Museums must comply with a myriad of laws and ethical codes regulating virtually every aspect of their organization and operations. While some of these issues are common to businesses of all kinds, some apply to nonprofit organizations, and others are unique to the museum community.
Museum Administration: Law and Practice explores the many areas of law applicable to museums, including governance, personnel, facilities, intellectual property, collections management, and fundraising.
Designed as a textbook for use in connection with museums studies programs and law school courses, the book utilizes a “casebook” approach: relevant court decisions and other primary source materials illustrate and enliven the descriptive text. Study questions are included in each chapter so that readers can apply legal and ethical principles to museum-focused fact situations.
A comprehensive but concise introductory text to the legal and ethical issues facing museums, Museum Administration: Law and Practice is also an authoritative resource for museum professionals and lawyers.