Sector knowledge: Museum Practice

Museum Practice logoJournal Summary: Museum Practice (MP) was launced in 1998 to provide examples of new developments and innovations in museums and galleries, from the latest technology to new ways of interpreting objects and storing collections. The magazine has moved to be an online magazine which each month examines a different area of museum practice, with opportunities for readers to contrtibute case studies and share best practice.
Publisher: Museums Association
Access: Professional institute research and insight articles and case studies; MA member access
Journal Type: Industry journal

Professional journals: APT Bulletin – The Journal of Preservation Technology

Journal summary: APT Bulletin articles showcase cutting-edge preservation techniques, as well as innovative applications of established restoration technologies. All those concerned with historic structures – architects, conservators, engineers, contractors, craftspersons, educators, developers, property owners, historians, apprentices, and students – will learn about how to treat historic buildings and landscapes more intelligently, thus affording properties longer, more viable lives.
Articles in the APT Bulletin include case studies demonstrating best practices and exemplary craftsmanship, international debates on preservation philosophy, and histories of building materials, technologies, and systems. Special theme issues of the APT Bulletin address emerging issues and trends; recent special issues have dealt with preservation engineering and the integration of environmental sustainability and historic preservation. Many Bulletin articles are developed from papers presented at the annual APT conference or other APT-sponsored events and symposia. The Bulletin also publishes reviews of new preservation-related books. First issued in 1969, the Bulletin is peer-reviewed and produced three times per year.

Publisher: Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)


Access: Professional subscription; online via JSTOR

Journal type: Professional journal

Professional journals: AHI – Interpretation Journal

Journal summary: The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) is a UK-based professional association focused on interpretation – the art of helping people explore and appreciate our world. It offers a forum for ideas, debate, networking and sharing good practice and brings together people actively involved or concerned with interpretation of natural and cultural heritage. Interpretation Journal is produced by AHI twice a year, and contains a mix of articles, guidance and case-study resources.

Publisher: AHI – Association for Heritage Interpretation


Access: Membership benefit; free sample download

Journal type: Professional

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