Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chap 6: ‘Building an Audience for the Twenty-First-Century Museum’ by Graham Black

This blog continues with an outline of my new book Museum Practice. In the last chapter in the section Graham Black is a strong advocate for ‘Building an audience for the 21st century museum.’ Writing from the direct experience as … Continue reading

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Chap 5: ‘Museum Measurement: Questions of Value’ by Carol A. Scott

In this blog I am featuring my new book Museum Practice: The contemporary museum at work. A crucial part of debates about what a museum does and why, which is allied to both policy and ethics, is the underlying framework … Continue reading

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Chap 4: ‘Reconceptualizing Museum Ethics for the Twenty-First Century: A View from the Field’ by Janet Marstine, Jocelyn Dodd, and Ceri Jones

In the next chapter on ethics, three scholars from the Museum Studies Department at the University of Leicester, Janet Marstine, Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones, deal with this important aspect of the regulatory environment in which museums are situated, and which … Continue reading

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Chap 3: ‘Policies, Frameworks, and Legislation: The Conditions Under Which English Museums Operate’ by Sara Selwood and Stuart Davies

Another other key parameter of the public museum environment is policy and legislation, which has not received as much attention in museum studies as it deserves. Two consultants from different backgrounds tackle this topic in Museum Practice: consultants Professor Sara Selwood … Continue reading

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Chap 2: ‘Governance: Guiding the Museum in Trust’ by Barry Lord and Rina Zigler

One of the most challenging areas of museum practice today is governance, and we often hear in the news about conflicts between directors and their boards as a result of different visions for the future of institutions. However, in today’s … Continue reading

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Chap 1: ‘The Essence of the Museum: Mission, Values, Vision’ by David Fleming

In the first chapter, David Fleming notes that museum management was something that until recently was regarded by some professionals with suspicion, back in the “dark days—not that long ago—when museums were run by an amateur cadre of egotistical directors … Continue reading

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