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The purpose of this report is to organise the temporary exhibition of a collection of Sixties artefacts and memorabilia, loaned to the museum by Mr Peter Van, a private collector, for the duration of a week. This report will outline the logistics involved

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Museums and Collections Assignment 1 - The Swinging Sixties Show Table of contents 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Loan agreement 3.0 The Collection 4.0 Staff 5.0 Exhibition, Artefact Care and Climate Control 5.1 Fabric, Textiles and Wood 5.2 Hand tools 5.3 Vinyl 5.4 Plastics 5.5 Films and photographs 5.6 Books and magazines 5.7 Large working objects (Motor vehicles) 5.8 Lux 5.9 Pest control 6.0 Transportation 6.1 Inspection and Condition reports 6.2 Packaging 7.0 Events 7.1 Disco Event 7.2 The Film Room 7.3 Lego corner 8.0 Health and safety 8.1 H&S Disco event 8.2 H&S Film Room 8.3 H&S Lego Corner 9.0 Security and insurance 10.0 Costing 11.0 Conclusion 12.0 Reference list 13.0 Appendices 13.1 Time Table 13.2 Excel pay sheet 13.3 Numbered artefacts list 13.4 Annex A, Environmental monitoring policy 13.5 Loans-in form 1.0 Introduction The purpose of this report is to organise the temporary exhibition of a collection of Sixties artefacts and memorabilia, loaned to the museum by Mr Peter Van, a private collector, for the duration of a week. This report will outline the logistics involved in the packing, transportation, monitoring and care of the collection whilst it is in the museums possession. Environmental conditions and security of the exhibition will be taken into account and a maximum budget of �2000 has been allocated. 2.0 Loan Agreement A loan agreement must be signed by both parties and a loans in form must be jointly filled out by the owner and museum. ...read more.

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5.9 Pest control The museum environment is kept very clean and hovered regularly to protect against mite infestations. Glue traps are also kept in display cabinets and the rooms are sprayed with pesticide at night before closing. The RH levels in the rooms are kept between 45-55% which also helps to keep bugs and insects at bay, this RH level differentiates from the sealed artifact display cabinets, however, as stated before, glue traps are placed inside the cabinets and the cabinets are regularly checked for pests. If any are found the artifact is isolated in self sealing polythene bags and the pests are removed and exterminated. If the object is infested then techniques such as freezing, double freezing and anoxia treatments can be used on the artefact. 6.0 Transportation The majority of the collection will transported by myself and two museum volunteers to and from the museum in a large van donated for the days required by Udrive of Poole (donated to the museum on the understanding that we will display two large banners at the museums entrance for the duration of the exhibition, these banners bear the Udrive company logo and will be supplied by Udrive themselves). The Austin Mini Cooper will be delivered by Mr Van who is going to personally drive the vehicle to the museum and then back after the exhibition has ended removing any need for either a vehicle haulage firm or insurance for the vehicle by the museum whilst it is in transport. ...read more.

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London: Routledge. Designer alterations wardrobe care ltd. Acid free tissue paper. London: Total wardrobe care. Available from: http://www.totalwardrobecare.co.uk/xcart/Acid-free-Tissue-Paper.html?gclid=CLKcn8Xx_qYCFcgf4QodBA25eA [Accessed 10th February 2011] Gibson, D., 1984. Caring for Collections. Strategies for Conservation, Maintenance and Documentation. Washington: American Association of Museums. Imperial War Museum, 2004. Loans in checklist. London: Imperial war Museum. Available from:http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/index.cfm?ct=assets.assetDisplay/title/Imperial%20War%20Museum%20Loans%20In%20Checklist/assetId/331 [Accessed 8th February 2011] Imperial War Museum, 2004. Loans in procedure. London: Imperial war Museum. Available from:http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/index.cfm?ct=assets.assetDisplay/title/Imperial%20War%20Museum%20Loans%20In%20Procedure/assetId/327 [Accessed 9th February 2011] MacDonald, S., 1999. The politics of Display. Museums, Science, Culture. London: Routledge. My History, 2003-2009. Acid free storage box. Yorkshire: My History. Available from: http://www.my-history.co.uk/acatalog/Acid-Free_Storage_Boxes_and_Envelopes.html [Accessed 8th February 2011] Munday, V., 2002. Guidelines for Establishing, Managing and Using Handling Collections and Hands on Exhibits in Museums, Galleries and Children's Centres. London: National museums. Available from: http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/media/documents/publications/loans_standards_guidelines.pdf [Accessed 4th February 2011] Moore, K., 1994. Museum Management. London: Routledge. The Museums & Galleries Commission., 1998. Effective Exhibitions. Guidelines for good practice. London: Museums & Galleries Commission. The Museums & Galleries Commission., 1998. Improving Museum Security. Guidelines for good practice. London: Museums & Galleries Commission. The Museums & galleries Commission., 1998. Levels of Collection Care. A self-assessment checklist for UK museums. London: Museums & Galleries Commission. Polyvore, 2011. 60's black satin pillbox hats. Available from: http://www.polyvore.com/stunning_vintage_60s_black_satin/thing?id=7868324 [Accessed 6th February 2011] Raja Pack, 2002-2010. Silica Gel. Bedfordshire: Raja Pack. Available from: http://www.rajapack.co.uk/products/bubble-wrap-and-protective-packaging/silica-gel/product/silica-gel.htm?gclid=CP6xhrTggKcCFYEOfAodllThew [Accessed 11th February 2011] Rich, C., 2009. 1960's Fashions. Available from: http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/sixties-fashion-w1.htm [Accessed 6th February 2011] Rusty zipper.com, 1995. Oregon: Rusty zipper. Available from: http://www.rustyzipper.com/womens/pants/capri [Accessed 6th February 2011] Trevelyan, V., 2001. Code of ethics for museums. London: Museums Association. U-Drive, 2009. Vehicle hire. Dorset: U-Drive. Available from: http://www.u-drive.co.uk/display.php?id=2 [Accessed 8th February 2011] ...read more.

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