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Museum Basics

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Drawing from a wide range of experience, the authors propose the simple ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organised on a modular basis Museum Basics provides a basic guide to best practice' in every aspect of museum work, from museum organisation, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. It is designed ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 19th 1993 by Routledge
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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 ...more
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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