Covering Your Assets: Facilities and Risk Management in Museums

Covering Your Assets: Facilities and Risk Management in Museums

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by Elizabeth E. Merritt
     
 

How do you ensure that your building and collections remain both safe and accessible? What are the best ways to avoid fire, flood, and other disasters? How do you combat overcrowding, infestation, and daily wear-and-tear? This book offers the very latest data on how professionals around the country operate their facilities, manage space and risk, and prepare for

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Overview

How do you ensure that your building and collections remain both safe and accessible? What are the best ways to avoid fire, flood, and other disasters? How do you combat overcrowding, infestation, and daily wear-and-tear? This book offers the very latest data on how professionals around the country operate their facilities, manage space and risk, and prepare for emergencies. Includes data broken out by museum discipline, governance type, and parent organization. Features insightful essays on best practices from outside experts and leading professionals in the field. Learn how your peers allocate space; assign responsibility for policy development and implementation; choose insurance, set policy for use of space, facilities rental, catering, emergency preparedness; and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933253015
Publisher:
American Alliance of Museums Press
Publication date:
05/20/2005
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth E. Merritt is founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC.

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