Handbook for Museums

Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world.

Handbook for Museums

Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.

The Handbook for Museums

The Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. Formed around a commitment to professionalism the book is written (to quote the author) for those who come later.

The Handbook for Museums

The Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. Formed around a commitment to professionalism the book is written (to quote the author) for those who come later.

The Routledge Handbook of Museums Media and Communication

The book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

The Routledge Handbook of Museums  Media and Communication

Museums today find themselves within a mediatised society, where everyday life is conducted in a data-full and technology-rich context. In fact, museums are themselves mediatised: they present a uniquely media-centred environment, in which communicative media is a constitutive property of their organisation and of the visitor experience. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitising lens for media-related museum practice on the ground. Including contributions from experts around the world, this original and innovative Handbook shares a nuanced and precise understanding of media, media concepts and media terminology, rehearsing new locations for writing on museum media and giving voice to new subject alignments. As a whole, the volume breaks new ground by reframing mediated museum communication as a resource for an inclusive understanding of current museum developments. The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication will appeal to both students and scholars, as well as to practitioners involved in the visioning, design and delivery of mediated communication in the museum. It teaches us not just how to study museums, but how to go about being a museum in today’s world.

The Marketing and Public Relations Handbook for Museums Galleries and Heritage Attractions

As museums, galleries and heritage attractions are expected to become more competitive, marketing and PR naturally become key tools to attract more visitors. This text covers various aspects of marketing and PR in a museum/gallery context.

The Marketing and Public Relations Handbook for Museums  Galleries and Heritage Attractions

As museums, galleries and heritage attractions are expected to become more competitive, marketing and PR naturally become key tools to attract more visitors. This text covers various aspects of marketing and PR in a museum/gallery context.

Organizing Exhibitions

This ground-breaking book is the first to provide museum staff, librarians and archivists with practical guidance on creating and organizing successful exhibitions.

Organizing Exhibitions

This ground-breaking book is the first to provide museum staff, librarians and archivists with practical guidance on creating and organizing successful exhibitions. Drawing on international museum practice but applicable to any exhibition or display, the book sets out a time-line from the initial idea to the final legacy. Backed up by advice and guidance and with a list of resources for those who require in-depth knowledge, it has up-to-date information on new developments such as sustainability and flexibility in environmental conditions. Also included are the ten biggest mistakes and the top ten tips for exhibition success. Part One covers the 10 key stages for a successful exhibition: idea, planning, organization, packing and transport, installation, openings, maintenance and programmes, closure, touring, and legacy. Part Two is a directory of advice and resources, supplementing the information provided in Part One. Readership: Written by an international expert and designed for the first-time exhibition organizer as well as the professional, this book will become the standard for exhibition success. Recommended for museum staff, cultural heritage students, librarians, archivists, private collectors and anyone who needs practical guidance on organizing exhibitions.

A Handbook for Museum Trustees

The book clearly identifies areas of responsibility and offers valuable, how-to advice on board discussion and decision-making, providing practical guidelines for improving board practices and fine-tuning the work of the effective board.

A Handbook for Museum Trustees


Handbook of Museum Technique

Contributed articles.

Handbook of Museum Technique

Contributed articles.

Museum Basics

This fourth edition of Museum Basics has been produced for use in the many museums worldwide that operate with few professional staff and limited resources.

Museum Basics

This fourth edition of Museum Basics has been produced for use in the many museums worldwide that operate with few professional staff and limited resources. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in museums around the world over the last six years. Drawing from a wide range of practical experience, the authors provide a basic guide to all aspects of museum work, from audience development and learning, through collections management and conservation, to museum management and forward planning. Museum Basics is organised on a modular basis, with over 100 units in eight sections. It can be used both as a reference work to assist day-to-day museum management, and as the key textbook for pre-service and in-service museum training programmes, where it can be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion. This edition includes over 100 diagrams to support the text, as well as a glossary, sources of information and support and a select bibliography. Museum Basics is also supported by its own companion website, which provides a wide range of additional resources for readers. Museum Basics aims to help the museum practitioner keep up to date with new thinking about the function of museums and their relationships with the communities they serve. The training materials provided within the book are also suitable for pre-service and in-service students who wish to gain a full understanding of work in a museum.

A Handbook for Academic Museums

This book offers the combined wisdom of the profession for the benefit of its practitioners."--The publisher.

A Handbook for Academic Museums

"Academic museums share a unique mandate: they are partners in education. As such, they have evolved in tandem--and not always easily--with their parent organizations. They can often pursue their missions in innovative ways, address controversial topics, produce unorthodox exhibitions, and have the freedom to experiment. But they operate within a challenging administrative structure--a two-tier environment in which operations, planning, governance, administration, financial support, and fundraising can all become more complex. And in recent years, some colleges and universities have questioned the very need to maintain a museum, while others have attempted to monetize art collections to raise capital. This pioneering 750-page book brings together in one place as much good, current thinking as possible about the opportunities and issues unique to academic museums. Wide-ranging and committed, this is a collection of essays written about, by, and for the community of academic museums. Above all, they are intended as a practical resource for that community. The authors were charged with sharing useful information: strategies, best practices, mistakes made, lessons learned, what worked, what didn't, and why. This book offers the combined wisdom of the profession for the benefit of its practitioners."--The publisher.

Museum Security and Protection

The ICMS Handbook is acknowledged as the international standard text for basic security procedures. It was first published as A Basic Guide to Museum Security, and is now fully revised, enlarged and updated.

Museum Security and Protection

The ICMS Handbook is acknowledged as the international standard text for basic security procedures. It was first published as A Basic Guide to Museum Security, and is now fully revised, enlarged and updated. The manual covers: general principles security, theft and burglary: security personnel; training; collection management and transport; disaster planning; fire and environmental hazards; checklist of security procedures. It is designed to operate in all conditiones adn sizes of museum, not merely those with elaborate electronic security. It stresses that good basic principles are teh key to effective protection from hazard.

Historic House Museums

These are the homes of the earliest settlers, statesmen, frontiersmen, great writers, artists, architects, and industrial magnates. These are the places, carefully saved and preserved, that represent a cultural heritage.

Historic House Museums

Historic house museums can be found in nearly every city in the United States and Canada. These are the homes of the earliest settlers, statesmen, frontiersmen, great writers, artists, architects, and industrial magnates. These are the places, carefully saved and preserved, that represent a cultural heritage. Despite their popularity, it is not uncommon to find museums that are in poor repair, their collections neglected and their staffs grossly overworked. Many are run by well-meaning and hard-working volunteers who have little or no professional training. Often they survive on shoestring budgets and are able to present only limited programs. Serving both as a hands-on guide and reference, this book examines these problems, offering practical advice and solutions which can be easily implemented. Its useful "lessons" include governance, where to find help, care of collections, conservation, security, and interpretation--all designed to increase the professionalism of the historic house museum.

Great Exhibits

This practical guide is invaluable for any museum without professional fabricators.

Great Exhibits

Building informative and interesting exhibits is challenging for small museums. Even museums with minimal budgets can produce quality exhibits with guidance from Great Exhibits! An Exhibit Planning and Construction Handbook for Small Museums. Using research from top exhibit professionals and do-it-yourself installation instructions, small museum staff and volunteers will be able to build professional exhibits. Museum professionals have dedicated years of study to the experiences of museum visitors. Great Exhibits! combines the best academic research that will help small museums understand what needs to go into planning an exhibit with step-by-step instructions that outline the process for planning successful exhibits. Digital interactive technology and simple hands-on experiences are included. To keep up with changing technology, the companion website https://bethsagehansen.wordpress.com/ will be updated regularly to provide resources and current digital technology. The best thing about Great Exhibits! is that features more than 100 FULL-COLOR photographs and illustrations to show you how to create exhibit cases, object mounts, and temporary walls. This practical guide is invaluable for any museum without professional fabricators. Based on practical experiences at small museums across the country and featuring more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations, Great Exhibits! is an invaluable resource for theoretical guidance and practical assistance to anyone who works or volunteers in a small museum as well as a textbook for museum studies programs. To keep up with changing technology, the companion website https://bethsagehansen.wordpress.com/ will be updated regularly to provide resources and current digital technology.

Building Museums

An indispensable tool for renovating and building small and midsized museums, written for those who preserve and interpret our cultural heritage.

Building Museums

An indispensable tool for renovating and building small and midsized museums, written for those who preserve and interpret our cultural heritage

Membership Marketing in the Digital Age

The demands are diverse and ever-changing. This book addresses all aspects of management, expectations and productivity of a membership program in the digital age. Benchmarking, best practices and realistic outcomes are presented.

Membership Marketing in the Digital Age

Membership marketing and management is an ever more demanding role within the institutions served—meeting fiscal demands, keeping pace with online marketing opportunities, and making data-driven decisions. The demands are diverse and ever-changing. This book addresses all aspects of management, expectations and productivity of a membership program in the digital age. Benchmarking, best practices and realistic outcomes are presented. Membership Marketing In The Digital Age is a membership manager’s reference book to what works and how on relevant topics such as: Member acquisition Membership planning and projections Membership retention and renewals Membership servicing, engagement and loyalty It features over seventy illustrations including reproductions of marketing pieces and management tools used by leading museums and libraries across the country. Here’s a book that will help your museum or library generate many times the purchase price through better practices that will increase your membership many times over.

Museum Operations

Museum Operations: A Handbook of Tools, Templates, and Models contains 19 research and analytical tools, templates, and models - giving museum professionals processes and procedures for analyzing information and making decisions that are ...

Museum Operations

Museum Operations: A Handbook of Tools, Templates, and Models contains 19 research and analytical tools, templates, and models - giving museum professionals processes and procedures for analyzing information and making decisions that are easily explainable to staff, board members, donors, patrons, and other stakeholders.

Museum Handbook

Museum Handbook