Natural History Museums: Directions for Growth
Paisley S. Cato, Clyde Jones
Texas Tech University Press, 1991 - Education - 252 pages
All persons involved with natural history museums—from administrators to exhibit designers—will find this work useful. The chapters in the volume provide a general overview as well as address specific topics concerning the roles and functions of natural history museums. Topics in this survey include conservation, care, use, management, and preservation of collections; the role of exhibits and other educational materials, as well as ideas and guidelines for some exciting new approaches for this facet of natural history museums; and, in addition, useful information about possible sources of funding for natural history museums.
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Roles and Functions
THE NATURE OF UNIVERSITY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
WHAT IS A STATE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY?
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS AS A FUNCTION OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
ADDRESSING PRESERVATION CONCERNS AND MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF RESEARCH SPECIMENS
COLLECTIONS CARE IN A SMALL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
THE EVOLUTION OF EXHIBITIONS IN A NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
AN EXAMPLE IN CORPUS CHRISTI
NATURAL HISTORY LOAN MATERIALS FOR THE CLASSROOM
TRAVELING EXHIBITS AS A STRATEGY FOR UNIVERSITYSTATE MUSEUMS OF NATURAL HISTORY
THE ROLE OF NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS IN IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION IN RURAL SCHOOLS
FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
ANTHROPOLOGY IN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS
CONSERVATION PROBLEMS OF FLUIDPRESERVED COLLECTIONS
POLICIES CONCERNING THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF ANCILLARY PREPARATIONS IN VERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS COLLECTIO...
A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY COLLECTIONS
BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHRYBDIS
Exhibits and Education
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