Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy / Edition 1

Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy / Edition 1

by Marie C. Malaro
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560983639

ISBN-13: 9781560983637

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

In Museum Governance, Marie Malaro addresses a range of issues facing museum administrators and trustees, arguing they can handle their duties intelligently only if they understand two points—why our country sustains a nonprofit sector and what constitutes trusteeship. Armed with this knowledge, trustees can sort out knotty problems relating to

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In Museum Governance, Marie Malaro addresses a range of issues facing museum administrators and trustees, arguing they can handle their duties intelligently only if they understand two points—why our country sustains a nonprofit sector and what constitutes trusteeship. Armed with this knowledge, trustees can sort out knotty problems relating to corporate sponsorship, entrepreneurial activities, and fundraising in ways that preserve the integrity of the nonprofit.

Malaro first explores the principles of nonprofit governance. She explains the purpose and use of professional codes of ethics and offers practical advice about board education and its role in fostering the long-term health of an organization. She then applies these principles to situations frequently confronting trustees, discussing how to set collection strategies, balance mission and entreprenurial ventures, handle deaccessioning, maintain effective board oversight, approach automation, and deal with repatriation requests.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560983637
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1On Trusteeship3
2Why Ethics?16
3Steering a Prudent Course22
4The Education of Nonprofit Boards29
5What May Lie Ahead36
6Controlled Collecting: Drafting a Collection Management Policy43
7Deaccessioning: The American Perspective50
8Exercising Oversight60
9The Myopic Board: The United Way and United Cancer Council Cases68
10Restricted Gifts and Museum Responsibilities79
11Lending for Profit108
12Poor Sue: The Realities of Protecting Archeological and Paleontological Artifacts118
13From Card File to Computer129
14Repatriation and the Law138
Appendix A. Codes of Ethics Relating to the Museum Profession143
Appendix B. International Council of Museums Code of Professional Ethics145
Notes163

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