Managing Museums And Galleries

Managing Museums And Galleries

by Michael Fopp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415094968

ISBN-13: 9780415094962

Pub. Date: 03/27/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The current economic climate, coupled with an all-embracing need for museums and galleries to respond to "the market", make a proper grounding in management essential. The "bottom line" is one of the most powerful measures of management performance. Museums and galleries invariably have a neural bottom line, they are not set up to make a profit and many of them are…  See more details below

Overview

The current economic climate, coupled with an all-embracing need for museums and galleries to respond to "the market", make a proper grounding in management essential. The "bottom line" is one of the most powerful measures of management performance. Museums and galleries invariably have a neural bottom line, they are not set up to make a profit and many of them are constrained by governmental accounting rules and charity legislation. Managing these organisations is difficult and this book tackles the issues that make it easier. Managing Museums and Galleries examines the highly sophisticated principles and techniques of modern business management from the perspective of museums and galleries and delineates their practical application. The book surveys the day-to-day issues of time management, delegation and recruitment. It also examines the problems of strategic planning and initiating and controlling change. The study incorporates the needs of all museum sectors and discusses the management parallels, links and similarities between museums, galleries and commerce.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415094962
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/27/1997
Series:
Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The history of management and the museum context7
2Managing yourself: the 'player manager'34
3Managing other people48
4Choosing your team56
5Developing staff69
6Communication76
7Leadership88
8Strategic planning and the management of resources112
9Managing organisations122
10Organisation structure135
11Structural patterns and the division of work148
12Culture, conflict and change161
13Total Quality Management in museums and galleries179
14Conclusions for museum managers185
AppendixCode of Financial Practice example189
Glossary206
Useful addresses227
Bibliography234
Index238

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