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Design Guidelines/Standards for Museums

Requested from NatMu by A. DY at 09:00 PM on Aug 23, 2021.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis
Date of Coverage: 08/23/2021 - 08/23/2021
Tracking no: #NatMu-217135557209

DY 09:00 PM, Aug 23, 2021

Hello! My name is Andrew Dy, a fifth-year BS Architecture student in the University of Santo Tomas. I would like to request the Design Guidelines/Standards for museums as aid for my thesis.

Garcia 10:16 AM, Aug 25, 2021

August 25, 2021


Thank you for your request dated Aug 23, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Design Guidelines/Standards for Museums.

We received your request on Aug 23, 2021 and will respond on or before Sep 13, 2021 09:00:13 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #NatMu-217135557209.

Thank you.


John Earnest Garcia
FOI Officer

September 7, 2021



Thank you for your request dated Aug 23, 2021 09:00:13 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Design Guidelines/Standards for Museums.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. 

We recommend that you refer to some of the following reference documents/readings on standards for museums, and related aspects to museum practice which we believe may impact architectural design and planning, as follows:

1.    On ethics and guiding principles on museums:  The ICOM Code of Ethics

2.    On conservation:  Ten agents of deterioration

3.    On storage techniques:   STASHc: Storage Techniques for Art, Science, and History

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