Described by GEM* as 'a very informative and practical book ... worth having on any museum shelf', the Museum Educator's Handbook is a thorough and practical guide to setting up and running education services in all types of museum, even the smallest, in any geographical setting. This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the increased emphasis on the role of museums at all levels of education, from schools to further and higher education. There are new sections which deal with the importance of risk management and quality assurance, as well as guidance on the prevalent use of policy documents and new marketing methods. *Group for Education in Museums
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.
Review of the second edition: 'Talboys displays great insight into and knowledge of the workings of museums and the place of education there ... His first two books are standard texts in the UK on the educational role of museums and that this is the second edition of the Museum Educator's Handbook speaks volumes to its popularity. This guide has considerable merit, and is of particular interest to those in smaller museums embarking on the establishment of a structured education program and looking to promote education as a key component in museum practices.' Robbie Poynter, Museums Australia Magazine