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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.
This book offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums as they acquire, use, and refine their collections. This second edition is completely revised, expanded, and updated, incorporating into the original format the many legal developments that have occured during the past 13 years.
Registration Methods for the Small Museum covers all aspects of the registration process and provides practical solutions for the small museum professional. The fifth edition updates the handbook to fit the registration systems in today’s small museums and provides additional forms that weren’t in previous editions of the book.
"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.
Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key functions museums play in the 21st century. This new edition features “Museums in Motion Today” where museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are and where they are going. Each chapter is amply illustrated.
Collection Conundrums provides guidelines for investigating and determining what to do with the oddities found in every museum collection -- objects without record, identification or sometimes even a location. Written by registrars Rebecca Buck and Jean A. Gilmore, editors of the best-selling Museum Registration Methods 5th Edition, this volume contains essential information for museums large and small, new and old. The text features a history of registration methods and the standards for collection documentation and care, along with sample documents such as loan agreements, co-tenancy agreements, storage agreements, and deed of gift. Essential reading for everyone involved in collections planning and management.

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