Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning

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Rowman Altamira, 2004 - Business & Economics - 158 pages
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Here in this second edition, updating the original by Gerald George and Cindy Sherrell-Leo, you will find out in straightforward language what a museum is—philosophically and historically—some pros and cons of establishing your museum, up-to-date resource lists, and good basic advice on all aspects of museums from the choice of a building through collections care, registration, exhibitions, conservation, staffing, financial management, and fund raising.
 

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Contents

Respect Is the Overall Rule
3
Help Is All around You
13
Support Is the First Consideration
33
And If You Dont Want to Do All That?
45
And If You Are Planning a Historic House Museum?
57
HOW BEST TO GO ABOUT IT
61
Analyze for Essentials
63
Organize for Operation
75
SOME BASIC DOCUMENTS
127
Basic Organization Chart
129
Board Membership Responsibilities Agreement
131
Sample Museum Bylaws
133
Typical Museum Budget List
141
Sample Position Description for a Director
143
Sample Certificate of Gift
145
Standard Object Cataloging Record
147

Plan for Activities
85
Recruit the Human Resources
103
Now Will It Really Work?
115
Index
149
About the Authors
157
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Museum Management
Kevin Moore
Limited preview - 1994
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Gerald George is the former executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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