Yes Diane we've all been there. On the other hand when you do get into the
collections it can be difficult to get out. While doing my research I got
locked into the Shorts store at Cambridge due to lack of staff to oversee my
visit (what would the Fire Officer have said?) and was shut in the Bury St
Edmunds Museum as the staff forgot I was there and went for lunch.
In my expereience the biggest problem is inability to find what they say
they have.Collections seem to rely on the member of staff with the longest
memory. I understand EH have barcoded their entire store, boxes and shelves,
to keep track of it all.It worked fine until the building was struck by
lightning and blew the computer! Has any one got any better ideas?