Collections Management (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies) by Anne Fahy

By Anne Fahy

Collections administration brings jointly prime papers exploring a number of the significant concerns affecting collections management.

Providing information regarding tasks and matters for an individual enthusiastic about collections administration, Fahy identifies the most matters in terms of amassing and disposal of collections and discusses why museums may still advance acceptable documentation systems.

Examining the prestige of study inside of museums, a few of the resources of recommendation when it comes to protection and addresses the fundamentals of coverage and indemnity, Collections administration is a useful and extremely useful creation to this subject for college kids of museum stories and museum execs.

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Museums and collections privately owned by individuals are not eligible for registration (see also 12–15 and 17–19 below). (b) Collects embraces all means of acquisition. It should also imply the museum’s possession of, or intention to acquire, substantial permanent collections in relation to its stated objectives (see also 17–19 below). (c) Documents emphasizes the obligation to maintain records (see also 20 below). (d) Preserves includes all aspects of conservation and security (see also 21 below).

9 The following names should be regarded as equivalent to ‘national’ and therefore subject to the above-mentioned criteria: International; World; Nation; Europe; European; United Kingdom; Great Britain; Britain; British; England; English; Scotland; Scottish; Wales; Welsh; Ulster; Northern Ireland; Northern Irish. , incorporated into their titles by statute or Royal Charter. g. British Telecom Museum. INSTITUTIONS INELIGIBLE FOR INDEPENDENT REGISTRATION BUT ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION AS PART OF A BROADLY BASED MUSEUM SERVICE 11 The following categories of institution will not be deemed eligible for registration unless they form part of a broadly based museum service which conforms with the registration guidelines: (a) Science centres and planetaria.

The result is a fairly detailed but highly workable manual. Requests to borrow the manual have come from museums across the United States as well as from institutions in Canada, Sweden, Poland, Iran, Japan, Finland, Germany, Bulgaria and Kenya, reflecting an increasing worldwide concern for professional collections management. Reference copies of the manual are available in the AAM offices and the Office of Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. Portions of our manual have been adapted from written policies of other institutions, principally the American Museum of Natural History and the Field Museum, while other portions have been the result of our own particular circumstances.

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