Care of Collections

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Simon J. Knell
Psychology Press, 1994 - Museum conservation methods - 282 pages
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Often overlooked by the public, the central interests of museums are collections and their conservation and use. It is this relationship with collections which separates museums from other educational and heritage institutions.- from publisher.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The museum some definitions
13
Some definitions of museum
15
The Museums Charter
17
Thinking about museums
19
The museum as a staging ground for symbolic action
21
How sweet it is cultural politics in Barbados
26
A sense of purpose rethinking museum values and strategies
33
Museum sector workforce survey an analysis of the workforce in the museum gallery and heritage sector in the United Kingdom
164
Image and selfimage
172
Museum director as manager
177
The state of pay
186
Are you sitting comfortably? Are equal opportunities a luxury?
192
Women and museums
212
Common ground
227
Professionalism
229

The principles of museum administration
41
Museums for the year 2000 a case for continuous revolution
47
Museum futures
51
Pierro della Francesca and the trainspotters
55
Making up is hard to do
62
Museum as dialogue
67
The future of history museums
71
The proper business of the museum ideas or things?
82
Visiting and evaluating museums
90
Museums UK
95
The museum scene
97
The National Audit Office report on museums Britains museums deliver the product
103
Public palaces or private places?
107
Purpose of museums and special characteristics of independents
112
Higher concerns
116
The museums profession
125
Curatorial identity
127
Defining curation
142
Crosscommunity curatorial competences
147
The American art director as professional results of a survey
154
A new professionalism
231
Scholarship or selfindulgence?
237
Scholarship and the public
247
The ongoing pursuit of professional status
251
Ethics constructing a code
257
Codes of ethical conduct
263
Tentative code of museum ethics
265
Code of ethics for museums
271
Code of professional ethics
277
Code of conduct for museum professionals
293
Institutional standards
305
Setting standards for museums
307
Registration Scheme for museums and galleries in the United Kingdom Second phase Draft for Consultation
311
No objects no money no venue no problem
324
Guidelines on disability and quality of service for museums and galleries in the United Kingdom
326
Code of practice for museum authorities
336
Performance assessment in museums
345
Further reading
353
Index
354
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