The Manual of Museum Planning

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Architecture - 462 pages
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Over the past decade, The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for those concerned with the planning, design, construction, renovation, or expansion of a museum or public gallery. The fully revised second edition of this hugely successful book not only updates the first but also adds chapters on visitors with special needs, fund-raising feasibility studies, institutional planning, and other subjects. An essential resource for all museum professionals as well as trustees, architects, designers, and government agencies involved with the dynamic world of museums and galleries. Visit the authors' web page
 

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Contents

Introduction The Museum Planning Process
1
11 Definition of Museum Planning
2
13 Plan the Planning
4
14 CostEffectiveness of Planning
5
15 Museum Growth
6
16 Organisation of This Manual
7
Planning for People
19
Museums and Their Communities
21
The Role of the Museum Director Stuff and Trustees in a Capital Project
257
132 The Brief
260
133 Design
262
134 Construction Documentation
265
136 Commissioning
267
137 Evaluation
268
FundRaising Feasibility Studies
269
142 The Need for Objectivity
270

22 Introverts and Extroverts
22
24 Planning to Serve Communities
26
25 Facility Needs
35
26 Living in the Present
36
Institutional Planning
39
32 Setting Objectives and Priorities
40
33 Institutional Status
47
34 Institutional Context
51
Meeting the Needs of Museums
55
41 The Implication of Lifelong Learning
56
42 Key Determinants of Visitor Experiences
57
43 Methods to Learn More About Visitor Experiences
60
44 Planning for the Total Visitor Experience
65
Visitors with Special Needs
69
52 Mobility Deficits
70
54 Communication Deficits
71
55 Comprehension Deficits
72
57 The Cost of Accessibility
73
59 General Design Principles
74
Importance of Market and Financial Feasibility Analysis
85
61 Identification of Existing and Potential Market Segments
86
62 Selection of Target Markets
94
63 Marketing Strategies and Plans
96
64 Financial Feasibility Studies
98
Planning for Collections
107
Collections Management
109
72 The Policy Framework
115
73 Forecasting Space and Facility Needs
128
reformation Technology
141
82 People are Part of IT Systems too
142
84 Specifying Information Requirements
144
85 Specifying Operational Requirements
148
86 Procuring an Appropriate System
150
87 Implementing the System
151
88 Planning for a More Complex Collection Information System
152
89 Useful Sources of Advice
153
Exhibition Development
155
92 An Overview of the Exhibition Planning Process
157
93 Special Concerns of Exhibition Planning
162
94 Exhibition Spaces
167
Planning for Preventive Conservation
175
102 Fire Security and Safety Factors
185
103 Design Specifications
191
104 Conclusion
215
Safety and Security
217
112 Protecting Premises
221
113 Protecting Collections
232
114 Protecting People
236
115 Summary
244
Planning for Collections During a Building Project
245
121 Planning the Move
246
122 Collections Care
248
123 Accountability
250
124 Temporary Storage
251
125 Special Issues
252
126 Monitoring the Project
253
Planning for Construction
255
143 Preparing for a FundRaising Feasibility Study
271
145 Performing the Study
273
146 Giving Potential
278
147 Climate and Timing
279
148 Presenting the Feasibility Study to the Board
281
Zoning as a Museum Planning Tool
283
152 An Example of Zoning Analysis
286
153 Summary
287
The Functional Programme or Brief
289
162 Functional Programme Methodology
292
163 Functional Programme or Brief Contents
298
164 Variations in Functional Programme Scope
312
165 Putting the Functional Programme to Work
315
Project Management
321
172 The Role of the Project Manager
322
173 Methods of Project Management
324
174 Selection of Consultants
327
175 Selection of Contractors
328
176 Conclusion
329
Selecting a Site
331
182 Ways to Clarify the Site Evaluation Process
332
183 Reducing a Long List of Site Options to a Short List
333
184 Museological Issues
334
185 Selecting the Criteria for a Site Evaluation Process
337
186 Developing a Weighting System and Rating Scale
338
187 Compelling Factors Which May Take Precedence Over the Site Evaluation Process
339
188 Development Partnerships
341
189 Who Should Carry Out Site Evaluation?
343
Adapting Existing Buildings as Museums
345
192 Selecting a Building
346
193 Means of Tenure
347
194 Location
348
196 Building Fabric and Structure
350
197 Building Regulation or Code Requirements
351
198 Conservation Requirements
353
199 Economic Benefits
354
Cost Control
357
201 Levels of Cost Control
358
202 Cost Factors Specific to Museums
360
203 Project Cost Control
365
204 Strategic Cost Control
377
205 Management of Cost Control
380
206 Managing Consultants
384
207 Summary
387
DEFINITION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING WORK
388
SCHEDULE FOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONSULTANTS QUANTITY SURVEYOR
390
Architects Role in the Implementation Process
391
212 The Role of Architects and Engineers
395
213 Stages in the Selection Process for Architects and Other Building Specialists
398
214 Methods of Payment
405
Useful Adresses
409
Conclusion
411
Glossary
413
References
421
Further Reading
423
Index
445
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About the author (1999)

Barry Lord is co-founder and director of Lord Cultural Resources Planning and Management Ltd. He has worked as a curator, art critic, historian, museum education officer, and since 1981 as a museum planner throughout Canada, the USA, the UK, continental Europe, Australia, and both East and West Asia. He was co-editor of Planning Our Museums (1983) and co-author of The Cost of Collecting (1989) and The Manual of Museum Management (1997). Barry has taught museum planning and management in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Gail Dexter Lord is co-founder and director of Lord Cultural Resources Planning and Management Ltd. She has worked as an art critic and cultural animator and since 1981 has directed several hundred museum planning studies in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America and is a favorite speaker at conferences and in university courses on this subject on all these continents. She was also co-editor of Planning Our Museums (1983) and co-author of The Cost of Collecting (1989) and The Manual of Museum Management (1997).

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