Gail Boyle wrote, in response to Mark Lawrence's question about access to museum collections by 'non-professionals':
>I cannot speak for all museums in Britain but here in Bristol we generally
try to make our collections available to the majority of enquirers who want
to look at them for a specific reason - professional, academic or otherwise
I fully agree - in fact 'living history enthusiasts' are among the most common users of the medieval collections at the Museum of London!
Mark Lawrence also e-mailed us direct - I'll be answering him separately.
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