A new book published by two of our very own FM leaders.
“From benchmarking to best practices, energy efficiency to artifact preservation, The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities shows the way. Judie Cooper and Angela Person-Harm have crafted a book that is both a guide for those new to the field, as well as a reference for experienced professionals.”
– G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Museum facility management is a vital part of running a museum, but can involve special challenges that even knowledgeable facility managers have not encountered before. The target audience for this book is both museum administrators who need to learn more about facility management and facility managers who are stepping into the museum environment for the first time. This book fills a gap in museum administration literature by providing best practices guidance that can be used to increase efficiency, save money, and improve the guest experience.
- Strategic planning for cultural facilities
- Special event preparations
- Implementing sustainability initiatives
- Predictive and reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
- Environmental controls for collections conservation
- Training for Maintenance and Operations personnel
Angela Person-Harm works with the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability of the Smithsonian Institution to document and describe best practices in museum and cultural facility management.
Judie Cooper is a facility management analyst in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability of the Smithsonian Institution and is responsible for strategic initiatives, organizational development, benchmarking, research, staff professional development and implementation of best practices.