- Erscheinungsdatum: 13.05.2013
- Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism.This book: reviews research on the changing priorities of museums examines a form of volunteering that has provided benefits to all participants in an activity similar to museum interpretation - student tutoring describes and analyses the strengths of five exceptional volunteer programmes in Canada and the USA reports the finding of five volunteer programmes set up and managed by the authors in the Science Museum, London examines the development process of the pilot studies and the consequent establishment of a permanent volunteer programme in the Science Museum, London discusses the mutual benefits that volunteer programmes can bring to museums and volunteers offers suggestions on the practical day-to-day management and administration of volunteers.This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the management and administration of a museum, or, is thinking of offering their services to a museum as a volunteer.
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