frogspawn Posted November 15, 2010 Share Posted November 15, 2010 Yesterday I made a pilgrimage to the Horniman Museum in south London to see their concertina collection. It's a pleasant environment (except for the small children running about the galleries uncontrolled by their parents and IMO some rather unpleasant atonal/discordant music coming from a free concert in the 'Gallery Square'). Anyway, there aren't that many concertinas on display in comparison with those listed and illustrated on the museum's website, but it's still good to see them 'in the flesh'. There are also a lot of other musical instruments there that may be of interest. That only a proportion of their collection is actually displayed is understandable and presumably not unusual. What really disappointed me, however, was the poor signage. A combination of dim light, distance, font size and the thickness of the glass conspired to make the signs very difficult or even impossible to read for someone of my age. I fully appreciate that artefacts need to be protected, but the signage should be larger, further forward or illuminated as it is in other parts of the museum. I did fill in the feedback form about this and also expressed my disappointment to a young girl who was conducting a visitor survey - she also had difficulty reading some of the signs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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