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  • Are you taking a risk with security?
    Museums employing contract security staff have to take a lot on trust. It is time for proper regulation of Britain's security industry, says Robert Cole
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Digital Collections: Museums and the information age
    Digital Collections: Museums and the information age, Suzanne Keene, 1998, 140pp, ISBN 0-7506-3456-1, £19.99, Customer Services, Butterworth-Heinemann,

    PO Box 382, Halley Court,

    Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8RU

    Tel: 01865 314301

    Fax: 01865 314029
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Centres for Curiosity and Imagination
    Centres for Curiosity and Imagination, John Pearce, 1998, 144pp, ISBN 0-903319-78-0 (pbk), £8,

    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,

    98 Portland Place, London W1N 4ET

    Tel: 0171 636 5313

    Fax: 0171 637 3421
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Levels of Collection Care, a self-assessment checklist for UK museums
    Levels of Collection Care, a self-assessment checklist for UK museums, Museums & Galleries Commission, 1998, 22pp, ISBN 0-948630-62-0, £6 plus £1.25 p&p (UK) or £2 (overseas), obtainable from MGC Publications, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    E-mail: n.poole@mgcuk.co.uk
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • The Care of Historic Musical Instruments
    The Care of Historic Musical Instruments, ed Robert L Barclay for Museums & Galleries Commission, Canadian Conservation Institute and ICOM International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (CIMCIM), 1997, 146pp, ISBN 0-660-17116-3, $36 CDN plus £16 shipping and handling (prepayment required by Visa/Mastercard or cheques/money orders made out to Receiver General for Canada, obtainable from Extension Services, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1030 Innes Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A OM5, Canada

    Tel: + 613 998 3721

    Fax: + 613 998 4721
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • The Care of Photographic Materials & Related Media, guidelines on the care, handling, storage and display of photography, film, magnetic and digital media
    The Care of Photographic Materials & Related Media, guidelines on the care, handling, storage and display of photography, film, magnetic and digital media Stephen Ball, Susie Clark and Peter Winsor, Museums & Galleries Commission, 1998, 30pp, ISBN 0-948630-61-2 £6 plus £1.25 p&p (UK) or £2 (overseas), obtainable from MGC Publications, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    E-mail: n.poole@mgcuk.co.uk
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Jersey Maritime Museum
    The displays at Jersey's Maritime Museum evolved through a process of creative collaboration between the museum and individual artists and craftspeople rather than being fabricated to a designer's specifications. The process resulted in exhibits that are themselves additions to the museums contemporary collections
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Selecting materials for display and storage
    Selection of materials tested as safe for use in close proximity to museum objects should be an integral part of a well-developed environmental plan. Jeremy Hutchings, Matthew Simkin and May Cassar set out the options available to small and medium-sized museums for testing and selecting suitable materials for display and storage applications. It does not recommend a preferred option since different approaches may be needed to suit different circumstances
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural diversity: Representing ethnic minority communities in museums
    Although representation of cultural diversity in collections and their interpretation has become a key consideration for some museums and galleries in the UK, a recent report prepared for the Museums and Galleries Commission (MGC) has shown that members of ethnic minorities still feel excluded
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural Diversity: Lifetimes, Croydon Clocktower
    Croydon Museum Service opened Lifetimes in March 1995 as a changing exhibition on the lives of Croydon's people from 1830 to the present. Lifetimes aims to show that everyone makes a unique contribution to history by displaying objects representive of Croydon's population
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural Diversity: China - cradle of knowledge, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
    From February to June 1997, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester hosted a cultural touring exhibition from the Museum of Science and Technology in Beijing to celebrate 7,000 years of Chinese inventions and discoveries. The exhibition and supporting 50-day festival of events were aimed at attracting a wider audience of people who might not otherwise visit the museum, offering them an opportunity to discover its permanent galleries
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural Diversity: The Circle of Life, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
    The opening of the Circle of Life Gallery at the Nottingham Castle Museum in August 1994 provided the stimulus for a range of educational and outreach activities aimed at introducing Nottingham's museum collections to a wide audience from diverse cultural backgrounds
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural Diversity: Windrush sea-change, Museum of London
    An exhibition in May and June 1998, together with an events programme and associated community activities, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the docking at Tilbury of the troop ship Empire Windrush, which carried among its passengers the first post-war Caribbean migrants to arrive in Britain. The aim was to acknowledge the lasting contributions of men and women from the Caribbean to London life
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Cultural Diversity: transcultural collections, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
    Since 1986, Bradford Arts, Museums and Libraries has been formally committed to collecting fine and decorative art related to the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Cartwright Hall's transcultural gallery, opened in June 1997, presents a rolling programme of long-term displays drawn from this evolving collection to make it meaningful to both new and established audiences
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Californian classic: The Getty Center
    The Getty Center, opened in December 1997, is the latest home for the museum, institutions and grant programme of the J Paul Getty Trust. David Martin visited the museum in its spectacular setting in the hills overlooking Los Angeles
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Introduction: security
    The number of reported crimes affecting museum collections in Britain has decreased steadily over several successive years. Alf Longhurst, the Museums & Galleries Commission's Museum Security Adviser, reports that the number in the financial year ending March 1998 was less than 50
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Preventing non-collection crime
    Judging by published figures for crimes against museum collections alone, levels of criminal activity in museums and galleries appear consistently low. But how far is this impression due to crimes involving museum assets other than their collections going unreported? Alan Wright looks at two aspects of 'non-collection' crime and suggests some lessons that museums could learn from the business sector
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • How to carry out a security audit
    Judgement on the effectiveness of existing security measures depends on an analysis of threats and the risks they pose to museums and their collections. In this article, Robert Ward and Pat Howgill suggest a systematic approach to audits as the basis for developing and implementing a security plan
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Perimeter security and your museum
    Museum security can be compared to an onion, with concentric layers of physical measures - backed up by electronic detection - protecting the collections at the centre. This article, by John Morris, concentrates on the protection provided by the outermost layers at the perimeter of the museum building or its site
    Museum Practice
    July 1998
  • Checklist: security improvements
    This checklist summarises some of the key aspects to consider when planning improvements to security measures
    Museum Practice
    July 1998