Museum Administration 2 0

Author: Hugh H. Genoways
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255528
Size: 64.11 MB
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Wondering what a museum director actually does? About to start your first director's job? Looking for guidance in starting up a museum or working with a museum director? Hugh Genoways, Lynne Ireland, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko have taken the mystery out and replaced it with experience, wisdom, and guidance. Learn about everything from budgets and strategic planning to human resources and facilities management to collections and programming. They also help you tackle legal documents, legal and ethical issues, and challenges for today's 2.0 world. Case studies and exercises throughout help you review and practice what you are learning.

Introduction To Museum Work

Author: George Ellis Burcaw
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761989264
Size: 45.45 MB
Format: PDF
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Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work is 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.

An American Association For State And Local History Guide To Making Public History

Author: Bob Beatty
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264152
Size: 12.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book looks at major themes and inspires creativity in how to approach work in an institutional and personal sense. An AASLH Guide to Making Public History in the 21st Century provides a roadmap of the national discussions the field of history museums and organizations is having regarding its present and the future.

Folklife And Museums

Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272937
Size: 73.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much has changed in the fields of museology and folklife during the past 30 years, when Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings was first published by AASLH Press in 1987. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.

Leadership Matters

Author: Anne W. Ackerson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121850
Size: 70.60 MB
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Using personal insights of the history museum field’s most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions. These profiles focus not only on history museum presidents, directors, and CEOs, but also on the “leaders within”—deputies, vice-presidents and department heads, as well as their counterparts in the boardroom.

Fundraising For Small Museums

Author: Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr.
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759119708
Size: 14.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff, so this book is meant to help the busy administrators perform their job of fundraising better and more efficiently.

New Solutions For House Museums

Author: Donna Ann Harris
Publisher: Altamira Press
ISBN: 9780759110878
Size: 77.70 MB
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A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued preservation for generations to come? In New Solutions for House Museums, Harris examines possible options and provides a decision-making methodology as well as a dozen case studies of house museums that have made a successful transition to a new owner or user.

Museum Operations

Author: Samantha Chmelik
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270497
Size: 41.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Today’s accelerated pace of decision-making combined with the emphases on accountability and transparency has created the need for analytical tools and templates to support the decision-making process of museum staffs and boards. Museum Operations: A Handbook of Tools, Templates, and Models contains research and analytical tools, templates, and models – giving museum professionals processes and procedures for analyzing information and making decisions that are then easily explainable to staff, board members, donors, patrons, and other stakeholders. The book consists of four parts. Part One is an overview of the research project management process. Part Two introduces the 19 tools, templates, and models that can be used to collect, analyze, and present research results and recommendations. It also explains what each tool, template, or model is, what it does, when it should be used, and how it should be used. Part Three presents six fictional case studies that show when and how the tools, templates, and models can be used in situ. Part Four contains blank, instructional versions of the tools, templates, and models for the reader’s use. Additional resources related to project management, research and analysis, and presentation skills are also included.

Museums In Motion

Author: Edward Porter Alexander
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759105096
Size: 13.65 MB
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In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges. New material also includes a discussion of the children's museum as a distinct type of institution and an exploration of the role computers play in both outreach and traditional in-person visits.

Defining Memory

Author: Amy K. Levin
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113882
Size: 80.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history. Levin and her contributors argue that these small institutions play a key role in defining America's self-identity and should be studied as seriously as more national institutions like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.