Master of Public Administration (MPA)
First Committee Member
Dr. Anna Lukemeyer
Second Committee Member
Dr. Soonhee Kim
Third Committee Member
Dr. William Thompson
Number of Pages
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.
Botanical gardens — Curatorship; Las Vegas Springs Preserve (Nev.)
Public Administration | Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Duncombe, Peter F., "Policy for management of living collections at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve" (2001). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 575.
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