Comprising two sections — Museum Collections, and Collection Development and Care — the chapters cover archaeology, art, history, military and natural sciences collections, as well as heritage properties. Every chapter in the book is focused on one type of collection, but all chapters in the collection management section contain advice on topics such as organisational philosophy, documentation, legal issues and materials in order to provide a useful and comprehensive guide to managing collections. The collection care section is structured in the same way, considering the issues of storage; display; handling; moving; packing; housekeeping; health and safety; emergency preparedness; and pest, pollution, environmental, light and vibration management. The contributors to this book are experienced museum professionals, each with their own specialism and a deep understanding of what it means to work in the context of mixed collections. Providing a highly practical guide, The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is essential reading for curators working in all types of museums, galleries and heritage sites, and for students of museology courses around the world.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This updated second edition reference work looks at recent developments in the field internationally and in terms of new theories and practices.
The ecomuseum phenomenon has grown dramatically in recent years. There is now no one ecomuseum model, but a philosophy that has been adapted and moulded for use in a variety of situations. With many more ecomuseums being established, the international appeal and reach of the idea grows; these changes are reflected in the 'geographical' sections of this volume. This edition has been updated to cover recent theories and practices that have resonance with ecomuseums, such as the notions of cultural landscapes, intangible cultural heritage, biosphere reserves, slow cities, slow food, ecovillages, and cultural tourism.
It also looks at the huge changes in electronic communication that have led to notions of virtual ecomuseums and new approaches to making meaning of places and objects. Read more Read less. His research interests include the history of museums, the history of natural history and environmentalism, and ecomuseums. He is the author of several books, including Museums and the Natural Environment and with Christine Jackson Sir William Jardine: a life in natural history , also published by Continuum.
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