JAIC 1977, Volume 16, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 12 to 20)
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JAIC 1977, Volume 16, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 12 to 20)

CONSERVATION POLICY AND THE EXHIBITION OF MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

NATHAN STOLOW



5 RECOMMENDATIONS

The following are recommendations for further development of the field of conservation of exhibitions:

  1. Establish a new professional category—Exhibition Conservator—in the larger institutions that organize or participate in exhibition programs.
  2. Increase conservation budgets and human resources to carry out the necessary investigations, and applied research studies on: environmental norms for different categories of collections;handling and packaging systems for collections during travel;condition reports and standard reporting vocabularies;fragility indicators for museum objects and works of art;case design for modular display units that can travel.
  3. Develop closer contact with architects, and museum designers to put into effect the ICOM-Mexico recommendations (1968).
  4. Develop revised and up-to-date conservation criteria and procedures for collections on display and for travelling exhibitions.
  5. Compile technical information on instrumentation, devices, materials and supplies useful for preservation of collections on display and for travel.


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