Touring exhibitions : The Touring Exhibitions Group's manual of good practice / edited by Mike Sixsmith

Touring Exhibitions Group.
ISBN: 075062518X.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: Oxford, [etc.] : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995Description: xviii, 237 p.Summary: The Touring Exhibitions Group's manual of good practice provides practical guidance for carrying out the many tasks associated with organizing or hosting exhibitions, and will be an invaluable work of reference for all those involved in touring exhibitions. As such, it complements the Standards for Touring Exhibitions, published by the Museums and Galleries Commission (MGC), which are concerned with what should be done and why. Both publications reconcile the practicalities of organizing and touring with current standards and practices in conservation. Touring Exhibitions is both authoritative and comprehensive, thanks to the experience of more than fifty contributors from all over Great Britain, representing a diversity of perspectives and specialisms. Their different themes and subjects are laced together by cross-references, so that the reader can consult the manual at almost any point and be directed to other sections where the original query has implications or consequences. (Font: Editor)
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The Touring Exhibitions Group's manual of good practice provides practical guidance for carrying out the many tasks associated with organizing or hosting exhibitions, and will be an invaluable work of reference for all those involved in touring exhibitions. As such, it complements the Standards for Touring Exhibitions, published by the Museums and Galleries Commission (MGC), which are concerned with what should be done and why. Both publications reconcile the practicalities of organizing and touring with current standards and practices in conservation. Touring Exhibitions is both authoritative and comprehensive, thanks to the experience of more than fifty contributors from all over Great Britain, representing a diversity of perspectives and specialisms. Their different themes and subjects are laced together by cross-references, so that the reader can consult the manual at almost any point and be directed to other sections where the original query has implications or consequences. (Font: Editor)

Preface -- Introduction -- The touring exhibitions manifesto -- List of contributors -- 1. Policy / Christina Bridgwater, Ian Vines -- 2. Cultural diversity / Roger Malbert -- 3. Market research / Gerri Morris -- 4. Concept / Michael Harrison -- 5. External curators / Mike Collier -- 6. Evaluation / David Phillips -- 7. Documentation / Julia Ellis, Jacqueline Ridge -- 8. Scheduling / Rosalie Cass -- 9. Budgets / Celine Blair -- 10. Sources of grant aid / Judith KelIy -- 11. Sponsorship / ABSA -- 12. Sources of information / Jon Benington -- 13. Collaborations / Linda Theophilus -- 14. Working with commercial galleries / Brendan Flynn -- 15. International touring / Janet Moore -- 16. Hire agreements and fees / Jeremy Theophilus -- 17. Advance information / Valmai Ward -- 18. Designing exhibition galleries / Elizabeth Goodall -- 19. Commissioning a designer / Giles Velarde -- 20. Lighting / John Johnson -- 21. Display cases / Josie Adams -- 22. Interpretation / Sally Rousham -- 23. Audio-visual media / Helen Luckett, Jem Legh -- 24. Interactive exhibits / Nick Winterbotham -- 25. Education programmes / Sue Clive -- 26. Live events / Louise Karlsen, Tracy Teasdale -- 27. Fire precautions / John Bevin -- 28. Care of visitors / James Shea -- 29. Public liability insurance / Steve Brake -- 30. Publicity / Joan Asquith -- 31. Press coverage / Joan Asquith -- 32. Publishing and retailing / David Breuer -- 33. Reproduction and copyright / Nicholas Sharp -- 34. Working with artists / Hilary Lane -- 35. Selling exhibits / Philip Hughes -- 36. Borrowing exhibition / Margot Coatts -- 37.. Larger museums as lenders / Hilary Bracegirdle -- 38. Facilities reports / David McNeff -- 39. Conservation / Birthe Kruse Christensen -- 40. Insurance / Scot Blyth -- 41. Indemnity / Heather Wilson -- 42. Security / Bryan Dovey -- 43. The venue's environment / May Cassar -- 44. Protection from flooding / Mary Heathcote -- 45. Packing / John Wm Morris -- 46. Condition report / Jacqueline Ridge -- 47. Protection against pests / Bob Child -- 48. Handling / John Wm Morris -- 49. Installation / Julia Ellis -- 50. Storage / John Wm Morris -- 51. Couriers / Kate Lowry -- 52. Agents for shipping, packing and technical services / Sarah Shalgosky -- 53. Road transport / Anne Buddle -- 54. Air freight / Roy Pateman -- 55. Sea transport / Roy Pateman -- 56. Import and export rules and regulations / Kevin Richardson -- Index

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