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  • A question of interpretation
    Many museums are confused about the meaning of interpretation, says Richard Harrison. Here, he offers a universal definition of the term
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Working with contractors - Guidelines on environmental and security protection during construction work in museums
    Working with contractors - Guidelines on environmental and security protection during construction work in museums, Museums & Galleries Commission, 1998, ISBN 0-948630-60-4, 19pp
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Standards in the museum care of costume and textile collections
    Standards in the museum care of costume and textile collections, Museums & Galleries Commission, 1998, ISBN 0-948630-59-0, £16 plus £1.25 p&p (£2.50 overseas) obtainable from the address above
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Children as an audience for museums and galleries
    Children as an audience for museums and galleries, Harris Qualitative for the Museums & Galleries Commission and Arts Council of England, September 1997, 70pp, £12 including p&p, obtainable from the address given above
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Hands-on exhibitions: Managing interactive museums and science centres
    Hands-on exhibitions: Managing interactive museums and science centres, Tim Caulton, University of Sheffield, 1998, ISBN 0-415-16522-9 (pbk), 192pp, £15.99 (including p&p for prepaid and credit card orders), obtainable from Routledge, Andover, Hampshire SP10 5BR

    Tel: 01264 342926

    Fax: 01264 342787
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Interview guidelines
    Interview guidelines, Department of Education and Oral History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1997, obtainable free from the Department of Education and Oral History, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024-2150, USA

    Tel: + 1 202 488 0400

    Fax: + 1 202 488 2690
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Displays as work in progress: the Museum of the Romanian Peasant
    The Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Taranului Roman) in Bucharest won the European Museum of the Year Award in 1996. Codruta Cruceanu found its approach to interpretation far removed from that adopted by traditional ethnographic museums
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Preventive conservation through teamwork
    In 1977 the International Centre for the Study of Restoration and the Preservation of Cultural Property (ICCROM) began a pioneering and popular series of courses on preventive conservation, the popularity of which lead to a pilot project, Teamwork for Preventive Conservation. Neal Putt and Sarah Slade summarise the different approaches taken by two of the participating museums
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Interactives: ideas into practice, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
    This article describes the process followed at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester to develop and evaluate interactive exhibits, followed by a checklist based on fabrication standards used by the museum
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Checkpoint: interactive exhibits
    The following checklists are based on those devised by the interactives team at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, to guide the development of interactive exhibits
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Washington Monument
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, America's national institution for the study and interpretation of Holocaust history, receives two million visitors per year. David Martin describes the museum's approach to presenting the story of state-sponsored genocide
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services special: introduction
    The higher priority now being given by some museums to visitor services is part of the process of turning themselves into more outward looking organisations
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services special: visitor surveys
    The best way to find out if you are meeting the needs of your visitors is to ask them what they expect from your museum, and what they think about the services that you provide, rather than relying on your own assumptions or casual observation. Angela Phelps provides a guide to conducting surveys about visitor services
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services special: access audits
    Museums are becoming more familiar with access audits as part of the process of widening their audiences and meeting the stringent access requirements for lottery-funded projects. Some forward-thinking museums have undertaken audits in preparation for the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), but many are probably still unsure of what an audit involves, how to go about it, and how to get the most of it. Rebecca McGinnis provides an introduction and guide to the access audit process
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services checklist: thinking about priorities
    A guide to measures that museums might consider - subject to the results of survey, audits and consultation - to improve or broaden accessibility
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services case study: Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
    At Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust the quality of the service that visitors receive makes an immediate and lasting impression, says David Martin
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services case study: Tyne and Wear Museums
    The purpose of Tyne and Wear Museums' access policy is to put 'people at the centre of museums'
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services case study: Shropshire County Museum Service
    The application process for a Charter Mark can provide an opportunity to reassess the roles and aim of the museum service
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services case study: the Conservation Centre, National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside
    The Conservation Centre at the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside give visitors the chance to see conservators at work and provides a powerful advocacy tool for the service
    Museum Practice
    March 1998
  • Visitor services case study: Galleries of Justice, Nottingham
    The decision to purchase a computerised ticketing sytem provided the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham with both a convenient administration system and a powerful marketing tool
    Museum Practice
    March 1998