Author: Samantha Chmelik
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Today’s accelerated pace of decision-making combined with the emphases on accountability and transparency has created the need for analytical tools and templates to support the decision-making process of museum staffs and boards. Museum Operations: A Handbook of Tools, Templates, and Models contains research and analytical tools, templates, and models – giving museum professionals processes and procedures for analyzing information and making decisions that are then easily explainable to staff, board members, donors, patrons, and other stakeholders. The book consists of four parts. Part One is an overview of the research project management process. Part Two introduces the 19 tools, templates, and models that can be used to collect, analyze, and present research results and recommendations. It also explains what each tool, template, or model is, what it does, when it should be used, and how it should be used. Part Three presents six fictional case studies that show when and how the tools, templates, and models can be used in situ. Part Four contains blank, instructional versions of the tools, templates, and models for the reader’s use. Additional resources related to project management, research and analysis, and presentation skills are also included.
Manual of Museum Planning
Author: Barry Lord, Gail Dexter Lord, Lindsay Martin
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals and others who are concerned with the planning, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum. This third edition features new sections on operations and implementation as well as revised sections on planning for visitors, collections, and the building itself.
ALI-ABA Course of Study
Author: American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
The British Museum
Author: British Museum, Andrew Edwards
The second volume in this series focuses upon the relationship between a museum service and its community, viewed from a range of national and international perspectives, and concentrating upon new work and new political parameters. The papers include a substantial analysis of museum operations from an economic standpoint, drawing upon research into the report of the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish on the local economy. Further papers consider the influence of recent legislation, the role of performance indicators, and the importance of recent approaches to visitor evaluation. The volume aims to contribute to, and help to shape, the current debate about the ecoomic and political role of museums in the community.
Reinventing the Museum
Author: Gail Anderson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Reinventing the Museum gathers 35 seminal articles reflecting over 100 years of dialogue within the musem community about what it means to be a high-quality, relevant institution. Important reading for museum professionals, students, and anyone interested in museums and their development.
Running a Museum
Author: Conseil international des musées
Systems Thinking in Museums
Author: Yuha Jung, Ann Rowson Love
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.
Based on extensive research and decades of experience, museum analyst and planner John W. Jacobsen provides both the theoretical underpinnings and the operational pragmatics of measuring any museum's intentional impact and performance by using 1,025 indicators drawn from 51 expert sources. Measuring Museum Impact and Performance: Theory and Practice provides museum professionals internationally with a clear, very open process that will improve their museum's value and performance by selecting indicators that monitor whether they are realizing their desired public, private, personal and institutional values. The book is not prescriptive, but liberating, as the framework recognizes that each museum needs to decide on its own purposes and priorities.
The Manual of Museum Management presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the principles of museum organization, the ways in which people work together to accomplish museum objectives, and the ways in which museums, large and small, can function most effectively.
Choosing the right museum training course may be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their career. Whether you are already working in a museum or are just beginning training you will need the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. The International Directory of Museum Training provides a list of museum training programmes worldwide with detailed information about each course. Every entry contains information about subjects offered, numbers of students, scholarship opportunities, and contact names and addresses. International Directory of Museum Training is co-published with ICTOP, the training committee of ICOM. It is the successor to the widely recognised Museum Studies International, last published in 1988. This completely new and fully updated volume enhances the qualities of the earlier publication and updates the presentation to make the volume easier to use. This is an essential reference book for all who are hoping to develop a career in museum work or to enhance their professional qualifications.
Author: Kevin Moore
Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date, the challenges museums currently face, and the key areas of future development in management and marketing practice, and addresses: strategic management issues: policy formulation, corporate planning and performance measurement human resource management financial management the importance of marketing. This volume is an invaluable introduction to the key issues, controversies and debates in the subject. It will be essential reading for all students, museum managers and staff who need to keep up to date with latest developments in this field.
Marketing the Museum
Author: Fiona Mclean
Marketing the Museum is the ideal guide to the ways in which museums can overcome the numerous hurdles on the route to truly achieving a marketing orientation. The history of the museum is one of shifting purposes and changing ideals and this volume asks if it is possible to define the 'product' which the modern museum can offer. This book explores the crucial question: Are the theories of marketing developed for manufactured goods in any way relevant to the experience of visiting a museum? In covering one of the most highly disputed issues in the field, this book is essential reading for museum professionals, students and anyone who has dealing in the many branches of the heritage industry around the world.
Natural History Museums
Author: Paisley S. Cato, Clyde Jones
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Topics that will prove useful to all persons involved with natural history museums include: conservation, care, use, management, and preservation of collections; role of exhibits and guidelines for approaches to creating new exhibits; the future for natural history museums and prospects for funding.
Presents the story of a discarded museum ticket (Stub), who has nowhere to go until Daisy the docent's helper (a name tag) offers him a tour of the art museum, describing along the way the functions of its different departments and the varied roles of the people who work there.