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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

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Science and technology exhibition, Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Mural in the Furnished Room, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Sketch of exhibition layout,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Tea Bar, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Construction of exhibition space,
Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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President Ford, Robert Staples, and Barbara Fahs Charles
with model of the "Levitating White House," for the Ford Museum, 1980
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Sketch of Australia section,
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Fashions Hall, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Gallery view of The Senster,
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Installation view, Photography and the City,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
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'Chilly tombs’ or ‘communion with the past’?

 

Mark Liebenrood
 Mark Liebenrood
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Dear Kate,

Thanks for your paper. You mentioned commentary on declining museum attendances that was contemporary with insistence on the usefulness of case-based and serial displays, but I wondered if you'd come across much commentary to suggest that the introduction of more immersive displays had prompted increases in visiting?

Thanks,

Mark


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Kate Hill
 Kate Hill
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Hi Mark

Good question - I've not come across anything concrete in terms of numbers but there's certainly evidence of a lot of visitors, and good visitor feedback, on opening and for the first few years at least, for brand new museums like the Castle Museum, Abbey Museum and even for the Highland Folk Museum which was kinda out of the way. What would be interesting but I haven't looked at/for yet is what happened to existing museums which started to incorporate this sort of display - like National Museum of Wales, Liverpool Museum etc. I will add that to the many things I still want to find out!

Kate


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Mark Liebenrood
 Mark Liebenrood
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Hi Kate,

Thanks, it's the latter situation I had in mind - the response to updated displays. Historic records of visitor numbers are a problem all of their own, but I guess I was wondering if there were anecdotal accounts of responses. All the best with finding out more!

Mark


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