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Welcome to the new companion website to the third edition of Museum Basics. Museum Basics is the leading introductory textbook for students, as well as professionals and volunteers in museums throughout the world. Published in association with the International Council of Museums, Museum Basics is aimed particularly at smaller museums with limited resources.

You will find here a wide range of additional material to support learning and teaching.

For tutors, the Museum Basics companion website includes a set of essay questions and assignments relating to the content of each of the 100+ units, a complete set of diagrams in the text on PowerPoint slides, and a set of 160+ PowerPoint slides providing the key points in each of the units.

For museum professionals, volunteers and students, the companion website includes a copy of the glossary and a regularly updated bibliography, as well as a selection of links to key websites of professional interest.

The website also includes a growing number of photographs of different aspects of museums and their work provided by professionals and students around the world.

The Museum Basics companion website will be regularly updated to provide new resources for professional museum staff, tutors and students.

Photographs – Information for readers

Do you have any photographs of your museum work that you are proud of, or that might inspire or help other museum workers? We would be pleased to receive them for consideration for the website. All aspects of museum work are of interest, reflecting the range and coverage of topics in Museum Basics.

Any photographs selected will be fully acknowledged and referenced to the relevant unit(s) in the text.

We invite you to send your photographs electronically to: museumbasics@gmail.com