Animation about collections rationalisation (SHARE Museums East, UK)

By Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service (23 August 2012)

SHARE Museums East have commissioned the creation of this animation to help explain what rationalisation is. The animation explains that by refining a collection the museum is in turn making itself more accessible and therefore more effective. Rationalisation is about making the museum more effective in serving the public. See the video.

Posted: 2012-08-24


Canadian Conservation Institute to offer 2-day workshop on Storage Reorganization

By Canadian Conservation Institute (9 July 2012)

Starting in late 2012, the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) based in Ottawa, Canada will offer two-day workshops for Canadian museum professionals using the RE-ORG methodology! The workshop is under development and will be given in English and French.

Posted: 2012-08-11

Appeal by Museum of the Broads at Stalham

By Stephen Pullinger, EDP24 (10 February 2012)

The Museum of the Broads, at The Staithe, in Stalham, has amassed 3,500 artefacts since it opened in 1984 and is fast running out of room at its water’s edge site. Read more...

Posted: 2012-02-10


Cost of storing Te Papa's unseen treasures $30m

By Fairfax, TVNZ (3 February 2012)

The national museum is full to the gunwales and the bill to create extra space for the nation's treasures is expected to top $30 million. Read more...

Posted: 2012-02-03

Hidden treasures

By Michael Shmith, The Sidney Morning Herald (3 February 2012)

Most of the nation's best artworks are kept in storage rather than on gallery walls. What's the point of having public art that the public can't see? Read more...

Posted: 2012-02-03

Less than 70 original coins on display at Lahore Museum

By Sonia Malik, The Express Tribune (29 January 2012)

LAHORE: The Mughal emperor Akbar would be showered with coins when he entered or exited the palace on his elephant. The coins, popularly known as nisaari sikkay, were scooped up by peasants in the elephant’s trail. The Lahore Museum owns some 1,200 nisaari sikkay, bearing the emperor’s stamp and about an inch in circumference. Read more...

Posted: 2012-01-29


Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments: Silenced musical treasures languish in Michigan vault

By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press (17 January 2012)

ANN ARBOR (AP).- A massive cache of musical treasures that's grown to include a fragile harp-piano, the pioneering Moog synthesizer and the theremin used for "The Green Hornet" radio show has been shuffled over the years from a theater to an unheated barn and now languish, rarely seen or heard, in a Michigan storage vault. Read more...

Posted: 2012-01-17

Sprinklers save Matakohe Kauri museum

By Kristin Edge, The Northern Advocate (7 January 2012)

Sprinkler systems are being credited with saving the award winning Matakohe Kauri Museum from extensive damage after a generator accidently sparked off a fire yesterday. Read more...

Posted: 2012-01-07

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