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The Modern Museum Convergence


British Museum Wellcome Gallery

Museum of London 'London Before London'

V&A Glass Gallery

Imperial War Museum

A new balance between aesthetic values and information needs developed in contemporary Museums.

The elitist, object orientated museums like the V&A and the BM have increased the didactive element of their displays, embracing the humble display panel, and, on occassion also the touch-screen and the interactive to reach out to a wider public.

The social history museums like the Museum of London have improved the aesthetic quality of their use of objects to beautify their information rich displays. They also have embraced new technology enthusiastically. Visible storage to increase access to real objects.

The latest galleries in the two V&A and the Musuem of London have much in common.

The Museum of London galleries (look at the World City Display and London before London for latest displays)

British Galleries, V&A




Page updated 7th January 2008

Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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