A comprehensive bibliographic reference for students and others wishing to investigate the contemporary literature on museums and collections. The references are systematically arranged into sections including collections management, communication and exhibitions, museum education, material culture, the museums profession and museum management. Compiled from the research and teaching materials of the Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester it provides an essential resource for anyone studying, or working in, museums. Containing more than 4,000 references, this new bibliography provides ready access to the literature whether you are developing a disaster plan or visitor survey, or studying the history of museum education.

chapter 1|8 pages

Museum Context

chapter 2|16 pages

Collection Studies & Museum History

chapter 3|20 pages

Material Culture

chapter 4|56 pages

Collection Management

chapter 5|6 pages


chapter 6|34 pages

Communication & Exhibitions

chapter 7|22 pages

Museum Education

chapter 8|24 pages

Museum Services - Provision & Development

chapter 9|8 pages

Professional & Institutional Context

chapter 10|16 pages

Museum Management

chapter 11|6 pages

Museum Buildings

chapter 12|6 pages

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