Kelvin Hall was tranformed from 2014-2016 into stores for three nationally significant collections from Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian and National Library of Scotland. It has revolutionised the way the collections are managed and at the same time has created new relationships with communities using the collections for their own projects. We catch up with Christine McLellan, Logistics & Programming Manager at Glasgow Museums about the vision to create a partnership between the three institutions that sees the collections integrated. We also discuss how the new storage system makes it easier to access the collections.
What we have now is as close to solid storage as you can get, while remaining completely accessible
We also look at Gemini Data Loggers introduction of radio data loggers at Weald and Downland that allows the environmental conditions in the Downland Gridshell building to be constantly monitored easily and we take photography tips with sector snapper, Dani Tagen, who offers reccommendations on how to tackle new projects and what to look out for.
Previous In Focus Features
International museum fit-out – UK specialists taking on the world
Workforce Development in museums – changing attitudes and nurturing skills
Income Generation in Museums – creating a better visitor experience while raising revenues
Multimedia guides and apps – integrating the audio visual experiences of our museums and heritage attractions
Interpreting the Outdoors – creating and looking after open areas in museums and heritage attractions
Collections: making museum treasures more accessible and better cared for