Subject: Museum institution
Course: Museum management   
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory course
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of practical classes  
Assessment: written report with discussion

Course description:
National culture policy and the place of the heritage institutions there; Professional institutions, associations and services responsible for the museums in Croatia; Museum and other relevant laws; Museum typology; Idea and realization of the National museum network; Philosophy and the main functions of the management in general; Museum management; Museum governance: museum board and director's responsibility; Planning in the museum – mission, objectives, strategies. Financial management; Museum profession; Management of the people in the museum world: from the planning to the controlling; Volunteers in the museums; Performance measurement-Benchmarking; Conclusion.  

Course objectives:
Learners should recognize the social and cultural environment of the Croatian museums today, understand the philosophy and functions of the museum management as well as the main museum resources. They should be able to apply basically all of that on the practical problems in the managing of Croatian museums.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Moore, K. (Ed). Museum Management. London, N.Y: Routledge, 1994 (Poglavlja: 2, 3, 13, 26, 28).
2. Vujić, Ž. (Ur). Upravljanje u muzejima. /Tematski blok u časopisu/ Informatica museologica, br1-2, 2002, str. 6-60.  

Additional reading list:
1. Maroević, I. Muzejska profesija - kriteriji i etika u: Anali Galerija A. Agustinčića, br. 16-17, 2001, str. 143-157.
2. Vujić, Ž. Obrazac osnutka prvih muzeja u Zagrebu. Muzeologija, br 37, 2000, str. 21-31.