Books on Museums

A New Place for Learning Science: Starting and Running a Science Center
Sheila Grinell

Children’s Museums: An American Guidebook,
Joann Norris

Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
Douglas J. Preston

Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
Richard Fortey

If I Ran the Zoo
Dr. Seuss

Making Museums Matter
Stephen Weil

Museum Administration: An Introduction
Hugh H. Genoways

Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Danny Danziger

Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums
Mary Alexander

Museum Marketing and Strategy: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources
Neil G. Kotler, Philip Kotler, Wendy I. Kotler

Museum Store Management
Mary Miley Theobald

Registration Methods for the Small Museum
Daniel B Reibel

Smith’s Guide to Maritime Museums of North America With Selected Lighthouse, Canal, and Canal Lock Museums
Robert H. Smith

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums
Stephen T. Asma

The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques
Anna Johnson

Also check out the professional books listed at:

The Smithsonian has a great reference site for professionals.

The American Association of Museums bookstore.

A wealth of information is available form the Association of Science-Technology Centers. The collective wisdom from science centers is represented in publications available at:

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