Museum Basics

ISBN-10: 0415619343

ISBN-13: 9780415619349

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

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List price: $58.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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About This Book
About Museums
Types of Museums
The Case for Museums
Museums and Sustainability
Museums and Ethics
The Museum and Its Users
Museums are for People
Access and Accessibility
Understanding Your Market
Marketing Your Museum
Developing New Audiences
Special Audiences: Museums and People with Disabilities
The Museum Visit
Learning in Museums
Learning: Inside the Museum
Learning: Beyond the Museum
Events and Activities: Creating Programmes
Facilities for Visitors
Providing Services: Shops and Sales Points
Providing Services: Food and Drink
Providing Facilities for Hire
Information Services
Museum Websites
Public Relations and the Media
Working with Friends and Membership Groups
Researchers As Users
Interpreting Collections
Introducing Interpretation
Presentation Techniques: Graphics
Presentation Techniques: Three-Dimensional
Presentation Techniques: Audio-Visual
Presentation Techniques: Interactives
Presentation Techniques: Using People
Museum Lighting
Museum Showcases
Planning New Displays and Exhibitions
Research for Displays and Exhibitions
Writing Text
Briefing A Designer
Display and Exhibition Design and Production
New Media
Evaluating Displays and Exhibitions
Collecting and Collections
Types of Collections
Policies for Collecting
Policies for Disposal
Donations, Purchases and Loans
Collecting and Field Documentation
Object Research
Fieldwork and Record Centres
Photography, Film and Video
Audio-Recording and Oral History
The Role of Collections in Research
Ethical Considerations and Repatriation
Museum Archives and Museum History
Managing and Caring for Collections
Collections Management Plans
Collections Audits
Documentation Systems
Working With Conservators
Preventive Conservation: Principles
Environmental Monitoring and Control: Light
Environmental Monitoring and Control: Humidity and Temperature
Environmental Monitoring and Control: Air Pollution/Pest and Insect Attack
Materials Testing
Storage: Principles
Storage: Practice
Handling, Packing and Moving Collections
Remedial Conservation: Principles
Remedial Conservation: Practice
Disaster Planning
Collections Security: Physical and Electronic
Collections Security: Systems and Procedures
The Museum and Its Buildings
Museum Buildings: Form and Function
Museums and Their Physical Setting
Museum Buildings: Planning for Access
Options Analysis and Feasibility Assessment
Working With Architects
Museum Buildings: Physical Security
Museum Buildings: Management and Maintenance
Museum Buildings: Sustainability
Orientation and Signage
Atmosphere, Pace and Flow
The Museum and Its Management
Legal Status, Governance and Management Structures
Policy Development and Management Planning
Developing A Forward Plan
Measuring Performance In Museums
Evaluating The Museum's Success
Project Management
Financial Management
New Sources of Income
Management of Change
Internal Communications
Staff Structures
Volunteers In Museums
Recruiting Museum Staff
Conditions of Service
Performance Standards for the Individual
Job Appraisal and Assessing Performance
Staff Training and Professional Development
Using Consultants in the Museum
Health and Safety
Administrative Procedures
Information Technology and the Museum
Supporting Resources
Sources of Information and Support
Resources for Museums on the Internet
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