Running a Museum: A Practical Handbook

Running a Museum: A Practical Handbook
  • © Unesco

The Handbook aims at providing an overview of the key aspects of museum management.

Each chapter of the Handbook provides practical guidelines and entry points for discussion. The main text in each chapter is accompanied by both supplementary information, such as key technical data and standards, suggestions for practical exercises, and discussion topics for internal use. Whether used by an individual professional, a small study group, participants in a training or staff development programme or exercise, or by the entire staff of a museum, it is a functional, constructive and user-friendly tool.

Download the Handbook (pdf, in English | Arabic)

The following subjects are covered in the publication:

  • The Role of Museums and the Professional Code of Ethics
  • Collections Management
  • Inventories and Documentation
  • Care and Preservation of Collections
  • Display, Exhibits and Exhibitions
  • Caring for the Visitor
  • Museum Education
  • Museum Management
  • Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Museum Security, including Disaster Preparedness
  • Illicit Traffic issues

How to develop Training Programmes using the Package?


 

Contact: Ms Nao Hayashi

  • Author(s): UNESCO/ICOM 
  • Publication Date: 02-02-2006