Ensuring the long-term preservation of the exhibit collection is a primary responsibility of the exhibit team. Team members must work together to arrive at an effective balance between the demands of the preservation requirements and the interpretive and educational goals of the exhibit.
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- Who are the typical members of the exhibit team and what are their conservation responsibilities?
- What are the benefits of familiarizing all team members with conservation issues?
- What are some ways to provide all team members with a grounding in conservation?
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- Guideline 2.2: Team members work cooperatively to achieve an exhibit that balances the requirements of conservation with the goals of the exhibit.
- Why is collaboration essential for effective conservation?
- In what situations should team members be particularly aware of the need for collaboration?
- Guideline 2.3: A qualified exhibit conservator is included on the exhibit team to serve as the primary advocate for the objects and to provide conservation expertise.
- What is Exhibit Conservation?
- Why is it important to include an Exhibit Conservator on the exhibit team?
- What is the scope of the Exhibit Conservator’s involvement in the exhibit process?
- How to identify a qualified Exhibit Conservator
- How to locate a qualified Exhibit Conservator
- Guideline 2.4: The exhibit coordinator provides oversight to ensure that conservation concerns are addressed consistently throughout the exhibit process
- What is the exhibit coordinator’s essential responsibility in ensuring that exhibit objects are protected throughout the exhibit process?
- What are the coordinator’s key conservation tasks during the exhibit process?
- Guideline 2.5: The exhibit designer is versed in the design of conservation features used in exhibitions
- Why is the designer essential to successful exhibit conservation?
- How to locate a designer qualified in creating conservation-friendly exhibits
- Guideline 2.6: The exhibit fabricator is both willing and qualified to follow all conservation specifications.
- Why is the fabricator essential to successful exhibit conservation?
- How to identify a fabricator qualified to create conservation-friendly exhibits