Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, which can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. The target audience for this book is both museum administrators who need to learn more about facility management, and facility managers who are stepping into a museum environment for the first time.
This title maps every stage of the process of putting on an exhibition, from initial idea to final installation. Chapters trace the various steps involved in clear, informative language, using helpful diagrams and tables. This volume is a crucial guide for anyone involved in, or studying, the dynamic field of curation.
As museums have taken on more complex roles in their communities, and the number of stakeholders has increased, effective museum planning is more important than ever. This Manual has become the definitive text for museum professionals, trustees, architects, and others involved with the planning, design, construction, or renovation of a gallery, or museum.
The third edition of this title is a thorough and practical guide to setting up and running education services in all types of museum, in any geographical setting. There are new sections which deal with the importance of risk management and quality assurance, as well as guidance on the use of policy documents and new marketing methods.
This volume charts some of the major sites of convergence between the humanities and the social sciences, where new disciplinary perspectives are being brought to bear on heritage.These convergences have the potential to provide the interdisciplinary expertise needed to critique and achieve the intertwined intellectual, political, and socioeconomic goals of cultural heritage in the 21st century.
This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood, and practiced, around the world.
Comprehensive in its approach, the volume draws on the work of prominent thinkers (including Deleuze, Bourdieu, and Heidegger) in its examination of the relationship between practice and theory, demonstrating how practice can operate as a valid alternative mode of enquiry to traditional scholarship.
Published in 2009, but still relevant today, Significance 2.0 is a guide to assessing the significance of collection aims to help collecting organisations, collections professionals and the broader public to determine the significance of cultural and heritage objects.