Generalized roles and departments within museums
- interpretation - how is collection presented? Taxonomically? Chronologically? Thematically?
- text development
- object selection
- image research
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 (?). Help plan when exhibitions should occur.
Developing educational kits; organizing (or presenting) at talks/workshops; guiding the development of interpretive materials.Help plan when exhibitions should occur.
Assessing the state of objects on display; conduct treatment for objects; plan rotation of objects
Uses the exhibition report to plan the gallery space.
Exhibitions: a practical guide for small museums and galleries. By Georgia Roulette (Museums Australia - Victoria)
Notes from the McCord museum visit (see attachment)
head of exhibitions
- Roles and responsibilities:
o Makes sure exhibitions get done on time and on budget
o Exhibition programming; what are the upcoming exhibitions, what are we offering to
the visitors in the next year
o Gantt chart-like time table, "exhibition production calendar", to schedule various
exhibitions throughout the year(s) and permanent exhibition rotation
o Preparing new labels, object conservation, etc. need to be managed
o Planning for traveling exhibitions