The Manual of museum planning / edited by Gail Dexter Lord and Barry Lord

Lord, Gail Dexter [ed.] | Lord, Barry [ed.].
ISBN: 0112904831.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: London : HMSO, 1991Description: xvi, 361 p.Summary: This book brings together contributions from a wide range of specialist, to provide a comprehensive introduction to planning a museum capital project, whether it is an expansion, a renovation or a completely new building. It offers practical advice and guidance on all aspects of the museum planning process, from initial briefing to construction and implementation, and tackles the many important issues involved. For example: how can museums best serve their many communities, and plan to give access to all? How do museum planners ensure that collections and their care receive the priority they deserve? What are the pitfalls to avoid in selecting new sites for museums? The Manual of Museum Planning is essential rending for anyone involved in a capital project for a museum - museum professionals and trustees, architects and designers, developers and government agencies alike. (Font. Editor)
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This book brings together contributions from a wide range of specialist, to provide a comprehensive introduction to planning a museum capital project, whether it is an expansion, a renovation or a completely new building. It offers practical advice and guidance on all aspects of the museum planning process, from initial briefing to construction and implementation, and tackles the many important issues involved. For example: how can museums best serve their many communities, and plan to give access to all? How do museum planners ensure that collections and their care receive the priority they deserve? What are the pitfalls to avoid in selecting new sites for museums? The Manual of Museum Planning is essential rending for anyone involved in a capital project for a museum - museum professionals and trustees, architects and designers, developers and government agencies alike. (Font. Editor)

List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Contributors -- Preface by J Patrick Greene -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction: The Museum Planning Process / Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord -- I. Planning for people: 2. Museums and their Communities / Mark O'Neil ; 3. Towards Understanding the Needs of Museum Visitors / Paulette McManus ; 4. The Importance of Market and Feasibility Analysis / Ted Silberberg ; 5. Improving Public Access to Museums / Hugh A D Spencer -- II. Planning for Collections: 7. Planning for Collections Management / John Nicks ; 8. Planning for Preventive Conservation / Murray Frost ; 9. Planning for Safety and Security / Bryan Dovey ; 10. Planning for Information Management / John Perkins ; 11. Planning for Collections During a Building Project / Martha Morris -- III. Planning for Construction: 12. The Role of the Museum Director, Staff and Trustees in a Capital Project / J Patrick Greene ; 13. The Functional Programme as a Means of Design Control / Michael Lundholm ; 14. Preparing the Brief / Richard P Dober ; 15. Zoning as a Museum planning Tool / Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord ; 16. Project Management / Richard Harrison ; 17. Cost Control / Chris Davies ; 18. Selecting a Site / Brian Hall ; 19. Adapting Existing Buildings as Museums / Harold Kalman ; 20. The Architect's Role in the Implementation Process / Susan Carmichael ; 21. Conclusion: Making the Most of the Opportunity / Gail Dexter Lord, Barry Lord -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index

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