Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the management policies of the Springville High School Museum of Art, and to arrive at an estimate of their effectiveness by means of a comparative analysis with fundamental elements of generally accepted good museum management.

Materials from the booklet, So You Want a Good Museum by Carl E. Guthe, were used as basic criteria for making the comparison which included investigating the following factors: (1) goals and purposes, (2) collections, (3) organization, (4) administration, and (5) activities.

A survey of literature, visits to museums, and interviews with museum administrators were made to gain a knowledge of museum management. Data were acquired from these authoritative sources; as well as by investigation of the Springville Museum's premises and records, local publications, and statements made by present and former administrators, members of the Board of Trustees of the Museum's Association, and other civic authorities.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Art

Rights

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Date Submitted

1963

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm244

Keywords

Springville Museum of Art, Museums

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