JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 3, Article 8 (pp. 245 to 257)
PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND THE EXHIBITION PROCESS: DEVELOPMENT OF EXHIBIT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR CONSERVATION
TOBY J. RAPHAEL
ABSTRACT—Years of producing exhibits had shown that only by involving conservation early and systematically throughout the exhibit process can a museum ensure preservation-friendly exhibitions. To address this need the National Park Service embarked on the development of a set of guidelines and standards to ensure the incorporation of conservation into exhibit planning, design, and production. This paper describes the objectives and results of the publication of the guidelines, the first phase of this project.