Museum Administration, Fall 2009 (Teaching Assistant)



This course introduces students to the main elements of museum management. Its focus is not on administrative technicalities but rather on issues of organizational and managerial practice. The course identifies the typical mix of challenges involved in running a museum successfully, drawing on a combination of museum management, business management, and cultural and business leadership literature. Case studies are used to illustrate the application of good management practices in particular contexts, and students undertake both a number of practical site visits to local museums and one site-based management analysis as part of their assessed work for the course.