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  • Book Review: Effective Audio-Visual
    Effective Audio-Visual, Robert Simpson, 1996, 256pp, ISBN 0-240-51416-5, £25, Customer Services Department, Heinemann Publishers Oxford, PO Box 382, Halley Court, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8RU.

    Tel: 01865 314301. Fax: 01865 314029.
    Museum Practice
    July 1996
  • Barrier-Free Design: A manual for building designers and managers
    Barrier-Free Design: A manual for building designers and managers, James Holmes-Siedle, 1996, 190pp, ISBN 0 7506 1636 0 (pbk), £29.99, Butterworth Heinemann, Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP.

    Tel: 01865 310366.

    Fax: 01865 310898.
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    July 1996
  • Selection of Materials for the Storage or Display of Museum Objects, Occasional Paper 111
    Selection of Materials for the Storage or Display of Museum Objects, Occasional Paper 111, LR Lee and D Thickett, 1996, 60pp, ISBN 0-86159-111-9 (pbk), £15.50, British Museum Press, 46 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QQ.

    Tel: 0171 323 1234.

    Fax: 0171 436 7315.
    Museum Practice
    July 1996
  • Guidelines for Marketing to Disabled Audiences
    Guidelines for Marketing to Disabled Audiences, Annie Delin and Elspeth Morrison, 1995, 80pp, ISBN 0-7287-0701-2 (pbk), £8.50, The Arts Council of England, 14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ.

    Tel: 0171 333 0100.

    Fax: 0171 973 6590.
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    July 1996
  • Museum review: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-Le-Hole, North Yorkshire
    'A museum of everyday people' is how its curator describes Ryedale Folk Museum, winner of both the 1995 National Heritage/IBM Museum of the Year Award, and the Gulbenkian Award for the most improved museum in a rural area
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    July 1996
  • Using The World Wide Web: Museum of Antiquities
    The World Wide Web offers museums new ways of communicating beyond the traditional methods used in the gallery. The material and financial resource implications are not onerous; the critical investment is in time and expertise. This paper by Colm O'Brien, Lindsay Allason-Jones and Glyn Goodrick describes the Museum of Antiquities' experience in developing a web site
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    July 1996
  • Lifetimes, Croydon Clocktower
    Lifetimes, winner of the 1995 Interpret Britain Awards, tells the story of Croydon and its people through the display of objects borrowed from the local community and touch-screen multimedia technology. David Martin reviews
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    July 1996
  • The Irish in London: images and memories 1940s-1990s, at the Grange
    The Irish in London exhibition is an attempt by some of Brent's local Irish community to represent aspects of their history and culture in a museum setting. Nick Lane, assistant curator at the Grange, describes how a focus group of Irish people worked with museum staff to tell their own story
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    July 1996
  • Making museums accessible for children
    As museums in the UK increasingly seek to promote accessibility for all social groups, many are making changes aimed at welcoming children. This review begins with an introduction to the concept, aims and practical aspects of catering for young visitors, followed by six case studies of children's museums and galleries in the UK and overseas
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    July 1996
  • Children's museums case study: Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove
    David Martin, on the development and philosophy of the Kidspace project
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    July 1996
  • Children's museums case study: the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery
    David Martin explains how a 'happy coincidence' led to the creation of this innovative gallery
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    July 1996
  • Children's museums case study: the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
    David Martin writes about the largest children's museum in the world
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    July 1996
  • Children's museums case study: the basement galleries, Science Museum
    David Martin writes about a children's museum where the philosophy was to provide spaces carefully targeted at specific age groups
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    July 1996
  • Children's museums case study: Eureka! Halifax, West Yorkshire
    David Martin writes about the aims of this children's museum, one of which is to encouage children to use role-play to explore how society operates
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    July 1996
  • Childrens museums case study: Off the Wall, Art Gallery of Ontario
    David Martin writes about a children's museum which is divided into themed areas designed to encourage the exploration of art through creative play
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    July 1996
  • House of history: contemporary history in Bonn
    The Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland is Germany's museum of contemporary history in Bonn. David Martin paid a visit
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    July 1996
  • Display special: design criteria
    Well designed displays can stimulate visitors' interest in the collections, increase their understanding of them and encourage them to make repeat visits, as well as playing a vital role in collection conservation. In this display special David Martin looks at current good practice in the display of objects and essential information on the equipment, materials and techniques for success
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    July 1996
  • Display special: display and conservation
    Collections are central to museums' activities and objects the main focus of displays and exhibitions. Designers make use of a variety of materials and visual effects such as backdrops, text and illustration panels, props and lighting to create displays that are visually attractive, informative and stimulating
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    July 1996
  • Display special: sampling pollution within showcases
    Materials used to construct showcases and storage cabinets must be chosen carefully to avoid detrimental environmental effects on the collections they house. David Martin reports
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    July 1996
  • Display special checkpoint: materials for use in displays
    Air pollution caused by emissions from materials used for displays (outgassing) may be harmful to the artefacts. The suitability of the materials proposed for use in displays needs to be considered in relation to the artefacts at an early stage before it is too late to change specifications if necessary
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    July 1996