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Museum Educator's Handbook

By: Graeme K Talboys

224 pages, includes c. 4 line drawings

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Apr 2011 | Edition: 3 | #191029 | ISBN-13: 9781409401520
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About this book

Described by GEM (Group for Education in Musuems) as 'a very informative and practical book...worth having on any museum shelf', the "Museum Educator's Handbook" is a thorough and practical guide to setting up and running education services in all types of museum, even the smallest, in any geographical setting. This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the increased emphasis on the role of museums at all levels of education, from schools to further and higher education. There are new sections which deal with the importance of risk assessment and quality assessment, as well as guidance on the prevalent use of policy documents and new marketing methods.


Introduction; The educational role of museums; Why provide education services?; The museum educator; Setting up - background research; Risk management; Producing policy and other constitutional documents; User groups; Marketing networks and the user relationship; Educational provision - the basics; Information and indirect services; Direct services; Outreach; Loan services; The school curriculum; Logistics; Resourcing and funding; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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Graeme K. Talboys has a degree in philosophy and education as well as a teaching qualification. He has considerable experience as a teacher, community education worker, and museum education officer.

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