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  • Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planningby Gerald George; Carol Maryan-George

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning uses straightforward, non-technical language to share the basics of museum planning in an evening?s read. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums, including the increasing use of digital technologies.... more...

  • Museum Administrationby Hugh H. Genoways; Lynne M. Ireland

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 38.99

    Museum Administration is the handbook for students, new professionals, and anyone who needs to know what goes into running a museum. The authors cover everything from basic organization to human resource management, with case studies and exercises to help reinforce the text. Includes an extensive bibliography and appendices. more...

  • Museum Marketingby Ruth Rentschler; Anne-Marie Hede

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95

    Museums have moved from a product to a marketing focus within the last ten years. This has entailed a painful reorientation of approaches to understanding visitors as ?customers?; new ways of fundraising and sponsorship as government funding decreases; and grappling with using the internet for marketing. This book brings the latest in marketing thinking... more...

  • The Manual of Museum Managementby Gail Dexter Lord; Barry Lord; Georgina Bath; Ian Blatchford; Isabel Cheng; David Edwards; Eleanor Goldhar; Willis Hartshorn; Amy Kaufman; David Loye; Kate Markert; Francesca Merlino; Laura Miller; Ashley Prymas; Janera Solomon; Peter Wilson

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    The Manual of Museum Management presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the principles of museum organization, the ways in which people work together to accomplish museum objectives, and the ways in which museums, large and small, can function most effectively. more...

  • Legaciesby Steven Lubar; Kathleen M. Kendrick

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of... more...

  • The Birth of the Museumby Tony Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition,... more...

  • Museum Revolutionsby Simon J. Knell; Suzanne MacLeod; Sheila Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This single-volume museum studies reference title explores the ways in which museums are shaped and configured and how they themselves attempt to shape and change the world around them. Written by a leading group of museum professionals and academics from around the world and including new research, the chapters reveal the diverse and subtle means... more...

  • Museums in a Troubled Worldby Robert R. Janes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities ? suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is... more...

  • The Engaging Museumby Graham Black

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    This very practical book guides museums on how to create the highest quality experience possible for their visitors. Creating an environment that supports visitor engagement with collections means examining every stage of the visit, from the initial impetus to go to a particular institution, to front-of-house management, interpretive approach and... more...

  • Community Spacesby Elizabeth Crooke

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Combining research that stretches across all of the social sciences and international case studies, Elizabeth Crooke here explores the dynamics of the relationship between the community and the museum. Focusing strongly on areas such as Northern Ireland, South Africa, Australia and North America to highlight the complex issues faced by museums... more...