JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 3, Article 8 (pp. 245 to 257)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 3, Article 8 (pp. 245 to 257)

PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND THE EXHIBITION PROCESS: DEVELOPMENT OF EXHIBIT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR CONSERVATION

TOBY J. RAPHAEL


ABSTRACT—Years of producing exhibits had shown that only by involving conservation early and systematically throughout the exhibit process can a museum ensure preservation-friendly exhibitions. To address this need the National Park Service embarked on the development of a set of guidelines and standards to ensure the incorporation of conservation into exhibit planning, design, and production. This paper describes the objectives and results of the publication of the guidelines, the first phase of this project.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CONFLICTING RESPONSIBILITIES
3. THE COMMON RISKS OF EXHIBITION
4. BARRIERS TO CONSERVATION-FRIENDLY EXHIBITIONS
5. POLLING OF COLLEAGUES
6. DEVELOPING THE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS
7. ENSURING CONSERVATION A PLACE IN THE EXHIBIT PROCESS
8. CONCLUSION
1. A. INTEGRATED PLANNING
2. B. EXHIBIT DESIGN STRATEGIES
3. C. EXHIBIT CASE DESIGN
4. D. EXHIBIT FABRICATION, INSTALLATION, AND MAINTENANCE
a: Appendix , Materials , References , Author Information
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