A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections

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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections

By Marie C. Malaro; Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis

Smithsonian Books (DC), Paperback, 9781588343222, 540pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Description
Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, "A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections" offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, "Legal Primer" offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.