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The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations
A GUIDE FOR MUSEUMS, PERFORMING ARTS, SCIENCE CENTERS, PUBLIC GARDENS, HERITAGE SITES, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND ZOOS

The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations adopts a holistic approach to the creative world of cultural institutions. As cultural leaders transform the arts in the twenty-first century, this “whole career” manual will prepare readers for every stage.

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Manual of Digital Museum Planning
Manual of Digital Museum Planning

The Manual of Digital Museum Planning is a comprehensive guide to digital planning, development, and operations for museum professionals and students of museums studies and arts administration.

Coming soon - now available for pre-order. 

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Cities, Museums, and Soft Power

Respected museums planners Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg demonstrate how and why cities and museums are using their soft power to address some of the most important issues of our time. This book brings together thirteen of the world’s leading cultural and museum experts to explore the many facets of soft power in museums across the globe.

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The Manual of Museum Learning
The Manual of Museum Learning

Featuring contributions from 19 professionals immersed in the field of museum learning, The Manual of Museum Learning offers readers numerous lessons designed to help them transform their institutions into fully 21st century learning museums.

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Manual of Museum Exhibitions

Since the first edition of this book was published in 2002, there has been a world-wide explosion of new galleries, exhibition halls, and new ideas on what an exhibition should be. Drawing on years of experience, Barry Lord and Maria Piacente detail an exhibition process that is both current and adaptable for institutions of any size.

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Art & Energy: How Culture Changes

Major cultural shifts have accompanied each energy transition since our mastery of fire. Art & Energy traces how the development of each new source of energy becomes a powerful engine of cultural change. Barry Lord also explores how stewardship of the earth must do battle with the culture of consumption which has gripped the planet and left us fixed on the still dominant energy sources, oil and gas.

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Manual of Museum Planning

As museums have taken on more complex roles in their communities and the number of museum stakeholders has increased to include a greater array of people, effective museum planning is more important than ever. The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals, trustees, architects, and others who are concerned with the planning, design, construction, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum.

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Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes

In this book, Barry and Gail Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. They situate their discourse on aesthetic culture within a broad and inclusive definition of culture in relation to material, physical and socio-political cultures.

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The Manual of Museum Management

The new edition of The Manual of Museum Management explores the management practices needed to navigate the demanding, ever-changing world of museum professionals. Case studies from experts in the field look at how museum professionals can work together to make an institution – of any size – function effectively.

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The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums

A strategic plan can be many things: inspiring, terrifying, concise, varied, just what you need, or completely unnecessary. However, when the process of creating a strategic plan is carefully planned, and open to all, the result is more likely to bring the staff together and help a museum meet and exceed its goals. The Manual of Strategic Planning for Museums draws on the experience of two leaders in the museum field to provide methods for create a successful strategic plan for a museum.

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