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Generalized roles and departments within museums


Content development:

  • research
  • interpretation - how is collection presented? Taxonomically? Chronologically? Thematically? 
  • text development
  • object selection
  • image research

Collections Manager/Management

Assisting with relocation from storage to exhibition venue & vice versa. Measuring and assessing conservation needs. Managment of loans (to museum, from museum), transportation, collections management system, handling/tracking/security of objects.


Promotion of exhibition; crafting press releases; liasing with the Web team; promo via social networking sites (?)

Education/public programs

Developing educational kits; organizing (or presenting) at talks/workshops; guiding the development of interpretive materials.


Assessing the state of objects on display; conduct treatment for objects

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