9780761989264

Introduction to Museum Work

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761989264

  • ISBN10:

    0761989269

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-01
  • Publisher: Altamira Pr

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Summary

Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work in now thoroughly revised and updated. While citing recent changes in the museum world, the third edition of Burcaw's classic work retains its useful philosophical orientation and convenient summary format. All the basics of museology are here--the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know. Every chapter includes practical exercises making Burcaw's book ideal for the classroom or for novice museum workers. Accepted by the Documentation Center of the International Conference of Museums as exemplary of museum training, Introduction to Museum Work is used as a basic text in museum studies all over the world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Museum Definedp. 13
Beginnings of the Museump. 24
Museums Todayp. 32
Museums and Museum Fieldsp. 37
Organization and Supportp. 45
Collecting Theory: General and Science Museumsp. 56
Collecting Theory: History Museumsp. 63
Collecting Theory: Art Museumsp. 73
Registration and Cataloguingp. 93
Care of Collectionsp. 102
Securityp. 111
Use of Collectionsp. 121
Permanent Exhibitsp. 129
Temporary Exhibitsp. 144
Visitors and Interpretationp. 150
Education and Activitiesp. 158
Museum Architecturep. 163
Historic Preservationp. 171
Philosophy and Public Imagep. 183
Practical Mattersp. 193
The Lawp. 203
Trends and Tomorrowp. 215
Recommended Resourcesp. 226
Indexp. 235
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