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Subject: Display cases

Display cases

From: Shona Hunter <shonafleming<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I have been asked to look into the possibility of purchasing a
portable display case for use throughout the archive service.  The
idea is that the case would be light-weight, lockable and compliant
with current conservation standards.  It would be set up within a
room which is fully staffed and secure.  We would use the case to
display archives as part of our temporary exhibitions program.  This
is an aspect of the service which we hope to develop further.

Our largest archive centre has two top quality permanent display
cases. However, we currently have limited capacity to create
displays within our satellite archive centres.  We would like to
address this issue, so that we can provide a more balanced offering
to our visitors across the county.

We do not have the finances or the space to install permanent
exhibition cases in each of our centres. However, we would like to
encourage people to use our search rooms and enable wider safe and
responsible access to more of the unique documents in our
collection.  In addition, we feel that advertising a display, is a
good way to advertise the service in general. (Increasingly
important in these times of financial constraint).

We envisage that the display case would travel between sites,
although the documents within, would not necessarily do so. Can
anyone make any suggestions as to the type of case which we should
purchase? Does anyone know of any reputable UK suppliers? I would
like to compare suppliers and costs etc.  If you have any experience
with regard to this type of thing, I would be happy to hear from

Shona Hunter
Senior Archive Conservator
Cumbria County Council
Carlisle Archive Centre
Lady Gilford's House
Petteril Bank Road
Carlisle CA1 2PP

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:30
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Received on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014

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