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Author Burcaw, George Ellis, 1921-

Title Introduction to museum work / G. Ellis Burcaw
Edition Third edition
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Altamira Press, [1997]


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 MELB  069.5 Bur/Itm 1997  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  069.5 Bur/Itm 1997  AVAILABLE
Description 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series American Association for State and Local History book series
American Association for State and Local History book series.
Contents Pt. I. Museums and collections. -- 1. Museum Defined. -- 2. Beginnings of the Museum. -- 3. Museums Today. -- 4. Museums and Museum Fields. -- 5. Organization and Support. -- 6. Collecting Theory: General and Science Museums. -- 7. Collecting Theory: History Museums. -- 8. Collecting Theory: Art Museums. -- 9. Registration and Cataloguing. -- 10. Care of Collections. -- 11. Security. -- Pt. II. Interpretation in the museum. -- 12. Use of Collections. -- 13. Permanent Exhibits. -- 14. Temporary Exhibits. -- 15. Visitors and Interpretation. -- 16. Education and Activities. -- 17. Museum Architecture. -- Pt. III. Museums and society. --18. Historic Preservation. -- 19. Philosophy and Public Image. -- 20. Practical Matters. -- 21. The Law. -- 22. Trends and Tomorrow
Summary Long regarded as one of the leading texts on museology, Introduction to Museum Work is now thoroughly revised and updated. While citing recent changes in the museum world, the third edition of Burcaw's classic work retains its useful philosophical orientation and convenient summary format. All the basics of museology are here - the central issues are discussed and definitions are given for all the terms museum workers need to know. Every chapter includes practical exercises making Burcaw's book ideal for the classroom or for novice museum workers
Analysis Museology
Notes Includes index
Previous ed.: 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 226-234) and index
Subject Museum exhibits.
Museum techniques.
LC no. 97004695
ISBN 0761989250 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0761989269 (paperback: acid-free paper)