Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions On-line Course

Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions On-line Course

$499.00
SKU: ms209
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Description:

Acquiring and holding collections impose specific legal, ethical and professional obligations. Museums must ensure proper management, preservation and use of their collections. A well-crafted collections management policy is key to collections stewardship. Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions helps participants develop policies that meet professional and legal standards for collections management. Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions teaches the practical skills and knowledge needed to write and implement such a policy. The course covers the essential components and issues a policy should address. It also highlights the role of the policy in carrying out a museum's mission and guiding stewardship decisions. Participants are expected to draft collections management policies.

Course Outline:

1. The Principles of Collections Management

2. Collections Stewardship: The Role of a Collections Management Policy

3. Policy Versus Procedure

4. Issues to Consider When Developing a Collections Management Policy

5. Essential Components of a Collections Management Policy

6. Monitoring and Revision

7. Potential Problems

8. Emerging Issues

9. Drafting a Collections Management Policy

Course Textbook: John E. Simmons, Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, American Association of Museums, 2006, 208 pages

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Description:

Acquiring and holding collections impose specific legal, ethical and professional obligations. Museums must ensure proper management, preservation and use of their collections. A well-crafted collections management policy is key to collections stewardship. Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions helps participants develop policies that meet professional and legal standards for collections management. Collections Management Policies for Museums and Related Institutions teaches the practical skills and knowledge needed to write and implement such a policy. The course covers the essential components and issues a policy should address. It also highlights the role of the policy in carrying out a museum's mission and guiding stewardship decisions. Participants are expected to draft collections management policies.

Course Outline:

1. The Principles of Collections Management

2. Collections Stewardship: The Role of a Collections Management Policy

3. Policy Versus Procedure

4. Issues to Consider When Developing a Collections Management Policy

5. Essential Components of a Collections Management Policy

6. Monitoring and Revision

7. Potential Problems

8. Emerging Issues

9. Drafting a Collections Management Policy

Course Textbook: John E. Simmons, Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, American Association of Museums, 2006, 208 pages