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  • Making light work
    Lighting in museums and galleries should enhance the architecture and enable visitors to see the exhibits, clearly. Yet often it achieves neither, despite the use of expensive and complex systems of daylight control. Here, William Allen puts the case for a new approach
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Perspectives on Access to Museums and Galleries in Historic Buildings Access to the Built Heritage: Historic Scotland's technical advice note 7
    Perspectives on Access to Museums and Galleries in Historic Buildings, Lisa Foster, edited by Alison Coles, 1996, 23pp, ISBN 0-948630-49-3, free (send A4 SAE), Museums & Galleries Commission, Publication Sales,

    16 Queen Anne's Gate,

    London SWIH 9AA:
    Tel: 0171 233 4200
    Fax: 0171 233 3686

    Access to the Built Heritage: Historic Scotland's technical advice note 7, Victoria Young and Dennis Urquhart, 1996, 50pp, ISBN 1-900168-23-5, £5 plus £1 postage and packing, Historic Scotland Technical Conservation, Research and Education Division, Scottish Conservation Bureau, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH

    Tel: 0131 668 8668

    Fax: 0131 668 8669
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • A Guide to the Measurement of Humidity
    A Guide to the Measurement of Humidity, 1996, 66pp, ISBN 0-904457-24-9, £35 (inc p&p), The Institute of Measurement and Control, 87 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AA

    Tel: 0171 387 4949

    Fax: 0171 388 8431
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Making the most of collections
    Surrey's small museums have collaborated in a rolling programme of surveys to gather information about their collections. Wendy Rose describes the process and benefits so far.
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Low cost audio guides at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
    Galleries are trying to demystify contemporary visual art to their audiences through a range of interpretative methods. At Aberystwyth Arts Centre (AAC), temporary exhibitions are accompanied by low-cost audio cassette guides that offer an alternative viewpoint to intrigued or confused visitors.
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Something to see, something to do, somewhere to sit
    In autumn 1996, the Museums & Galleries Commission (MGC) in collaboration with the South Eastern Museums Service (SEMS) commissioned a short programme of research into the physical needs of museum visitors. Here, Jayne Earnscliffe, who coordinated the research, summarises the key findings which challenge the commonly held perception that access improvements only benefit disabled people.
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Access advisers: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
    An innovative project at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery has put access at the top of the museum's agenda. By using the skills and experiences of a team of disabled people, staff are discovering that the museum can be made more accessible to everyone.
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Time to go interactive?
    The pressures on museums of all kinds to become more interactive are greater than ever before. Visitors now want to do something in museums - they expect them to be 'hands-on'. How can you be sure that interactive exhibits are right for your museum? Frazer Swift reviews the criteria for going interactive successfully
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Interactive case studies
    Are interactive museums and exhibits better than ever before? And do the visitors feel that they are getting the hands on experience. David Martin reports
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Tongeren times
    Tongeren's Gallo-Roman Museum reopened in 1994 after rebuilding and the redisplay of its archaeological collections. Since then, its visitor numbers have doubled to 60,000 per year. David Martin went to find out why
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment special: developing an environmental management plan
    Effective decisions on improvements to environmental conditions - and on the criteria for environmental control in new buildings - depend on a good understanding of the existing conditions in which collections are kept. David Martin reports
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environmental checklist: developing an environmental management plan
    A step by step list to help museum staff develop environmental management plans
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: Victoria & Albert Museum
    The V&A had to put environmental theory into practice when it decided to create a new set of guidelines on preventive conservation
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environmental case study: Leighton House Museum, London
    Leighton House spent much of the 1990s refurbishing the museum, including the development of a new environmental plan. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: the National Trust
    The National Trust had to balance the need to open its properties as long as possible, with conservation needs. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment special: environmental requirements
    Collections need not be as tightly controlled as was once believed, and can be looked after by less high tech means. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: The Music Room, Horniman Museum
    In the 1990s the Horniman Music Room installed airconditioned showcases to create a stable environment for its musical instruments. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: close control art store at the Tate Gallery
    The Tate Gallery's store in Southwark was designed to replace existing stores at Millbank and Acton. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: the museum extension at Wrexham Museum
    Wrexham's 'satellite' extension was designed to provide a space to store and conserve objects. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997
  • Environment case study: controlling humidity at Plas Newydd, Llangollen
    The relative humidity levels at Plas Newydd, an 18th house, were too high and had to be addressed. By David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1997