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Museums: A Place to Work : Planning Museum Careers - Jane R. Glaser

Museums: A Place to Work

Planning Museum Careers

By: Jane R. Glaser (Editor), Artemis A. Zenetou (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th May 1996
ISBN: 9780415127240
Number Of Pages: 324

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"Museums: A Place to Work" is the definitive guide to museum practices, to professional positions, and how to prepare, look for and find jobs. Designed to aid both the uninitiated and the professional, it is an extremely useful tool that uniquely projects museum career information in the total context of what a museum is and does.
World-wide, museums have become the central cultural and educational resource for preserving and interpreting cultural and natural history, making it extremely important that they attract the best, brightest and most creative people to work in them. This book, as no other, provides the guidance prospective museum professionals need to encourage them, to provide understanding and to assist them in pursuing a museum career.
"Museums: A Place to Work" covers all the issues involved in museums: the importance of ethics and professionalism, legal concerns, the descriptions and requirements of thirty professional positions, support positions, staff/volunteer relations and training and preparation. Its most unique feature are interviews with noted museums professionals who share their views of their museum careers.
With societal changes, advanced technologies, cultural diversity, gender issues, wider audiences, environmental problems, social change, and people with disabilities--all affecting the collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting, and interpreting operations of museums--this book educates the vast potential readership as to museum career for today and tomorrow.
Co-published with the Smithsonian Institution

So you want to work in a museum. ... Why?p. 5
Museums - yesterday and todayp. 10
Museum ethics: the essence of professionalismp. 35
Reprint of Code of Ethics for Museums (AAM)p. 41
Governancep. 47
Legal concernsp. 55
Museum professional positionsp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Positions: qualifications, duties and responsibilitiesp. 70
Assistant and support positionsp. 119
Interviews with museum professionalsp. 125
Volunteer-staff relationsp. 142
Training and preparationp. 158
Where the jobs are - or are notp. 178
Museums around the worldp. 206
Museums - today and tomorrowp. 231
Appendicesp. 257
App. A General bibliography, directories, list of bibliographies, museum-related journals, and salary and other surveysp. 259
App. B State, regional, national, and international professional museum-related organizations and their servicesp. 267
App. C Sources of funding for internships, fellowships, and researchp. 283
App. D Mission statements and organizational charts (examples)p. 285
Indexp. 296
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415127240
ISBN-10: 0415127246
Series: Heritage: Care-preservation-management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 30th May 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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