Museum Basics

Museum Basics Museums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges Keeping up to date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium sized museums where time for readi

  • Title: Museum Basics
  • Author: Timothy Ambrose Crispin Paine
  • ISBN: 9780415619349
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Museums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges Keeping up to date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium sized museums where time for reading and training is often restricted This new edition of Museum Basics has therefore been produced for the many museums worldwide that operate with limited resources and fewMuseums throughout the world have common needs and face common challenges Keeping up to date with new ideas and changing practice is challenging for small and medium sized museums where time for reading and training is often restricted This new edition of Museum Basics has therefore been produced for the many museums worldwide that operate with limited resources and few professional staff The comprehensive training course provided within the book is also suitable for museum studies students who wish to gain a full understanding of work within a museum.Drawing from a wide range of practical experience, the authors provide a basic guide to all aspects of museum work, from audience development and education, through collections management and conservation, to museum organisation and forward planning Organised on a modular basis with over 110 Units, Museum Basics can be used as a reference work to assist day to day museum management and as the key textbook in pre service and in service training programmes It is designed to be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion.This third edition has been fully updated and extended to take account of the many changes that have occurred in the world of museums in the last five years It includes over 100 new diagrams supporting the text, a glossary, sources of information and support as well as a select bibliography Museum Basics is also now supported by its own companion website providing a wide range of additional resources for the reader.

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    1. I actually enjoyed reading this. This had some interesting points and very understandable. Had to read this for class, but a good read.

    2. good book for the beginners aiming to make their career in museology or obtaining some information regarding museology.

    3. This is essentially an introductory reference book to the basic principles and practices of running an efficient and effective musicological institution.In contrast to many skeptical studies of museums, Ambrose and Paine are remarkably optimistic about the secure survival of museums as cultural institutions. However, the authors place emphasis on effective marketing and visitor experience. Despite the authors' assertion that the museum's responsibility to its collection should be foremost, issue [...]

    4. For a basic guide, this is a good reference tool to assist in shaping a museum, a sound collections management policy, and marketing strategies for the museum. A visitor's experience perspective also helps museums understand how and why people come to specific places, and what they are expecting from museums. For the new curator especially, this management tool can assist with understanding how the focus on an institution's collections help shape the roles the museum can play. A great coverage o [...]

    5. There's certainly truth in advertising here. It's basic. Good, if dated, thoughts on metrics to consider in planning and exhibit design (i.e. Fry test; summative evaluation suggestions). Definitely a few laughs with the scolding take on deaccessioning collections and the segment on "computerisation."

    6. This was an introductory book to museums. It literally wrote out every single thing you might ever need. Plus its graphics were kinda funny.

    7. Basic overview of a broad array of mostly common sense stuff, but if you are starting from the very beginning or just need a refresher, it's a decent reference tool.

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