Fully updated and extended to examine the many changes that have occurred in the last decade, this second edition of world-renowned text Museum Basics provides a basic guide to all aspects of museum work and staff experience from museum organization, through collections management and conservation, to audience development and education.
Drawing on a wide range of practical experience, the authors have provided an excellent tool that enable museums throughout the world to conquer a common challenge; to keep up-to-date with new ideas and changing practices.
Organized on a modular basis, with over 100 units, Museum Basics is a reference to support day-to-day museum management, a key text in pre-service and in-service training programmes, and works brilliantly alongside case studies, project work and group discussion.
With a glossary, sources of information and a select bibliography, this is certainly a book that no museum professional, nor museum and heritage studies student will want to be without.
An introductory text outlining ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organized on a modular basis, it provides a basic guide to best practice in every aspect of museum work, from museum organization, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)