A handbook for academic museums : beyond exhibitions and education

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Academic museums share a unique mandate: they are partners in education. As such, they have evolved in tandem--and not always easily--with their parent organizations. They can often pursue their missions in innovative ways, address controversial topics, produce unorthodox exhibitions, and have the freedom to experiment. But they operate within a challenging administrative structure--a two-tier environment in which operations, planning, governance, administration, financial support, and fundraising can all become more complex. And in recent years, some colleges and universities have questioned the very need to maintain a museum, while others have attempted to monetize art collections to raise capital. A Handbook for Academic Museums: Beyond Exhibitions and Education is the second of two companion volumes which, quite simply, aim to aggregate in one convenient place good current thinking on the opportunities and issues unique to academic museums. The result is a collection of best practices, innovations, and sound approaches that offer guidance and inspiration for the entire community, large and small, well-endowed and modestly-resourced alike. This book is--above all--a practical resource ... [This volume addresses] the strategic issues of mission, relationship to the parent organization, phases of birth and growth of academic museums, new technologies, and the collection as an 'asset' of the parent organization. [Provided by publisher]
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College art museums as the crossroads / John R. Stomberg (Mount Holyoke College Art Museum) --Transforming the university museum: the Manchester experience / Nick Merriman (The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester) -- Public engagement, research and teaching: the shared aims of the University of Aberdeen and its museums / Neil G.W. Curtis (University of Aberdeen Museums) --From collections to curriculum: new approaches to teaching and learning / Steven Lubar (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University), Emily Stokes-Rees (Harvard University) -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: transforming college and university art museums in the United States / Stefanie S. Jandl -- Conditions of success: the exemplary campus art museum and its parent organization / Corrine Glesne -- Modelling governance structures for university museums and collections / Andrew Simpson (Macquarie University, NSW, Australia) -- Something for everyone?: The Great North Museum at Newcastle University / Eric Cross & Steve McLean (The Great North Museum, Newcastle University) --Constituencies of an academic art museum / Brian T. Allen (Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover) -- A new governance model / Jill Hartz (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon) -- Straight talk on building a positive relationship with university administration / Lyndel King (Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota) -- Small, new and regional: meeting the challenges of a young university art museum / Lisa Chandler (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia) -- From residence to relevance: making an academic museum at Harford Community College / Ann S. Persson (Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College) -- Ukrainian university museums: the search for new paths / Liliya Kazantzeva (Astronomy Museum, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine) -- Expanding the museum: a study of the University of Virginia Art Museum / Taylor Horak (Virginia Commonwealth University) -- Brand in the shadow / Margot Wallace (Columbia College Chicago) -- A space for innovation and experimentation: university museums as test beds for new digital technologies / Tonya Nelson (Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London), Sally MacDonald (UCL Museums, Collections and Public Engagement, University College London) -- Creating a virtual museum of antiquities :an interactive teaching tool / Michael Schmitz (University of New England, Australia) -- Social media as a tool for cultivating relationships with staff and students in a university museum / Pippa Gardner (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia) -- Integrating community-based learning and stimulating connectedness while commemorating the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary / Stephen Whittington (Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University), Abbey Keener (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Roman Safiullin -- Trustees of parent organizations: just doing their job / Mark S. Gold (Parese, Sabin, Smith & Gold, LLP) -- Randolph College: a study in governance / Peter Dean (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP), John E. Klein (Randolph College) -- When the unthinkable happens: fault lines and horizon lines at the Rose Art Museum / Nancy J. Scott (Brandeis University) -- Issues regarding donor intent in the Fisk-O'Keeffe litigation / Donn Zaretsky (John Silberman Associates)
Includes bibliographical references and index.