As part of the British Museum’s collections skills training, this film takes you through the planning stages for a display at the British Museum.
This toolkit from Understanding British Portraits SSN looks at the interpretation needs of different audiences, the range of interpretation techniques, and aspects to consider when reading specific portraits.
In this film, we take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest collection of wasp nests with James M. Carpenter, entomologist and curator in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology.
The UK Medical Collections Group ‘Medicine at the Movies’ project invited adult learners to use medical museums as inspiration to make a series of short films. The project demonstrates how museums can be accessible and stimulating learning environments. This guide provides an outline of how similar projects might run.
This template from Tate Research shows the information you should capture when planning the installation of a piece of time-based media.
English Heritage, which exists to promote the care and understanding of the historic environment, has produced this publication to give practical guidance on the management of commercial and hospitality events. The guidelines are set out as a checklist and are intended to help prevent damage to historic interiors and collections during the course of such events.
You will find this helpful if you are considering different ways to open up your own museum stores. This resource focuses on what’s working for places like Leeds Discovery Centre, Jersey Heritage and other collections stores around the UK and pulls out some useful example and tips.
This publication provides a comprehensive overview and recommended standards for touring exhibitions. The standard covers policies, research, schedules, budgets, care for visitors, educational materials, display cases, publicity, packing and storage and protection of exhibits.
This is a practical guide for museums who are new to interpretive planning, or for those who want to update their planning skills.
This handbook provides practical suggestions for museums on developing effective and accessible written communications, displays, text and websites.
These guidelines focus on creating gallery text that is interesting, engaging and accessible for a wide audience, recognising people’s needs and interests, and use the devices of good writing to communicate ideas.