Manual of Heritage Management / Edited by Richard Harrison

Harrison, Richard [ed.] | Association of Independent Museums.
ISBN: 0750608226.Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann : Association of Independent Museums, 1994Description: 425 p.Summary: The Manual of Heritage Management is designed to satisfy the considerable and expanding need in the heritage field for a volume of practical, authoritative information on good management practice. Published at the initiative of the Association of Independent Museums, the manual is for those concerned with managing aspects of natural habitats landscapes archaeological sites and historical structures including the urban environment, both in the UK and overseas. It discusses basic principles such as research and conservation and covers the marketing operation of heritage sites. Case studies are included to illustrate the five main sections: vision, strategy and corporate planning, conserving the natural and man-made heritage, funding and operations management, interpretation and presentation, marketing. All those working in the field of heritage management will find this an invaluable and practical reference book with its comprehensive approach to management in these growing and vitally important sectors of our cultural heritage. (Font: Editor)
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The Manual of Heritage Management is designed to satisfy the considerable and expanding need in the heritage field for a volume of practical, authoritative information on good management practice. Published at the initiative of the Association of Independent Museums, the manual is for those concerned with managing aspects of natural habitats landscapes archaeological sites and historical structures including the urban environment, both in the UK and overseas. It discusses basic principles such as research and conservation and covers the marketing operation of heritage sites. Case studies are included to illustrate the five main sections: vision, strategy and corporate planning, conserving the natural and man-made heritage, funding and operations management, interpretation and presentation, marketing. All those working in the field of heritage management will find this an invaluable and practical reference book with its comprehensive approach to management in these growing and vitally important sectors of our cultural heritage. (Font: Editor)

Preface -- List of contributors -- Introduction / Neil Cossons -- One. Vision, Strategy and Corporate Planning: 1. Vision, strategy and corporate planning: an overview / Victor Middleton ; 2. Designing and implementing corporate plans / Neil Cossons ; 3. Managing strategies and financial considerations: historic properties / Lester Borley ; 4. Measuring performance and contingency planning / Peter Middleton ; 5. Strategic linkages and networks / Jonathan Griffin -- Two. Conserving the Natural and Man-made Heritage: 6. Conserving the natural and man-made heritage / Michael Stratton, Graham Taylor ; 7. Defining and recording the resource: the natural environment / Alan Fishwick ; 8. Defining and recording the resource: the built environment / John Bold ; 9. Defining and recording the resource: artefacts / Jonathan Drake ; 10. Defining and recording the resource: documentation / John Burnett, Ian Morrison ; 11. The legislation and institutional context: the country side / Graham Taylor ; 12. The legislation and institutional context: the built environment / Anthony Streeten ; 13. The legislation and institutional context: museums / Alf Hatton ; 14. The legislation and institutional context: the maritime heritage / Robert Baldwin ; 15. Conservation techniques: nature conservation and countryside management / Graham Taylor ; 16. Conservation techniques: the built environment / Paul Drury ; 17. Conservation techniques: museum collections / Suzanne Keene ; 18. Working with other interests: the natural heritage / Graham Taylor ; 19. Working with other interests: the built environment and museums / Michael Stratton -- Three. Funding and Operations Management: 20. Financial management / Brian Griffiths ; 21. Developing a training strategy and plan / Robert Scott ; 22. Visitor and user services / Gordon Riddle ; 23. Managing volunteers: a partnership approach / Sue Millar ; 24. Information systems / Terry Robinson -- Four. Interpretation and Presentation: 25. Heritage interpretation in Britain four decades after Tilden / David Uzzell ; 26. Interpretative planning / Brian Goodey ; 27. People-based interpretation / Paul Risk ; 28. Design-based interpretation / Giles Velarde, with a contribution by Rosemary Allen ; 29. Heritage interpretation and environmental education / Graham Carter ; 30. The evaluation of interpretative provision / Roger Miles -- Five: Marketing: 31. Selling the heritage product / Kenneth Robinson with contributions by Marion Wertheim and Grahame Senior -- Index

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