ERIC Number: ED104673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: N/A
The Organization of Museums: Practical Advice. Museums and Monuments, IX.
Adams, Philip R.; And Others
This manual deals with the organization of museums. The manual includes 10 chapters written by different people involved in museum work in various parts of the world. Chapter I, The Museum and Its Functions, deals with such topics as definition, collecting, identifying, and recording. Chapter II considers the administration of museums. Chapter III, The Staff, considers the curatorial staff, office staff, guards, and others. Chapter IV deals with museums and research. The visitor is discussed in Chapter V. A discussion of the role of education (who, when, where, why and how) in museums is contained in Chapter VI. Chapter VII looks at the museum laboratory. Inorganic and organic material storage conditions, accessibility, and storage records are discussed in Chapter VIII. Chapter IX looks at the exhibit, planning, setting, lighting, and other exhibit-related topics. Chapter X is a discussion of museum architecture. Most chapters include a bibliography, appendix and/or summary. A foreword, conclusion, and illustrations are also included. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Administration, Architecture, Arts Centers, Conservation Education, Educational Facilities, Environmental Education, Facilities, Guides, Museums, Organization, Science Education, Social Studies, Staff Utilization
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).