Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work in now thoroughly revised and updated. While citing recent changes in the museum world, the third edition of Burcaw's classic work retains its useful philosophical orientation and convenient summary format. All the basics of museology are here—the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know. Every chapter includes practical exercises making Burcaw's book ideal for the classroom or for novice museum workers. Accepted by the Documentation Center of the International Conference of Museums as exemplary of museum training, Introduction to Museum Work is used as a basic text in museum studies all over the world.
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Preface to the First Edition chapter 3 I. MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS chapter 4 Museum Defined chapter 5 History of Museums chapter 6 Museums Today chapter 7 Museums and Museum Fields chapter 8 Organization and Support chapter 9 Collecting Theory: General and Science Museums chapter 10 Collecting Theory: History Museums chapter 11 Collecting Theory: Art Museums chapter 12 Registration and Cataloguing chapter 13 Care of Collections chapter 14 Security chapter 15 II. INTERPRETATION IN THE MUSEUM chapter 16 Use of Collections chapter 17 Permanent Exhibits chapter 18 Temporary Exhibits chapter 19 Visitors and Interpretation chapter 20 Education and Activities chapter 21 Architecture chapter 22 III. MUSEUMS AND SOCIETY chapter 23 Historic Preservation chapter 24 Philosophy and Public Image chapter 25 Practical Matters chapter 26 The Law chapter 27 Trends and Tomorrow chapter 28 Recommended Resources chapter 29 Index