The Curation and Care of Museum Collections

Author:   Bruce A Campbell ,  Christian Baars (National Museum Wales, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138589193


Pages:   206
Publication Date:   26 March 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Museum curators enter the profession with a specialist subject qualification and yet at some point in their career, many curators find themselves in charge of a range of collections outside of their expert knowledge. Interpreting, curating and caring for mixed collections demands of curators a wide range of knowledge and understanding. The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is designed to give curators the fundamental information and confidence they need to manage and care for all of the collections within their responsibility, regardless of their previous training and experience. 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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Author:   Bruce A Campbell ,  Christian Baars (National Museum Wales, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.576kg
ISBN:  

9781138589193


ISBN 10:   1138589195
Pages:   206
Publication Date:   26 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction Bruce A. Campbell and Christian Baars Section I: Collection Management 1. Archaeology Sara Wear 2. Art Alison Bevan 3. Ethnography Tony Eccles 4. Heritage Properties Emily Price 5. History Alexia Clark 6. Military Rachel Silverson 7. Natural Sciences Bruce A. Campbell 8. Collection Development Strategy Elizabeth A. Walker Section II: Collection Care 9. Archaeology Sara Wear 10. Art Alison Bevan 11. Ethnography Tony Eccles 12. Heritage Properties Emily Price 13. History Alexia Clark 14. Military Rachel Silverson 15. Natural Sciences Bruce A. Campbell 16. Collection Development Strategy Elizabeth A. Walker

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Bruce A. Campbell is an Associate Tutor at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. Christian Baars is Senior Preventive Conservator at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales in the UK.

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