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2002 August
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  • Moma re-opens in Queens
    New York's Museum of Modern Art (Moma) has moved to a former staple factory in the borough of Queens. It is undergoing a major rebuilding and expansion project due for completion in 2005.
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Study confirms visitors as a main source of museum dust
    The National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces have published the results of research into the sources and rate of accumulation of dust.
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • The V&A's British Galleries, London
    The Victoria and Albert Museum's British Galleries have set new standards for the display and interpretation of decorative art. Despite warnings from critics that interactives would detract from the objects on display, the galleries use them extensively. Jane Morris looks at how the project team successfully integrated the latest interpretive technology without compromising the appreciation of the collection
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Joined-up thinking?
    Birmingham's £114 milion Millennium Point development is home to Thinktank, the city's replacement for the Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry, which closed in 1997. David Martin, former editor of Museum Practice, investigates a museum that uses new technology to great effect, but which would benefit from a less confusing layout
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • A shipshape launch
    In 1939 the owner of the Sutton Hoo estate in Suffolk asked archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate some grassy mounds. His excavation uncovered the most important Anglo-Saxon burial site in Britain. David Martin visited the National Trust's recently opened interpretation centre
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • The New York Folk Art Museum, New York
    The new American Folk Art Museum in the heart of Manhattan's museum quarter displays traditional and contemporary folk art in a new building that rivals the city's best art galleries. But is such a modern setting appropriate for this sort of work? Javier Pes went to New York to find out
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Joint marketing: strength in numbers
    One way to get more from a limited marketing budget is for museums to join forces. This can mean a bigger campaign, and each museum gets more for its money than from a solo project. Julie Nightingale looks at the Love Art... Later collaboration between London art galleries and the M6 group of museums in the West Midlands to see how they fared
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Trustees: the board game
    Museum trustees take the ultimate responsibility for the policies that ensure the efficient running of the organisation. But while other public institutions have responded to demands for more transparency and accountability, many museum boards remain resolutely stuck in the past. Julie Pybus looks at the challenges facing museums as they try to modernise one of their most important assets
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Signage: introduction
    Good signage is essential for visitors to allow them to get the most out of a museum. This signage special looks at the principles of successful, accessible signage and provides guidance on designing and maintaining a signage system
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • The golden rules of accessible signage
    June Fraser, a director of the Sign Design Society, explains how museum signage can convey information clearly, concisely and consistently
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Working with a sign consultant
    Poor signage can make museum visitors frustrated, angry or just lost. John Brockliss, a sign consultant, says designing signage needs a breadth of knowledge and objectivity that will not always be available in-house. He explains the role of the sign consultant and describes the wayfinding problems and design solutions he helped develop at London's Imperial War Museum
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Improving signage using advisory groups
    When developing an effective signage system it is essential that museums find out the needs of all their visitors. Rebecca McGinnis, the access coordinator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, explains the advantages of working with an access consultant and how to organise an advisory group
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Signage special: checklist
    Gail Nolan, the gallery manager at the Natural History Museum, London, summarises the most important points for those considering improving a signage system
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Signage special: resources
    Further resources and publications on signage
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • British Galleries show the way for the V&A
    The Victoria and Albert Museum has put in place a ten year modernisation plan at the V&A to improve visitor facilities
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Chester Beatty Library scoops European Museum of the Year
    The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin has won the 25th European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA)
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • New lobby group for rural museums
    A new Rural Life Museums' Action Group has formed to promote the understanding of rural heritage and the countryside
    Museum Practice
    August 2002
  • Case study: signage on a budget
    Is developing a new signage system possible on a modest budget? Cassie Herschel-Shorland, formerly the exhibitions officer of Reading Museum Service, describes how the Museum of Reading improved its signage despite having a budget of only £15,000
    Museum Practice
    August 2002