Monthly Archives: July 2014

Museum Practice Introduction: Grounding Museum Studies

As editor of this volume, I see myself operating between the academy and the industry, a scholar of museum studies who has also worked as a museum professional. Reflecting this duality, the book is framed as an academic project which … Continue reading

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Grounding museum studies: Introducing practice Conal McCarthy   Section one Priorities: 1. The essence of the museum: Mission, values, vision David Fleming 2. Governance: Guiding the museum in trust Barry Lord 3. Policies, frameworks and legislation: The conditions under … Continue reading

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Museum Practice: An Overview

When a collection manager documents an object, a curator writes a label, an educator leads a tour group, a director attends a board meeting, or a visitor walks through an exhibition—these are the forms of museum practice the public are … Continue reading

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Museum Practice: Showcasing a new edited book

I have finished my latest book, which has now gone into production. It is an edited collection called: Museum practice: The contemporary museum at work which is being published early next year by Wiley Blackwell. It contains an introduction, 25 chaps, and two afterwords. … Continue reading

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