Award Date

5-2001

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Dr. Anna Lukemeyer

Second Committee Member

Dr. Soonhee Kim

Third Committee Member

Dr. William Thompson

Number of Pages

64

Abstract

This paper, prepared for the Department of Public Administration, discusses policy in botanic gardens in regard to development and management of living collections and the potential implementation at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Review of the literature and study of policy from other institutions has resulted in recommendation of policy for the Preserve. Its basic contents describe the purpose and need for collections policy, examine the elements of collection policy, characterizes the types of living collections to be held at the Preserve, and outlines the objectives of these collections. This document raises issues associated with the management of living collections such as acquisition criteria, authority, accessioning and documentation, preservation and care, deaccessioning, inventory control, and ethics. While the aim is to recommend an approach for management of living collections at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, it is expected that full development of the collections policy will be undertaken in full collaboration and consultation with the various stakeholders.

Keywords

Botanical gardens — Curatorship; Las Vegas Springs Preserve (Nev.)

Disciplines

Public Administration | Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

Language

English


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