ERIC Number: ED137141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Manual for Museums.
Lewis, Ralph H.
This publication is designed to provide comprehensive information on the development and operation of a variety of types of museums. The first part of the book describes museum collections; included are chapters on what to acquire, how to acquire, preparing specimens, caring for a collection, using collections, and disposal of specimens. The second part is concerned with museum records and considers records, cataloging, and classifying. The third part of this manual focuses on furnished historic structure museums; chapters include development, housekeeping, protection, and interpretation. The fourth part is concerned with exhibit maintenance and replacement; chapters include maintaining the exhibit room, cleaning exhibits, maintaining outdoor exhibits, and repair of exhibits. The appendices include a variety of items including laws, fire safety, and a bibliography of museums. (RH)
Descriptors: Exhibits, Guides, History, Instructional Materials, Maintenance, Museums, Nature Centers, Program Development, Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 024-005-00643-5, $4.70)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
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