ABSTRACT

Surveying over thirty different positions in the museum profession, this is the essential guide for anyone considering entering the field, or a career change within it.

From exhibition designer to shop manager, this comprehensive survey views the latest trends in museum work and the broad-ranging technological advances that have been made.

For any professional in the field, this is a crucially useful book for how to prepare, look for and find jobs in the museum profession.

part |1 pages

Part I: The museum world, its works and wonders

chapter |2 pages

Prologue

chapter 1|5 pages

So you want to work in a museum... why?

chapter 2|21 pages

Museums - yesterday and today

part |1 pages

Part II: Principles and standards of museums

chapter |2 pages

Prologue

chapter 4|8 pages

Governance

chapter 5|6 pages

Legal concerns

part |1 pages

Part III: What museum workers do - theory and practice

chapter |2 pages

Prologue

chapter 6|77 pages

Museum professional positions

chapter 7|9 pages

Volunteer-staff relations

part |1 pages

Part IV: Museum careers - where to start

chapter |5 pages

Prologue

chapter 8|20 pages

Training and preparation

chapter 9|24 pages

Where the jobs are - or are not

part |1 pages

Part V: Global perspectives

chapter |1 pages

Prologue

chapter 10|19 pages

Museums around the world

part |1 pages

Part VI: Views on the future in museums

chapter |4 pages

Prologue

chapter 11|26 pages

Museums - today and tomorrow