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Museums 101

Author: Mark Walhimer
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Looking for an A-Z, one-stop, comprehensive book on museums? Wish you were able to have one of the nation's leading museum consultants spend a couple of days with you, talking you through how to start a museum, how museums work, how to set up an exhibit, and more? If so, Museums 101 is the answer to your wishes"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Walhimer
ISBN: 9781442230170 1442230177 9781442230187 1442230185
OCLC Number: 900180176
Description: xv, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Part one. Essential background --
Defining a museum --
A quick history of museums --
Part two. Creating an integrated museum --
The integrated museum --
Starting a museum --
Governance --
Feasibility studies --
Planning strategies --
Part three. Exhibitions --
Collections --
The museum building --
Exhibition development/Curation --
Exhibition design & fabrication --
Programming (education) --
Part four. Behind the scenes --
Finance --
Fundraising --
Marketing --
Project management --
Evaluation --
Operations --
Accessibility --
Research --
Collections care --
Putting your museum online --
Working in museums --
The museum of the future --
Part five. The museum toolbox --
Code of ethics for museums --
Bylaws of the board of directors --
Developing a mission statement --
Sample museum constitution --
Museum feasibility template --
Board member responsibilities and commitments --
Museum director sample contract --
Sample policy for donations of objects --
Donor questionnaire --
Museum exhibit sponsorship agreement --
Visitor timing and tracking study, exhibits --
Visitor exhibition evaluation form --
Museum job descriptions --
Object cataloging record.
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Walhimer, founder of Museum Planning LLC and host of the blog Museum Planner, has assembled a fine how-to guide for creating and organizing all varieties of museums. The author guides readers through Read more...

 
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