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Subject: House museums

House museums

From: Talita Fourie <talitaf>
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 1998
An existing house museum ca 1900 will be structurally restored and
furnished. The problem is: how do you reconcile the general
preservation\conservation measures such as security (electronic
devices, etc.), alarms and alarm systems (security, fire,
water,etc.), climate control, light and lighting, pest control, etc.
with a house museum reflecting the lifestyle of 1900.

Approximately 4,000 visitors visit the house monthly and this figure
will escalate in future. This also poses a conservation problem.

The house will be furnished partly with original furniture as well
as replicas that must also be preserved.

Information about a conservation management policy and conservation
management plan will also be appreciated.

Talita Fourie
National Cultural History Museum
PO Box 28088
139 Mears Street
Sunnyside 0132
Sunnyside, South Africa
+27 12 341 1320
Fax: +27 12 341 6146

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:94
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 19, 1998
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Received on Tuesday, 19 May, 1998

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