The Handbook For Museums

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Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. Formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice, the sections provide basic information on management, security, conservation and education, and include technical notes and international reading lists. The book is intended as a manual for managing and training, and provides a field-tested guide to 'best practice.'

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Overview

Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. Formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice, the sections provide basic information on management, security, conservation and education, and include technical notes and international reading lists. The book is intended as a manual for managing and training, and provides a field-tested guide to 'best practice.'

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. I Museum role and responsibility 1
1 Museums and community 3
2 Museum management - part one 13
3 Museum management - part two 26
4 Museum security 54
Sect. II Museum collection management and care 65
5 Collections management 67
6 Museum conservation 92
7 Exhibit conservation 114
Sect. III Interpretation and communication 143
8 Museum exhibitions 145
9 Project management 161
10 Interpretation 171
11 Object interpretation 185
12 Museum education 192
Sect. IV Professionalism and ethics 203
13 Professionalism and museums 205
14 Museums and patrimony 214
15 Code of ethics - registrars 222
16 Code of ethics - curators 230
17 ICOM Code of Professional Ethics 238
Sect. V Support material 259
18 Forms 261
19 Glossary of museum-related terms 289
20 Bibliography 296
Index 300
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