for Community Museums in Ontario, Ontario
Ministry of Culture , August 2000.
The ten standards in the following pages represent the minimum
requirements for the operation of a good community museum.
Regardless of a museum's size or scope, whether it is in a
new building or a heritage structure, or whether it is a seasonal
or year-round operation, there are certain functions, responsibilities,
and activities common to all. These are the areas highlighted
by the standards, all of which are of equal importance.
All of the original  standards have been incorporated
into the new document. Some remain as individual standards
(Research, Exhibition, Interpretation and Education, and Conservation)
while others have been incorporated into new, broader categories
(Staff Training is found under Human Resources, and Collection
Records Management under Collections). New sections are Governance,
Finance, Physical Plant and Community.
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