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Museum Basics / Edition 2

Museum Basics / Edition 2

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Drawing from a wide range of experience, the authors propose the simple ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organized on a modular basis, Museum Basics provides a basic guide to `best practice' in every aspect of museum

work, from museum organization, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. It is designed for training courses, to be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415366342
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Timothy Ambrose is an international consultant working in the field of museums and cultural heritage. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Museums Association. He has particular interests in the role of museums in destination development and has published widely.

Crispin Paine is a museums and heritage consultant, writer and lecturer. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and a Fellow of the Museums Association. He has particular interests in local community museums and in the material culture of religion.

Table of Contents

List of figures Acknowledgements Foreword Section 1: Introductory Section 2: The museum and its users Section 3: Interpreting collections Section 4: Collecting and Collections Section 5: Managing and Caring for Collections Section 6: The museum and its buildings Section 7: The museum and its management Section 8: Supporting resources

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