Practical collections care: a syllabus

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SHARE Museums East, in collaboration with Collections Trust, have produced a syllabus that provides a framework for designing a practical course in the care of museum collections. The syllabus describes the activities which form the basis of curatorial knowledge and expertise in collections care and encourages a pragmatic approach. It can be used by anyone […]

Government Indemnity Scheme: guidelines for non-national institutions

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The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS), administered by Arts Council England, aims to enhance and widen access to objects of a scientific, technological, artistic or historic nature, by underwriting the insurance of loans between UK borrowing and lending cultural heritage organisations. By doing this it enables organisations to borrow objects which they could not otherwise afford. […]

Government Indemnity Scheme: guidelines for national institutions

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The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS), administered by Arts Council England, aims to enhance and widen access to objects of a scientific, technological, artistic or historic nature, by underwriting the insurance of loans between UK borrowing and lending cultural heritage organisations. By doing this it enables organisations to borrow objects which they could not otherwise afford. […]

Government Indemnity Scheme

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This resource is related to the Accreditation Standard 2.8 Expert Assessment of security arrangements, ‘The museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’ This webpage provides information for museums relating to the Government Indemnity […]

Insuring museum collections

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This How To Guide, published by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service in partnership with the Collections Trust, is related to the Accreditation Standard 2.6 Care and Conservation Plan, ‘The museum must have plans to help deliver improvements to collections care and conservation in line with the collections care and conservation policy.’ It provides a broad summary […]