Museum Volunteers : Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers, Paperback Book

Museum Volunteers : Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers Paperback

Part of the Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management series

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Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums.

Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism. This book:* reviews research on the changing priorities of museums* examines a form of volunteering that has provided benefits to all participants in an activity similar to museum interpretation - student tutoring* describes and analyses the strengths of five exceptional volunteer programmes in Canada and the USA* reports the finding of five volunteer programmes set up and managed by the authors in the Science Museum, London* examines the development process of the pilot studies and the consequent establishment of a permanent volunteer programme in the Science Museum, London* discusses the mutual benefits that volunteer programmes can bring to museums and volunteers* offers suggestions on the practical day-to-day management and administration of volunteers. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the management and administration of a museum, or, is thinking of offering their services to a museum as a volunteer.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Society & culture: general
  • ISBN: 9780415510479

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