Museum Collections Management: A Handbook (Paperback)
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Museum Collections Management: A Handbook (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 23/05/2011
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This landmark publication is the first to draw together all aspects of museum collections management in one handbook. It is designed for anyone with responsibility for a cultural collection and covers everything a collections manager needs to know. It describes professional practice in managing cultural objects and works of art, whatever the size and nature of the collection.
The book includes essential information on:

  • Legal aspects of collections
  • Ethical issues such as due diligence and immunity from seizure
  • Up to date concerns such as sustainability, crossing borders and financial constraints
  • Loans, acquisitions, inventory and movement.

The book describes all collections management procedures in a simple step-by-step process and is clear and easy to use with all procedures based on international museum practice. Examples of real forms, policies and documents drawn from major museums are included throughout the text and act as guides for any transaction.
Readership: Packed full of practical information, advice and good practice, this will be essential reading for all museum professionals, curators of private collections and museum studies students.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856047012
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"...an excellent up-to-date resource for collection managers and other people working and aspiring to work in the cultural heritage sector. It is a book that every museum should have in the office." - Managing Information

"This is an important and useful book. Our copy arrived yesterday and already I've found it useful! It's careful, comprehensive and above all, well-evidenced." - Samuel J M M Alberti

"This book brings together all the fundamentals of collections management in an easy-to-read, accessible format (or guide?) - an essential reference book for all museums." - Diane Gwilt

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