A comprehensive bibliographic reference for students and others wishing to investigate the contemporary literature on museums and collections. The references are systematically arranged into sections including collections management, communication and exhibitions, museum education, material culture, the museums profession and museum management. Compiled from the research and teaching materials of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester it provides an essential resource for anyone studying, or working in, museums. Containing more than 4,000 references, this new bibliography provides ready access to the literature whether you are developing a disaster plan or visitor survey, or studying the history of museum education.
Table of Contents
Contents: Museum Context: Museums - an introduction; Museums UK; Museums Western Europe; Museums America; Collection Studies & Museum History: General; Britain; Europe; America; Asia & Australasia; Material Culture: Theory; General; Animal Derivative; Ceramic; Glass; Man-made; Metalwork; Painter's Materials; Photography; Printing; Stone; Textile; Vegetable; Woodwork; Fakes; Collection Management: General; Acquisition; Acquisition Law; Documentation; Computer Documentation; Conservation Issues; Conservation Practice; Conservation Laboratories; Relative Humidity; Light; Atmospheric Pollutants Infestation Storage; Handling, Packing & Transport; Insurance & Indemnity; Disaster Planning; Security; Disposal; Research: General; Environmental Recording; Communication & Exhibitions: Communication Theory; Visitor Studies; Languages & Texts; Exhibition Theory; Exhibition Practice; Evaluation of Exhibitions; Museum Education: Educational Role of Museums; Museum Education Theory; History of Museum Education; Museum Education and Children; Museum Education and Adults; Evaluation of Museum Education Programmes; Museum Services Provision & Development: Museums & Communities; Children's Museums; Special Needs Provision; Science & Discovery Centres; Site Interpretation; Enquiries; Publication; Museum Restaurants & Shops; Professional & Institutional Context: Museums Profession; Museum Professionalism; Codes of Conduct; Institutional Standards; Governing Bodies; Museum Management: Management in Museums; Policy, Planning & Performance; Managing People; Financial Management; Managing Museum Sites; Project Management; Marketing Museums; Museum Buildings; Information Sources: Abstracts; Bibliographies; Directories; Periodicals; Author Index.
'for students and scholars in the field of museum studies and related disciplines, this is the most comprehensive, focused bibliographical resource available.' General Reference Works