ed.) (1999).  The Ethics of Collecting Cultural Property: Whose Culture? Whose Property?  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN-13: 978-0826321251 [Amazon]

Pearce, S. (ed.) (1994). Interpreting Objects and Collections. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415112893. [Amazon]

Sandell, R. (2007). Museums, Prejudice, and the Reframing of Difference. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415367492. [Amazon]

Simpson, M.G. (1996). Making Representations: Museums in the Post-Colonial Era. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415067863. [Amazon]

Smith, L.J. (2006). Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 0415318335. [Amazon]

Smith, L.J. (2006). The Uses of Heritage. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 0415318319. [Amazon] [♥]

Tunbridge, J.E. & Ashworth, G.J. (1995). Dissonant Heritage: The Management of the Past as a Resource in Conflict. Hove, Sussex: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 047194887X. [Amazon]

Walsh, K. (1992). The Representation of the Past: Museums and Heritage in the Post-Modern World. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 0415079446.[Amazon]

Oral Histories / Digital Storytelling

Abrams, L. (2010).  Oral History Theory.  London: Routledge.  ISBN-13: 978-0415427555  [Amazon]

Hart, C. & Samson, L.  (2009).  The Oral History Workshop.  New York: The Workman Publishing Company Inc.  ISBN-13: 978-0761151975 [Amazon]

Ochs, E. (2002). Living Narrative: Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0674010109  [Amazon]

Ritchie, D.A. (2005).  Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0195154344 [Amazon] [♥]

Social remembering

Connerton, P.  (1989).  How Societies Remember.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0521270939  [Amazon]

Eril, A. & Nuenning, A. (eds.)  (2010).  Cultural Memory Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook.  Berlin: de Gruyter.  ISBN-13: 978-3110229981 [Amazon]

Halbwachs, M. (1992). On Collective Memory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN-13: 978-0226115962 [Amazon]

Misztal, B. (2003).  Theories of Social Remembering.  Milton Keynes: Open University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0335208319.  [Amazon]

Pennebaker, J.W., Paez, D. & Rime, B. (eds.) (1997). Collective Memory of Political Events: Social Psychological Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN-13: 978-0805821826 [Amazon]

Radstone, S. & Hodgkin, K.  (2005).  Memory Cultures: Memory, Subjectivity and Recognition.  Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.  ISBN-13: 978-1412804844  [Amazon]

Wertsch, J.V.  (2002).  Voices of Collective Remembering.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  ISBN-13: 978-0521008808  [Amazon]

Zerubavel, E. (2004). Time Maps: Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN-13: 978-0226981536 [Amazon]

The Making of history

Fulbrook, M.  (2002). Historical Theory: Ways of Imagining the Past.  London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415179874 [Amazon]

Loewin, J. (1996). Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: Simon & Schuster Inc. ISBN: 0684818868. [Amazon]

Pennebaker, J.W., Paez, D. & Rime, B. (eds.) (1997). Collective Memory of Political Events: Social Psychological Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN-13: 978-0805821826 [Amazon]

The Digital Museum

Al-Qawasmi, J., Chiuini, M., & El-Hakim, S. (eds.) (2008). Digital Media and Its Applications in Cultural Heritage (Vol. 1). Amman, Jordan: Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) Publications. ISBN: 9957860259. [Amazon]

Baltsavias, M., Armin Gruen, A., van Gool, L. (eds.) (2005). Recording, Modeling and Visualization of Cultural Heritage. London: Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 041539208X. [Amazon]

Callery, B.G. (2005). Collaborative Access to Virtual Museum Collection Information: Seeing Through the Walls. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press Inc. ISBN: 0789029340. [Amazon]

Cameron, F & Kenderdine, S. (eds) (2007). Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. ISBN: 0262033534. [Amazon]

Cohen, D. & Rosenweig, R. (2005). Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN: 0812219236. [Amazon]

Elwazani, S., Malhis, S., & Al-Qawasmi, J. (eds.) (2008). Digital Media and Its Applications in Cultural Heritage (Vol. 2). Amman, Jordan: Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) Publications. ISBN: 9957860275. [Amazon]

Giaccardi, E. (ed.) (2012). Heritage and Social Media: Understanding heritage in a participatory culture. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415616676 [Amazon] [♥]

Hemsley, J., Cappellini, V. & Stanke, G. (eds.) (2004). Digital Applications for Cultural and Heritage Institutions: Selected Papers from the EVA Conferences. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 0754633594. [Amazon]

Jones-Garmil, K. (1997). The Wired Museum: Emerging Technology and Changing Paradigms. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums. ISBN: 0931201365. [Amazon]

Kalay. Y.E., Kvan, T., & Affleck, J.  (2008).  New Heritage: New media and cultural heritage.  London: Routledge.  ISBN-13: 978-0415773560  [Amazon] [♥]

Keene, S. (1998). Digital Collections: Museums and the Information Age. London: Butterworth Heinemann. ISBN: 0750634561. [Amazon]

Marty, P.F. & Burton Jones, K.  (eds.)  (2008). Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415802185 [Amazon]

Monod, E. & Klein, H. (2005). ‘From e-Heritage Systems to Interpretive Archaeology Systems’, in European Conference in Information Systems, ECIS 2005, Regensburg, Germany.

Mulrenin, A.M. (ed.) (2002). The DigiCULT Report. Technological landscapes for tomorrow’s cultural economy: Unlocking the value of cultural heritage. Luxembourg: European Commission, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. ISBN:9282851893.

Parry, R. (2007). Recoding the Museum: Digital Heritage and the Technologies of Change. London: Routledge. ISBN: 0415353882. [Amazon]

Parry, R. (2009). Museums in a Digital Age. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415402620

Robering, K. (ed.) (2008). Information Technology for the Virtual Museum: Museology and the Semantic Web. Zurich: Lit Verlag. ISBN-13: 978-3825802622 [Amazon]

Simon, N. (2010). The Participatory Museum. Santa Cruz, CA: Museum 2.0.  ISBN-13: 978-0615346502 [Amazon] [Read online] [♥]

Stock, O. & Zancanaro, M. (eds). (2007). Peach: Intelligent Interfaces for Museum Visits. London: Springer. ISBN: 3540687548. [Amazon]