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The Manual of Museum Management / Edition 2

The Manual of Museum Management / Edition 2

by Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759111987

ISBN-13: 9780759111981

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The Manual of Museum Management, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the principles of museum organization, the ways in which people work together to accomplish museum objectives, and the ways in which museums, large and small, can function most effectively.

This new edition offers updated information on management practices to

Overview

The Manual of Museum Management, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the principles of museum organization, the ways in which people work together to accomplish museum objectives, and the ways in which museums, large and small, can function most effectively.

This new edition offers updated information on management practices to satisfy the current needs of museum professionals. All new contemporary case studies provided by practitioners from museums and galleries around the world bring the principles to life with firsthand accounts of challenges and achievements in the operation of museums today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111981
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,048,244
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Case Studies vii

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

About the Contributors xiii

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Chapter I Why: The Objectives of Museum Management 1

1.1 The Purpose of Management 1

1.2 Foundation Statements 2

1.3 The Roles of Management in Museums 5

Chapter 2 Who: The Structure of Museum Organization 13

2.1 Modes of Governance 13

2.2 The Board 21

2.3 Museum Staff 28

2.4 The Role of Volunteers 44

2.5 Changing Roles in Civil Society Museums 47

Chapter 3 How: Methods of Museum Management 53

3.1 The Executive Role 53

3.2 Collection Management 76

3.3 Public Program Management 109

3.4 Facility Planning and Management 166

3.5 Financial Management 212

Afterword 261

Appendix Job Descriptions 263

Glossary 297

Index 323

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