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The Care And Handling Of Art Objects

Author : Marjorie Shelley
ISBN : 9781588397126
Genre : Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of works of art from antiquities to modern and contemporary material. Their preservation is a responsibility shared by the many individuals employed at the Museum who oversee and have direct contact with the collection on a daily basis. The Care and Handing of Art Objects—first published in the 1940s and continually updated—offers a guide to the best practices in handling and preserving works of art while on display, in storage and in transit. It explains many of the fundamental principles of conservation that underlie these methods. One of its goals is to make the complexities of caring for a collection readily accessible. The first part offers basic guidelines for the preservation of the diverse types of materials and art objects found in the Met. Each chapter addresses the physical characteristics specific to the particular category, and the environmental, handling and housing factors to which one should be alert to prevent damage and ensure their preservation. Written by experts in the respective specialty, it addresses the Museum’s vast holdings summarizing the most critical preservation issues, many of which are amplified by photographs. As the table of contents makes evident these range from paintings on canvas and works on paper and photographs to furniture and objects made of stone, wood and metals to arms and armor, upholstery, ethnographic materials and many others. Part II succinctly describes factors that affect the collection as a whole: among them, current environmental standards for temperature, relative humidity, light exposure, storage and art in transit. Based on Museum protocols it addresses emergency preparedness and response, and integrated pest management. For easy reference, it includes charts on storage and display conditions, on factors contributing to deterioration, and a glossary of conservation terms, principles, and housing materials referenced in the individual chapters. Drawing upon the knowledge of conservators, scientists, and curators from many different departments, as well as technicians and engineers whose expertise crosses boundaries of culture, chronology, medium and condition, The Care and Handing of Art Objects is primarily directed to staff at the Met. It is, no less, an invaluable resource for students, collectors, small museums, museum study programs, art dealers, and members of the public who want to enhance their understanding of how works of art are safeguarded and the role environment, handling and materials play in making this possible.
Category: Art

The Museum As A Space Of Social Care

Author : Nuala Morse
ISBN : 9781315461397
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the practice of community engagement in museums through the notion of care. It focuses on building an understanding of the logic of care that underpins this practice, with a view to outlining new roles for museums within community health and social care. This book engages with the recent growing focus on community participation in museum activities, notably in the area of health and wellbeing. It explores this theme through an analysis of the practices of community engagement workers at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in the UK. It examines how this work is operationalised and valued in the museum, and the institutional barriers to this practice. It presents the practices of care that shape community-led exhibitions, and community engagement projects involving health and social care partners and their clients. Drawing on the ethics of care and geographies of care literatures, this text provides readers with novel perspectives for transforming the museum into a space of social care. This book will appeal to museum studies scholars and professionals, geographers, organisational studies scholars, as well as students interested in the social role of museums.
Category: Business & Economics

Collection Care

Author : Brent Powell
ISBN : 9781442238831
Genre : Business & Economics
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Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects provides a solid overview of basic collection care procedures and policies. The topics covered address the decision making criteria and risk assessment solutions involved in the best practices for handling art and artifacts. Technical subjects will cover proven techniques, materials, equipment and address problem solving assessment and current solutions. The comprehensive overview of staff responsibilities, relationships and training will bring the book to a conclusion of addressing the unison of all professionals responsible for proper handling and caring for collections. Highlights include: This book provides both visual and narrative descriptions of current best practices for caring for collection objects. Emphasis is placed on risk assessment in the decision-making process with proven, accepted technical methods and materials. Detailed coverage of technical methods and methodologies for principles of proper handling, transport, and storage or two and three dimensional objects. Chapters will cover the institutional structure for managing, hiring, training both full and part time staff responsible for safely handling and caring of collection objects. 100 photographs, figures, and charts provide overall directions for collection care, preventive maintenance, and proper handling of objects.
Category: Business & Economics

Creativity And Learning In Later Life

Author : Shari Sabeti
ISBN : 9781317384885
Genre : Art
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Creativity and Learning in Later Life examines how processes such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ are experienced by writers who engage with the visual arts, and questions how age is perceived in relation to these processes. The author’s careful analysis challenges many of the assumptions on which museum education currently operates, contributing to wider debates surrounding the value of arts and cultural heritage education. Containing detailed descriptions of museum tours, viewers’ engagements with specific artworks, and the processes of creative writing and editing that result from such encounters, the book draws on a ground-breaking study to challenge the way in which the value of education and creative activity for older adult learners has been conceptualized in existing literature. It also demonstrates how learners adapt and subvert the intended pedagogies to suit their own needs and accommodate their ageing selves. Drawing on a spectrum of disciplines including education, anthropology, art history, sociology, museum studies and the practice and theory of creative writing, this book will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students, and researchers in a range of fields, as well museum practitioners, creative writing teachers and those working in adult and community education settings.
Category: Art

A Legal Primer On Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

Author : Marie C. Malaro
ISBN : 9781588343239
Genre : Art
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.
Category: Art

Caring For Our Collections Oral And Written Evidence

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Culture, Media, and Sport Committee
ISBN : 9780215034663
Genre : Museums
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Incorporating HCP 1624-i and ii, session 2005-06 previously unpublished
Category: Museums

Museums In Motion

Author : Edward Porter Alexander
ISBN : 075910509X
Genre : Business & Economics
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In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges. New material also includes a discussion of the children's museum as a distinct type of institution and an exploration of the role computers play in both outreach and traditional in-person visits.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
ISBN : 9780759119536
Genre : Business & Economics
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Small museums need affordable ways to provide care for their collections and the tools to lobby for additional funds for their long-term health. In this book, we offer practical tips for collections care, including preservation strategies for historic properties, strategies for managing collections, developing policies, and planning for the future of your museum's holdings.
Category: Business & Economics

The Social Work Of Museums

Author : Lois H. Silverman
ISBN : 9781135190491
Genre : Art
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Art

Handbook For Museums

Author : David Dean
ISBN : 9781135908447
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.87 MB
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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.
Category: Business & Economics

Curating Human Remains

Author : Myra Giesen
ISBN : 9781843838067
Genre : Social Science
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The difficult and sensitive issue of how museums and other repositories should treat human remains in their possession is here addressed through a number of important case studies.
Category: Social Science


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ISBN : UCSD:31822020881199
Genre : Home care services
File Size : 53.72 MB
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Category: Home care services

The Care Of Prints And Drawings

Author : Margaret Holben Ellis
ISBN : 0761991360
Genre : Reference
File Size : 24.34 MB
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Step-by-step instructions and enlightening photos and diagrams thoroughly educate you on parchment and paper care; mattings, hinging and framing; storage; basic conservation procedures; and other relevant topics.
Category: Reference

Care Of Collections

Author : Simon J. Knell
ISBN : 0415112850
Genre : Nature
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This volume provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care including conservation practice, the monitoring of control of light, relative humidity and atmospheric pollution, biological infestation and disaster planning.
Category: Nature

Caring For The Past

Author : Elizabeth Pye
ISBN : 1902916107
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 63.85 MB
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Caring for the Past discusses the evolution, philosophy and current practice of conservation. It is intended to encourage a better understanding of what conservation involves, and of how it can contribute to the study and enjoyment of the heritage. Issues affecting conservation and its future development are examined, and illustrated with examples.The principal focus of the book is on conservation of archaeological, ethnographic and museum objects, with reference to, and comparison with, conservation in other fields such as buildings and monuments, and fine and decorative arts. Topics include:* the context and scope of conservation, and its ethical and theoretical basis* history of conservation* meaning of objects and its effect on conservation* change and deterioration in materials and objects* issues in practice: decision-making, conservation procedures* working relations between conservators, curators and scientists* development of a conservation profession, training in conservation* communicating conservation and attracting public supportCaring for the Past will be of value to those wishing to explore ideas about conservation of archaeological and museum objects, including heritage or collections managers, archaeologists, museum curators, conservators and materials scientists. It will be particularly useful as a text for postgraduate courses in conservation, museum studies and cultural heritage management.
Category: Architecture

Introduction To Museum Work

Author : George Ellis Burcaw
ISBN : 0761989269
Genre : Business & Economics
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Long regarded as one the leading texts in 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. Accepted by the Documentation Center of the International Conference of Museums as exemplary of museum training, Introduction to Museum Work is used as a basic text in museum studies all over the world.
Category: Business & Economics

Museum Management

Author : Kevin Moore
ISBN : 9781134830657
Genre : Business & Economics
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Collecting a selection of essential writings by some of the leading authors in the field, Kevin Moore examines the developments in, and effectiveness of, museum management in a world dominated by new and exciting heritage and leisure attractions. The selected papers in Museum Management outline the development of museum management to date, the challenges museums currently face, and the key areas of future development in management and marketing practice, and addresses: strategic management issues: policy formulation, corporate planning and performance measurement human resource management financial management the importance of marketing. This volume is an invaluable introduction to the key issues, controversies and debates in the subject. It will be essential reading for all students, museum managers and staff who need to keep up to date with latest developments in this field.
Category: Business & Economics

Museum Ethics

Author : Gary Edson
ISBN : 9781134773954
Genre : Business & Economics
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A number of developments in the museum movement during the last few years have forced museums to give greater attention to ethical issues. Members of a profession are increasingly regarded constituting an ethical community. Every person with such a community must have a sense of personal obligation as well as a responsibilty for others to assure ethical achievement. This volume firmly places notions of ethics in the field of action. Museum Ethics considers the theoretical and practical elements of the philosophy of conduct in relation to critical contemporaty issues and museums. This discussion encompasses the procurement of artifacts, the rights of indigenous peoples, repatriation, the politics of display, the conservation of objects and the role of education, as well as the day-to-day management of a museum. All persons active in museum matters, whether custodian, curator, or trustee have an ethical obligation to the museum profession and the public. This volume will allow the professional and student to work towards a more responsible and responsive museum community.
Category: Business & Economics