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  • Time is up for BS 5454
    The British Standard for storage and exhibition of archival documents is currently under review. The revised standard, says Jane Henderson, must reflect current thinking about approaches to environmental control
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • The Disability Discrimination Act: 1998 update - Fact sheet
    The Disability Discrimination Act: 1998 update - Fact sheet

    Rebecca McGinnis, Museums & Galleries Commission with MAGDA, 4pp leaflet, obtainable free from MGC Publications, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    Fax: 0171 233 3686

    E-mail: n.poole@mgcuk.co.uk
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Access in mind - towards the inclusive museum
    Access in mind - towards the inclusive museum

    Ann Rayner for the Intellectual Access Trust (INTACT), 1998, 140pp, ISBN 1-901663-18-3, £10 (£5 to members of MAGDA) plus £1 p&p, Obtainable from NMS Publishing, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

    Tel: 0131 247 4026

    Fax: 0131 247 4012
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Reaching out: A creative access guide for designing exhibits and cultural programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
    Reaching out: A creative access guide for designing exhibits and cultural programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired

    Elga Joffee and Mary Ann Siller, American Foundation for the Blind, 1997, 85pp booklet and 25 minute video (VHS or PAL), ISBN 0-89128-949-6 (VHS) or 0-89128-944-5 (PAL), $26.95 plus $7 (1st book)/$4 (each additional copy) p&p, obtainable from AFB Press, Customer Service, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001

    Tel: +1 412 741 1398

    Fax: +1 212 502 7774

    Web site: =http;//www.afb.org=
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Everyone's Welcome: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Museums
    Everyone's Welcome: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Museums

    ed. John P. S. Salmen, American Association of Museums, 1998,

    151pp loose leaf, ISBN 0-931201-53-5, $30/ $25 (AAM members) plus $10 (surface) or $25 (airmail) international p&p, order no. 246 (loose leaf), payment must accompany all international orders (Visa/MasterCard accepted; contact AAM for other payment methods), obtainable from AAM, Department 4002, Washington, DC 20042-4002

    Tel: +1 202 289 9127

    Fax: +1 202 289 6578

    E-mail: bookstore@aam-us.org
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Everyone's Welcome: Universal access in museums
    Everyone's Welcome: Universal access in museums

    American Association of Museums, 1996, 24 minute video (VHS), ISBN 0-931201-32-2, $45/ $40 (AAM members) plus p&p as above, order no.217, obtainable from AAM as above. The book and video can be ordered together for $65/ $55 (members), order no.257
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Understanding Plans. A layperson's guide to architectural drawings
    Understanding Plans. A layperson's guide to architectural drawings

    Peter Murray and Michelle Ogundehin, 1997, 24pp x A5, ISBN 0-9532158-0-6, £2.50 including p&p, obtainable from Wordsearch Communications, 143 Great Portland Street, London W1N 5FB

    Tel: 0171 462 1999

    Fax: 0171 580 2755
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Designing with Light: Public Places - lighting solutions for exhibitions, museums and historic spaces
    Designing with Light: Public Places - lighting solutions for exhibitions, museums and historic spaces

    Janet Turner, 160pp ISBN 2-88046-333-5 (hbk), £24.95, published by RotoVision, Sheridan House, 112 Western Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1DD

    Tel: 01273 727268

    Fax: 01273 727269

    E-mail: mail@rotovision.com
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Inert gases in the control of museum insect pests
    Inert gases in the control of museum insect pests

    Charles Selwitz and Shin Maekawa, Getty Conservation Institute, 1998, 150pp, ISBN 0-89236-5021, £18.95, obtainable in the UK and Europe from Windsor Books International, The Boundary, Wheatley Road, Garsington, Oxford OX44 9EJ

    Tel: 01865 361122

    Fax: 01865 361133
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Videowalls - The book of the big electronic image
    Videowalls - The book of the big electronic image

    Robert S Simpson, Focal Press, 1997, 256pp, ISBN 0-24051-505-6, £25, obtainable from Butterworth-Heinemann, Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP

    Tel: 01865 310366

    Fax: 01865 310898
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Guidelines for the commissioning and undertaking of conservation work
    Guidelines for the commissioning and undertaking of conservation work

    Prepared for the Conservation Forum with support from the Museums & Galleries Commission, 1998, 14pp, obtainable free from MGC Publications, 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA

    Tel: 0171 233 4200

    Fax: 0171 233 3686

    E-mail: n.poole@mgcuk.co.uk
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Every object tells a story
    An innovative gallery at Nottingham's refurbished Castle Museum and Art Gallery aims to make the decorative arts relevant, inspirational and accessible for all, says Frazer Swift
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • New voyage around the life of Captain Cook
    The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has undergone an extensive redesign to bring the voyager's life up to date
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Interactive computers assessed
    Multimedia programmes on touch-screen computers have become a familiar feature of museum displays, but what do visitors think of them? Barbara Keating summarises the results of a qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness of interactive multimedia exhibits
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Respecting the past: natural science redisplayed
    David Martin looks at the refurbishment of Warrington's geology and botany galleries, which included restoring and upgrading Victorian display cases, and updating graphic panels and labelling installed in the 1930s
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Maltese revival
    Malta's National Museum of Archaeology is working with limited resources to make the island's archaeological heritage accessible to wider, non-specialist audiences. David Martin reports on the results so far
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Managing the removal of collections
    Fred Smith describes the use of a purpose-designed computer system to manage the removal of collections from Abbey House Museum to temporary storage, and to catch up on documentation in the process
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • High-performance display cases
    The world cultures collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum are to be redisplayed in purpose-designed high-performance showcases as part of a lottery-funded gallery refurbishment project. David Martin explains
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Education special: introduction
    The first of a three-part series on the theme of museum education provides an introduction to the subject, including learning in museums, an overview of museum education policies, learning from objects and the role of educators in exhibition development
    Museum Practice
    March 1999
  • Learning in museums
    A greater emphasis in museum education is now put on learning. The educational role of museums has long been recognised, but museum educators must also understand how people learn if their work is to be effective. This brief introduction to the process of learning in museums provides a context for the following articles and case studies
    Museum Practice
    March 1999