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Modern Museum Management

by: S.P. Gupta , Mohit Srivastava

This book scholarly examines various aspects of Museology and Museography. It discusses the origin of the word “museum” — its definition, types of museums, museum architecture, museum management and maintenance, famous museums of the world, besides the educational role of museums.

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ISBN: 9788124604458
Year Of Publication: 2010
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 157p.
Bibliographic Details : 20 B/W photographs; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 22
Weight: 250

Overview

This book is a scholarly effort to examine various aspects of Museology and Museography. It discusses the origin of the word “museum” — its definition, types of museums, famous museums of the world that have developed since the eighteenth century and the development of museums in India. It deals with the educational role of museums: its provision of non-formal, visual, recreational education through creating awareness by its various activities. It is concerned with different aspects of museum architecture. In a detailed study of museum management and maintenance, it takes up the mode of collection, documentation, exhibition and conservation of diverse items, as well as museum ethics and museum security. A special effort has been made to clarify the terms and concepts like marketing, orientation, evaluation, communication and administration which are deeply related to museums. The book deals with the role of some international organisations and conventions with regard to collection and preservation of materials. The attempt has been to simplify the subject and present its methodologies with clarity. This book will interest students of Museology and Conservation as also Museum Professionals as it provides useful guidelines about Curatorship.

Contents

Preface
1. Museum — Origin, Definition, Scope, Types and Development
Origin
Definition
Museology
Scope
Types
Development
Teaching of Museology in India
2. Educational Role of Museum
Museum and School Education
Contact with Schools and Teachers Training Programmes
Museum Visit
School Loan Services
Museum Corner
3. Museum Management
Collection
Documentation
Exhibition
Display or Presentation Techniques
4. Museum Architecture
Site
Functional Areas
5. Museum Security
Security against Theft
Electronic Devices
Security against fire
Fire fighting devices
6. Museum Marketing
Museum Product
Consumer
Promotion
Profit (Income Generation)
7. Museum Orientation
Pre-Visit Orientation
Arrival Orientation/Psychological Orientation
Orientation to Support Facilities or Wayfinding
Circulation
Orientation during Exhibit Viewing
Exit Orientation
8. Museum Evaluation
Front end Evaluation
Formative Evaluation
Summative Evaluation
Methods of Evaluation
Target Audience
Type of Evaluation
9. Museum Communication
Museum Communication inside the Museum
Guide Service
Film Show
Museum Publication
Information Label
Audio Devices
Gallery Talk
Dioramas and Models
Touch Screen Computers
Museum Library
Museum Shop
Museum Communication Outside the Museum
10. Museum Administration
Types of Museum according to the Administrative Set-up
11. Museum Infrastructure
Staff
Budget and Annual Action Plan
Annual Action Plan
Museum Equipments
Methods of Acquiring Objects
Stock Register
Verification
Obsolete Materials
Auction
Audit
12. Museum Ethics
13. Conservation of Museum Objects
Light
Humidity
Biological agents
Conservation Techniques
Setting up of Conservation Laboratory in a small Museum
14. International Organizations
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural
Property (ICCROM)
International Council on Monuments and Sites
World Federation of Friends of Museums
UNESCO
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Dr. S.P. Gupta, Ph.D., D. Litt. presently Chairman, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, is a specialist in field archaeology and art history who has been awarded several gold medals besides the Sir Mortimer Wheeler Prize for excellence in archaeology. He has worked and lectured in more than 30 countries of the world. He has authored a number of books including Disposal of the Dead and Physical Types in Ancient India (1971), Tourism, Museums and Monuments (1975), Archaeology of Soviet Central Asia and the Indian Borderlands -- two volumes (1978), The Roots of Indian Art (1980) -- the French edition of which was published in 1990, and Elements of Indian Art (2002). He has also edited many books and published about 50 articles in various journals and books.
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Mohit Srivastava (b. 1978) since 2004 has been working as a Curator with the Indraprastha Museum of Art and Archaeology, New Delhi. He did his MA in ‘Ancient Indian History’ and also in ‘Museology’; and cleared UGC-NET Exam (1999). Mr Srivastava was earlier Asst. Curator-cum-Manager (2002-04) with the International Roerich Memorial Trust at Naggar, Kullu (Himachal Pradesh). He has also published research articles in different journals of India.
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