Van driver: John will be driving the hire van to transport the artifacts back and forth between the museum and the collector, Richard and myself will also be accompanying John to oversee the handling of the artifacts and to look after any particularly fragile artifacts during transport. 5. 0 Exhibition, artifacts care and climate control The museum has a temporary exhibition gallery which includes environmentally sealed cabinets, UV shielded lights and all equipment needed to monitor the artifacts, such as: Hygrographs Data loggers De-humidifiers and humidifiers.
Air conditioning The museum also has backup generators for climate control equipment. A few extra consumables will need to be purchased to accommodate the exhibition, such as silica gel packs. Because the materials that make up the collection vary, considerations will have to be taken in to account based on the composition of artifacts in each cabinet. 5. 1 Fabric, textiles and wood The cabinets containing artefacts comprising of Fabric, Textiles and Woods such as clothing and paintings will have to be kept at RH level of 46-54% and a temperature range of 16-20i??
C, This is the range for tight control and has been chosen to safeguard the integrity of the paintings. 5. 2 Musical instruments The rule of thumb for mixed collections of stable objects is an RH of 50-60% and temperature of 19-23i?? C so this is what shall be used for the instruments. 5. 3 Vinyl The vinyl records can be kept in the RH range of 50-60% between 19-23i?? C. 5. 4 Plastics The plastics shall be kept in the 50-60% RH and 19-23i?? C range, in line with the mixed collections of stable objects rule. 5. 5 Film and Photographs.
As the film are rare and in colour, they shall be kept within the tight control ranges of 20-30% RH and <2i?? C. 5. 6 Books and Magazines The Collection of comics shall be kept within 40-65% RH and between 15-20i?? C recommended for paper. 5. 7 Large working objects The Austin Mini Cooper is in full road-worthy condition so will need to be displayed/stored in the museum foyer/reception area due to it having fuel in its petrol tank (the foyer being large enough to park the vehicle and ventilated well enough to disperse any petrol fumes).
The Triumph motorcycle and the Lambretta scooter are in display condition (drained of all liquids and are bolted upright to solid stands) so will need to be kept in the 45-66% RH and 19-23i?? C range. 5. 8 LUX As stated before the artefacts on loan to the museum are in good condition and in general are not a delicate collection, therefore light exposure is not a concern in this instance. 5. 9 Pest control The museum environment is kept very clean and hovered regularly to protect against mite infestations.
Glue traps are also kept in display cabinets and the rooms are sprayed with pesticide at night before closing. The RH levels in the rooms are kept between 45-55% which also helps to keep bugs and insects at bay, this RH level differentiates from the sealed artifact display cabinets, however, as stated before, glue traps are placed inside the cabinets and the cabinets are regularly checked for pests. If any are found the artifact is isolated in self sealing polythene bags and the pests are removed and exterminated.
If the object is infested then techniques such as freezing, double freezing and anoxia treatments can be used on the artefact. 6. 0 Transportation The majority of the collection will transported by myself and two museum volunteers to and from the museum in a large van donated for the days required by Udrive of Poole (donated to the museum on the understanding that we will display two large banners at the museums entrance for the duration of the exhibition, these banners bear the Udrive company logo and will be supplied by Udrive themselves).
The Austin Mini Cooper will be delivered by Mr Van who is going to personally drive the vehicle to the museum and then back after the exhibition has ended removing any need for either a vehicle haulage firm or insurance for the vehicle by the museum whilst it is in transport. 6. 1 Inspection and Condition reports Before the artefacts are packed away and transported they must be inspected by both parties for any signs of wear or damage. If any levels of wear or damage are identified, a condition report must be filled in and signed by the lender; photographic evidence may also be required.
This is to make sure there are no disputes about the condition of the artefacts upon return of the collection; both parties must be present. 6. 2 Packaging It will be necessary for the artefacts to be packaged well in acid free boxes suitable for the transport of museum collections. As the transport is being supervised and the collection is not fragile, there is no need for either party to provide extensive protective packaging materials such as acid free paper and bubble wrap, however small amounts of these shall be used out of caution.
The artifacts shall first be wrapped in acid free paper before bubble wrap as the bubble wrap can be acidic. Also, the packaging materials will be provided at the museums cost. 7. 0 Events In line with section 3. 4 of the museums association’s Code of ethics for museums guide, the museum has organised a couple of interactive events that will run over the course of the weekend. These include: 7. 1 Disco Event Dance Instructors Grace and disco Stew have been employed to run an interactive 60’s disco and dance session at intervals throughout Saturday and Sunday.