Signage at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The changing face of signage

Rebecca Atkinson, 15.12.2010
Latest Museum Practice examines new approaches to signage including digital and sustainable developments
Museum and gallery signage has developed into something much more than just pointing people in the right direction, and museums are increasingly turning to new technologies such as digital signage to enhance the visitor experience.

In this issue of Museum Practice, Simon Stephens examines some key wayfinding principles and also looks at new digital and sustainable approaches to signage.

There are also case studies addressing some key challenges many museums encounter when it comes to signage, such as navigating complicated sites, working on a small budget and temporary exhibitions.

Finally, there’s the chance for you to join the debate – can digital systems replace traditional signage? Have your say now.  

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