Burcaw. E.G. (1997). Introduction to Museum Work. (American Association for State and Local History). U.S.A., AltaMira Press.




Contents


Preface  
9
Part I
MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

1.
Museum Defined
13
2.
Beginnings of the Museum
24
3.
Museums Today
32
4.
Museums and Museum Fields
37
5.
Organization and Support
45
6.
Collecting Theory: General and Science Museums
56
7.
Collecting Theory: History Museums
63
8.
Collecting Theory: Art Museums
73
9.
Registration and Cataloguing
93
10.
Care of Collections
102
11.
Security
111
Part II
INTERPRETATION IN THE MUSEUM

12.
Use of Collections
121
13.
Permanent Exhibits
129
14.
Temporary Exhibits
144
15.
Visitors and Interpretation
150
16.
Education and Activities
158
17.
Museum Architecture
163
Part III
MUSEUMS AND SOCIETY

18.
Historic Preservation
171
19.
Philosophy and Public Image
183
20.
Practical Matters
193
21.
The Law
203
22.
Trends and Tomorrow
215

Recommended Resources
226

Index
235