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Collections Management : Leicester Readers in Museum Studies - Anne Fahy

Collections Management

Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

By: Anne Fahy (Editor)

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Published: 15th December 1994
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Collections Management brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management.

Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of collections and discusses why museums should develop appropriate documentation systems.

Examining the status of research within museums, the various sources of advice relating to security and addresses the basics of insurance and indemnity, Collections Management is an invaluable and very practical introduction to this topic for students of museum studies and museum professionals.

Series Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Collections Management Policiesp. 9
Collection Management Policiesp. 11
Evolving a Policy Manualp. 29
Guidelines for a Registration Scheme for Museums in the United Kingdomp. 35
A Framework for Managementp. 66
Acquisitions and Protecting Cultural Propertyp. 79
Museums and the Horrors of Warp. 81
Export Licensing Unit, 1993: Uk Export Licensing System for Works of Art, Antiques, Collectors' Items, Etcp. 84
Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Propertyp. 89
Law and Diplomacy in Cultural Property Mattersp. 97
Collecting for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 122
Hambledon Cricket Club Account Book: One of Six Offers the Government Accepts in Lieu of Tax (Press Release)p. 126
Acceptance in Lieup. 128
Legislation Relating to the Acquisition and Disposal of Museum Collections in the United Kingdomp. 131
The Bowes Museum Canaletto Appealp. 142
Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (Prism) Grant Fundp. 146
The Science Museum Fundp. 151
Victoria & Albert Museum 1992 Purchase Grant Fundp. 155
De-Accessioning and Disposalp. 159
Disposals from Museum Collections: a Note on Legal Considerations in England and Walesp. 161
Infamous De-Accessionsp. 168
Attitudes to Disposal from Museum Collectionsp. 172
Scottish Sensep. 182
Documentationp. 185
Why Museum Computer Projects Failp. 187
Museum Information Systems: the Case for Computerizationp. 198
Cataloguing Collections-Erratic Starts and Eventual Success: a Case Studyp. 211
Researchp. 215
Foreign Ethnographic Collections Research Programmep. 217
Scholarship and the Publicp. 219
Collections Research: Local, National and International Perspectivesp. 224
Securityp. 233
Security is Everybody's Businessp. 235
Museum and Gallery Securityp. 239
A Case Study of a Museum Thiefp. 244
Protection, Security and Conservation of Collectionsp. 251
Insurance and Indemnityp. 275
Liability Risk Management for Museumsp. 277
Insurance and Indemnityp. 284
Indemnity Arrangements for Local Museums, Galleries and Other Non-Governmental Bodiesp. 288
Further Readingp. 297
Indexp. 298
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ISBN: 9780415112826
ISBN-10: 0415112826
Series: Leicester Readers in Museum Studies
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th December 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1