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2001 November
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  • Decline of parks continues
    A government-sponsored survey indicates an overall decline in the condition of public parks in the UK since the 1980s, with historic parks worst affected by cuts in expenditure
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Connecting people with their local museums
    The results of a European Union-funded project suggest that independent mediators - known as keyworkers - can help stimulate interest in museums among adult non-users
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • New framework for learning
    Resource has produced a second consultation paper to inform the development of a framework for learning in museums, archives and libraries by spring 2002
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Travelling exhibitions in Sweden
    Riksutställningar, Sweden's national producer of travelling exhibitions, won the Swedish Museums Association's Museum of the Year award for 2001 in recognition of its long-running contribution to cultural life. David Martin reports on what the organisation does and how it works
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Raising standards of care
    A group of museums in Gloucestershire took part in a development programme combining a training day, visits by a consultant, and a self-assessment exercise that resulted in measurable improvements in standards of collections care. Jane Henderson explains the processes involved and the main benefits for the participants
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Getting to grips with project evaluation
    As museums become more accountable and visitor-focused, the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of what they do is growing. In this article, Frazer Swift sets out to demystify evaluation and give an introduction to the concepts and techniques involved
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Museum management 5: Planning for emergencies
    In the final article of this series, Frazer Swift provides a guide to the preparation and contents of an emergency plan
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Giving visitors access to objects
    As an introduction to this display special, Cathy Proudlove summarises some of the key criteria involved in deciding on the balance between providing public access to collections and ensuring their care and long-term conservation
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special: display cases and checklists
    This article by David Martin summarises the key criteria for selecting and specifying display cases for museum displays and provides the context for use of the checklists that follow it
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special case study: Reading Museum Service
    The results of an evaluation of its loans to schools have been used by Reading Museum Service to inform improvements to the loan service and development of new loan displays
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special case study: The British Library
    Interactive multimedia has proved a popular and effective way of making more of the content of historic manuscripts in the British Library's collections accessible to the public
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special case study: Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
    Sunderland Museum reopened in July 2001 after a
    two-year lottery-funded project to renovate and remodel the building, redisplay the permanent collections and reinstate the former winter gardens
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special case study: Hampshire County Museums Service
    Milestones, opened in November 2000, provides the context and space for the display of large numbers of objects from transport and technology collections, some of which had been in storage for 50 years or more
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special case study: The Wallace Collection, London
    A major lottery-funded redevelopment of Hertford House,
    the home of the Wallace Collection, included an opportunity to put the reserve collection on public display
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Display special: resources
    A selection of publications providing further information and guidance on aspects of the display of objects. For publishers’ addresses see following subsection on Organisations and Publishers
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Reserve collections revealed
    An innovative collections centre, opened in October at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MSIM), is a response to the results of research among users and non-users of the museum. David Martin explains
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • European collaboration on preventive conservation
    Neal Putt explains the background to a document that provides the basis for developing national and Europe-wide strategies for preventive conservation
    Museum Practice
    November 2001
  • Drawbridge disability advice group evaluated
    Nottingham City Museums has published an evaluation of the work and impact of its pioneering Drawbridge group of disabled people set up to advise the museum service on the accessibility of its services. David Martin reports
    Museum Practice
    November 2001