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Further resources: signage

Rebecca Atkinson, 15.12.2010
Further resources on signage
MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

Suppliers
Search for signage suppliers in the Museum Association’s online directory.

MUSEUM PRACTICE ARTICLES

Signage (Museum Practice, 2002)
This signage special looks at the principles of successful, accessible signage and provides guidance on designing and maintaining a signage system.

Introduction
Improving signage using advisory groups
Accessible signage
Working with a sign consultant
Case study: signage on a budget
Checklist

Hand-held guides (Museum Practice, 2006)
Find out how to develop hand-held guides for different visitors, create PDA tours and choose the right hardware.

Mobile phone apps (Museum Practice, 2010)
Mobile phone technologies such as apps represent an opportunity for museums to reach new audiences.

OTHER ARTICLES

Mapping experiences: rethinking wayfinding in museums (Museum 2.0)
Blog post by museum consultant and exhibition designer Nina Simon that asks why museum wayfinding systems don’t follow the example set by theme parks.

Signage and colour contrast (Designworkplan)
Colour and contrast are important elements of signage and wayfinding design. This article explains the meaning of colour and contrast.

Signage (V&A website)
Statement from the V&A introducing its new signage system.

ORGANISATIONS

Sign Design Society
A membership organisation for graphic designers, wayfinding consultants and signage manufacturers.

Royal National Institute for the Blind
Charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. The professional section of the website includes information on creating accessible environments, software and technology, and accessible and inclusive design.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)
A membership organisation for people working in communication design and the built environment. The annual SEGD Design Awards reward and promote the best in contemporary environmental graphic design.

FIRMS MENTIONED

Holmes Wood
Endpoint
Cartlidge Levene
True North
Land Design Studio
Silk Pearce
Momentum
Jane Wentworth Associates
ABG
Carter Wong Design



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