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Introduction to Museum Work

By: G Ellis Burcaw

237 pages, B/w illus

AltaMira Press

Paperback | Apr 1997 | Edition: 3 | #139833 | ISBN: 0761989269
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Contains all the basics of museology - the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know.


Part 1 Museums and collections: museum defined; beginning of the museum; museums today; museums and museum fields; organization and support; collecting theory - general and science museums; collecting theory - history museums; collecting theory - art museums; registration and cataloguing; care of collections; security; use of the collections; permanent exhibits. Part 2 Interpretation in the museum: temporary exhibits; visitors and interpretation; education and activities; museum architecture. Part 3 Museums and society: historic preservation; philosophy and public image; practical matters; the law; trends and tomorrow; recommended resources.

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