ERIC Number: ED307216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Collections Management, Collections Maintenance, and Conservation.
American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Conservation of Cultural Property, Inc., Washington, DC.
This national survey of the state of the nation's museum collections investigates collection care policies and practices, conservation issues, and private sector and federal support for museum needs. It consists of two major projects and four additional information gathering projects. The Museum Collection Survey is designed to examine all major aspects of collections care and includes information on facilities, personnel, financial support, budgeting, and collection object information. It includes data from 364 museums of various types and budget levels, over 100 supporting statistical tables, a copy of the survey questionnaire, and reports of 12 on-site follow-up assessment visits. The Survey of Conservation Professionals and Facilities includes information on geographic distribution of conservation resources, areas of conservation specialization, educational backgrounds of conservation professionals, facilities and equipment, staff profiles, and research activities. This project investigates both living and non-living collections through a conservation professionals questionnaire (589 respondents), and a conservation facilities questionnaire (120 respondents). Copies of the questionnaires and 43 graphs and charts are included. The four additional information projects are: (1) "Conservation Information and Training Programs for Museum Professionals and the General Public"; (2) "Private Sector Support for Collection Needs"; (3) "Federal Funding of Conservation and Collections Management in Museums"; and (4) "Methods of Inventory Control and Collections Management." (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum Services.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Conservation of Cultural Property, Inc., Washington, DC.