Museum Administration: Law and Practice (Book)
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Museum Administration: Law and Practice

Written by Walter G. Lehmann

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 museum 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 introduction to the legal and ethical issues facing museums, MUSEUM ADMINISTRATION: LAW AND PRACTICE is also intended to be a resource for museum professionals and lawyers alike.

WALTER LEHMANN is a practicing museum attorney with extensive experience teaching art and museum law courses to undergraduate and graduate students at major American universities and law schools.  A graduate of Williams College and William Mitchell College of Law, Walter received his Masters in Museum Studies from George Washington University.

You can purchase a copy of this book through Amazon.