A handbook for organizing exhibitions
For Immediate Release
American Library Association
CHICAGO — Drawing on international museum practice but applicable to any exhibition or display, “Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives and Museums,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers practical guidance for creating and organizing successful exhibitions. Designed for the first-time exhibition organizer as well as the professional, and a key text for cultural management students, this book sets out a timeline from the initial idea to the final outcome. Author Freda Matassa provides up-to-date information on new developments, such as flexibility in environmental conditions and sustainability, and lists the top ten tips for exhibition success and the ten biggest mistakes. Also included is a list of resources for those who need in-depth information, such as international laws and standards applying to museum loans.
Matassa is a well-known UK expert on collections management who advises, teaches and lectures internationally. Former head of collections management at the Tate Gallery and co-founder of the European Registrars Conference, she is expert adviser on several European projects for museum standards and to the Minister of Culture on immunity from seizure.
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