Museum Governance. Mission, Ethics, Policy by Marie C. Malaro

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In Museum Governance, Marie Malaro addresses a range of issues facing museum administrators and trustees, arguing they can handle their duties intelligently only if they understand two points—why our country sustains a nonprofit sector and what constitutes trusteeship. Armed with this knowledge, trustees can sort out knotty problems relating to corporate sponsorship, entrepreneurial activities, and fundraising in ways that preserve the integrity of the nonprofit.

Malaro first explores the principles of nonprofit governance. She explains the purpose and use of professional codes of ethics and offers practical advice about board education and its role in fostering the long-term health of an organization. She then applies these principles to situations frequently confronting trustees, discussing how to set collection strategies, balance mission and entreprenurial ventures, handle deaccessioning, maintain effective board oversight, approach automation, and deal with repatriation requests.
 

About Marie C. Malaro

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Marie C. Malaro is an attorney, former legal advisor to the Smithsonian Institution, and the former director of the graduate program in museum studies at George Washington University. She is also the author of A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, second edition (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998).
 
Published July 9, 2013 by Smithsonian Books. 193 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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