Traditional Museum Roles will continue:
The Wunderkammer of Olaus Wurm
Objects will continue as an important aspect, if not the central element, of Museums. Conservation of the historic material record will remain an important function.
Major museums will continue to use their objects as the central element of Research, Education & Display Facilities.
Education as a Public Service
Will continue but with more emphasis on Access, Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism
Role as curator of Information will continue but will expand with increasing use of Information Technology
Museums continue to maintain important Reference Collections.
Extra money from Designation Fund
Improved Public Access to Stores
eg. Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum
Museum of London stores
Virtual access to Collections
eg. BM Compass Project
Celtic Coin Index
Lectures on Museums by Kevin Flude
Prepared for Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
University College Worcester,
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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