Handbook for Museums provides basic information for people working in the museum world. It presents theory and practice to emphasise the responsibilities of the museum worker and the public service role prescribed by the museum community. The book offers general instruction in the standards and ethics of the community. The contents of Handbook for Museums is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide basic information on management, security, care of collections, conservation and education, and each section includes technical notes, questions from the field and an international further reading list. It provides a guide to "best practice" at a time in which museums require ever more innovative solutions to processes of interpreting the world's cultural and scientific heritage.