Introduction to Museum Work
Long regarded as one the leading texts in museology, Introduction to Museum Work is 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.
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The pages on this edition are very different than the print edition, making it hard to complete assignments. There are also quite a few typos compared to the print edition, which is very annoying when I paid money for this book.
Beginnings of the Museum
Museums and Museum Fields
Organization and Support
Collecting Theory General and Science Museums
Collecting Theory History Museums
Collecting Theory Art Museums
Visitors and Interpretation
Education and Activities
Museums and Society
Philosophy and Public Image