September 22, 2011

Peer Book Report - Creative Careers In Museums

Creative Careers In Museums - Jan E. Burdick
Everyone loves museums! And now everyone can work for a museum! Jan E. Burdick explains how museum jobs are not restricted to history majors, but open up opportunities for other professionals, ranging from photographers to graphic designers. This book is an excellent resource for anyone trying to get into the museum business or even just learn about the logistics of a museum. The highlighted feature of this book includes testimonies from working professionals from places such as, The Brooklyn Museum, talking about their own personal museum experiences. Burdick condenses this wide range of museum career information within a comfortable two hundred pages.
Other goodies include:
  • The history of museums
  • Information on specific types of museums
  • How to land a museum job
  • Finding a museum position that suits your fancy
  • Resources for professional associations, study programs, resumes, etc.
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