Top Ten Museum Education books of 2011

The Museum Education Monitor recently published their (almost!) final listing of the top ten Museum Education books of 2011 on their blog.

We are delighted to have two books in this list: Using Museums as an Educational Resource (Graeme Talboys) and The Cultural Leadership Handbook (by Robert Hewison and John Holden, and published by our sister imprint Gower).

The second edition of Using Museums as an Educational Resource takes account of the ongoing changes in both museums and education to provide a comprehensive introduction for student teachers, practising teachers and other educators to all that is required to make good educational use of museums.

About the Author: Graeme K. Talboys has a degree in philosophy and education as well as a teaching qualification.  He has considerable experience as a teacher, community education worker, and museum education officer.

The Cultural Leadership Handbook enables arts leaders to move from ‘just’ administration to becoming cultural entrepreneurs, turning good ideas into good business. This book will give you the edge, enabling to you to show creative leadership at any level in a cultural organization, regardless of whether your particular interest is the performing arts, museums and art galleries, heritage, publishing, films, broadcasting or new media.

About the authors: Robert Hewison is Professor of Cultural Policy and Leadership Studies at City University London and an Associate of the think tank Demos. As a cultural consultant he has worked with the South Bank Centre, the Greater London Authority, Arts Council England and the North West Cultural Consortium. John Holden is a visiting Professor at City University and an Associate at Demos. He was an investment banker before changing careers to run Business in the Arts South. He was Chair of the Anvil arts venue in Basingstoke, and now sits on the Board of the Hepworth, Wakefield and the Advisory Board of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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