Simplifying the Problems of Conservation in Exhibitions

Pamela Barrios

Abstract

Conservation offices and laboratories shoulder the responsibility of setting and monitoring policies for exhibitions and for designing supports for the items on display; and they must be sensitive to the overall design of each exhibit. Since the designers of exhibits frequently underestimate the time it will take to mount an exhibit, efficiency is paramount. Special collections librarians are often responsible for exhibitions of their materials.


The use of book supports that are simple to construct and customize can save time and energy (and hence, money). Time saved can be devoted to the sometimes more difficult questions concerning the intellectual content . . .

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