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  • The DDA: duty or opportunity?
    The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end discrimination against people with disabilities in many aspects of life. Museums, says Rebecca McGinnis, should use the law to everyone's advantage
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Experience or Interpretation: The dilemma of museums of modern art
    Experience or Interpretation: The dilemma of museums of modern art Nicholas Serota, February 1997, 64pp

    (hbk), ISBN 0-500-55029-8, £6.95,

    Thames and Hudson Ltd,

    30-34 Bloomsbury Street,

    London WC1B 3QP

    Tel: 0171 636 5488

    Fax: 0171 636 4799
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Museums and the Natural Environment, The Role of the Natural History Museums in Biological Conservation
    Museums and the Natural Environment, The Role of the Natural History Museums in Biological Conservation Peter Davis, ISBN 0-7185-1548-X, £39.99 (hbk), Leicester Museums Studies, Leicester University Press, Leicester University Bookshop, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RD

    Tel: 0116 252 3456

    Fax: 0116 252 5029
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Larger and Working Objects. A guide to their preservation and care
    Larger and Working Objects. A guide to their preservation and care, Stephen Ball, ed Peter Winsor, 1997, 71pp, ISBN 0-948630-53-1, £10, Museums and Galleries Commission, Public Affairs Assistant, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    Fax: 0177 233 3686
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Improving Museum Security
    Improving Museum Security, Peter Osborne, 1997, 24pp, ISBN 0-948630-54-X, available free (send A4 SAE) from the Public Affairs Assistant, Museums and Galleries Commission, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    Fax: 0177 233 3686
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Making exhibitions with community groups
    Exhibition programmes in Southampton, Sunderland and Newcastle involving community groups are helping to reach new audiences, maximise access to collections and challenge the public's perception of art
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Making displays stimulating for children
    Making archaeological collections interesting for children is a problem in museums where displays have traditionally focused on authenticity and provenance. Although original artefacts remain the key to interpreting the past, museums are increasingly using reconstructed settings and replicas to stimulate schoolchildren's imaginations
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • MDF - safe for use in museums?
    David Thickett provides an update on the risks of using MDF for storage and display of objects and ways in which they can be minimised
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Dust monitoring
    Staff at the Historic Royal Palaces analyse the amount and type of dust that accumulates in its London properties
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • French revelation
    The former zoology gallery at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris closed to visitors in 1964. Thirty years later it reopened as La Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. David Martin went to see the results
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation: Introduction
    Interpretation is a powerful way of explaining a collection; using displays and associated information to convey messages about objects and the meanings which museums attach to them, and communicating effectively with target audiences. David Martin explains
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • A good idea? - assessing the quality of an original concept
    What makes a good idea? The success of an exhibition depends on many factors but the quality of the original concept is perhaps the most important. Objective assessment of the quality of an idea and the exhibitions that grow from them is an essential part of any project.
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation Case study: Buckinghamshire County Museum
    The displays at the county museum were redisplayed. Here we focus on one which tells the story of the history of Buckinghamshire
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: Grange Museum of Community History
    Making the Brent People gallery relevant to the local communities
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne
    An exhibition of regimental history from a soldier's viewpoint
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: Saffron Walden Museum
    The redevelopment of the natural history gallery and discovery centre
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation: display text
    A guide to producing readable and legible text for museum displays
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museums, Burnley
    The museum put itself to the test when it surveyed visitors views of its labelling skills
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
    Plain Answers to Plain Questions was a temporary display to answer the questions the public might have about modern art
    Museum Practice
    July 1997
  • Interpretation case study: writing readable texts, evaluation of the Ekarv method
    Swedish writer Margareta Ekarv believes it is possible to write museum texts which are so easy and attractive that readers will both enjoy and learn from them. Recent evaluations of her method by Jennifer Sabine at Swansea Museum and Elizabeth Gilmore at Nature in Art have shown a positive response from museum visitors
    Museum Practice
    July 1997