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The AAM Guide to Collections Planning

Author : James B. Gardner
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"This AAM guide will help your museum create a collections plan ... The authors discuss building an intellectual framework, writing the plan itself, the planning process, and the challenges of museum politics."--Page 4 of cover.

Stewardship Collections and Historic Preservation

Author : Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
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Proper collections care, planning, and conservation is an essential responsibility for a museum of any size, but funding for these obligations often falls to the bottom of funding priorities because its constituencies are the quietest. Small museums need affordable ways to provide basic care for their collections and the tools to lobby for additional funds for the long-term health of collections. Small museums often do not have staff expertise on the maintenance and preservation of these large and expensive pieces of history. This book offers practical tips for collections care, including preservation strategies for historic properties and a primer on managing potential harms to your artifacts.

Mobile Apps for Museums

Author : Nancy Proctor
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Mobile is changing the way museums do business-whether they are aware of it or not. As 'the people formerly known as the audience' increasingly expect information and experiences on demand, whenever and wherever they are, the market is growing for mobile products and services for and about museums. With today's new networked mobile devices-smartphones, tablet computers and Wi-Fi-enabled media players-two-way communication models are now easier and on the rise. And as the rise of mobile, and mobile apps specifically, reshapes the museum's thinking about its digital interfaces, it broadens access to the museum exponentially. Not only are more people able to connect with the museum through their mobile devices, but there is also the potential for them to personalize their museum experience, integrating collections, exhibitions and other offerings into a much broader range of use-case scenarios than we have ever imagined. The museum can not only enter people's homes and classrooms, but can also be part of their daily commutes, their international travel, their work and leisure activities as never before. How will museums understand and cater to this huge range of contexts and demands for cultural content? This collection of thoughtful essays and insightful case studies by leading practitioners is intended to help guide the museum in its planning and strategy as it explores this exciting new terrain. Mobile Apps for Museums examines the promise and potential of mobile apps in expanding exponentially the museum's audience outreach and engagement.

Museum Practice

Author : Conal McCarthy
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Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections

Author : Angela Kipp
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Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The target audience are museum professionals with a basic training in collections care that are confronted with collections that are either large in numbers (1000+ artifacts) or stored confusingly, or both. The book is a step-by-step guide how to approach this situation, assuming that there's nothing to start with but a collection that has to be accessioned and the person who is assigned to do it. It is about how to bring order into the chaos, to define what is needed in terms of time, money, staff and material, to spot facility issues and potential dangers, and to use the power of networking to solve an otherwise unsolvable task. Many chapters conclude with “logical exits,” the points at which the collection in a condition that allows you to leave it for the next curator to take over. A common issue is that time frames are often so tight that the target of having the collection in good shape at the end of a contract or at a fixed date can’t be met. Another common scenario may be that other projects become more important and you have to stop working on the collection, which might sound familiar to many directors of small museums. “Logical exits” are the points you can do this without risking that everything you’ve done so far or since the last “logical exit” was a waste of time. For contractors those “logical exits” might serve as orientation points when negotiating the work that has to be done on the collection.

Collections Care and Stewardship

Author : Juilee Decker
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Collections Care and Stewardship: Innovative Approaches for Museums considers best practices and innovations related to documenting collections with regard to movement and safe handling of items for transport, display, photography, and treatment; collections storage; and information-sharing within and beyond the museum.


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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

Author : Marie C. Malaro
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.

American Book Publishing Record

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Carolina Comments

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Planning the Documentation of Museum Collections

Author : David Andrew Roberts
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Starting Right A Basic Guide to Museum Planning

Author : Gerald George
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Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning uses straightforward, non-technical language to share the basics of museum planning in an evening’s read. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums, including the increasing use of digital technologies.

The AAM Guide to Provenance Research

Author : Nancy H. Yeide
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"The AAM Guide to Provenance Research is a much-needed contribution for scholars, professional researchers, and those who shape policy. Here in one volume is a historical overview, description of current methodology, invaluable indices, inventories, and lists of current databases-in-progress." -- Back cover.

Protecting Historic Architecture and Museum Collections from Natural Disasters

Author : Barclay G. Jones
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Guide to Federal Funding for Governments and Nonprofits

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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Author : Allen Kent
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Vol. 73: index to v. 48-72.

Population and History

Author : Daniel F. Doeppers
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College Research Libraries News

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