Things Great and Small

Collections Management Policies

John E. Simmons

Things Great and Small
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John E. Simmons

Distributed for American Alliance of Museums Press

208 pages | 8 x 10 1/2
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781933253039 Published December 2005
Collections care is a core responsibility for all museums that own, care for, or use collections. The foundation stone for good collections care is a good collections management policy. Things Great and Small is the first to comprehensively address how to write such a policy for any type of museum. Drawing on his extensive experience - as director of the University of Kansas museum studies program, collections manager at the university's museum of natural history, and surveyor for AAM's Museum Assessment Program - John Simmons reviews the issues that a collections management policy should address and the pros and cons of choosing one policy option over another.
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