Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning
Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right has been helping non-professionals learn the basics of museum planning for nearly three decades. This fully-revised, third edition will help you understand what you are getting into, evaluate prospects, avoid pitfalls, and take advantage of many kinds of available help. Addressing current and perennial issues facing new museums, from digital technologies to fund raising concerns, Starting Right takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a sound plan for starting your museum.
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2 How Can You Finance It?
3 Where Can You Get Help?
PART II NUTS AND BOLTS
4 Analyze for Essentials
5 Organize for Operation
6 Plan for Activities
7 Recruit the Human Resources
10 And If You Are Planning a Historic House Museum?
PART IV SOME BASIC DOCUMENTS
Appendix A Basic Organization Chart
Appendix B Board Membership Responsibilities Agreement
Appendix C Sample Museum Bylaws
Appendix D Sample Position Description for a Director
Appendix E Sample Certificate of Gift
Appendix F Standard Object Cataloguing Record
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