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Making more of collections- Review and Rationalisation

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This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitor. The session will also introduce different methodologies, frameworks and case studies focussing on some of the collection areas from the ‘Making more of Collections’ series. Book here (clicking the link on this page will take you to an external site). […]

Part of: North West

An introduction to Spectrum 5.0

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Have a question about museum documentation or the Spectrum standard? This session will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it can be approached by different organisations. We will explore museum documentation with a focus on accountability and Accreditation. Together, we will review the new Spectrum 5 primary procedures, required for Accreditation, […]

Part of: North West

Museums and the Law: Acquisitions and Disposals

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Featuring a panel comprising Janet Ulph (Professor of Law at Leicester University), Sarah Brown (Outreach Officer at Collections Trust) and the Museums Association, the workshop is an opportunity to discuss the legal and ethical considerations of acquisition and disposal issues. Delegates will have the opportunity beforehand to submit questions and scenarios to be debated by […]

Part of: North West

Introduction to Rights Management

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This session will provide an introduction to the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will explore identifying collections protected by intellectual property rights, particularly copyright. The session will offer an overview of copyright and its implications for museums, their audiences and collections. We will discuss basic principles including obtaining and recording permissions, risk […]

Part of: East Midlands

From donation to disposal: documentation procedures and guidance

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  This session will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it is approached by different organisations. We will explore museum documentation with a focus on accountability and museum Accreditation. Together, we will review the Spectrum 5.0 Primary Procedures, required for Accreditation, and discuss how they are approached by your organisation. Book here (clicking […]

Part of: East

Collections review and rationalisation

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Collections review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections review. We […]

Part of: London

Spotlight on collections

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This September Museum Development North East are hosting a one day collections event, exploring how museums can use their collections to inspire and engage new audiences. Drawing on regional case studies, the day will provide an opportunity for museums to come together to share learning from a range of projects. This interactive day will include presentations […]

Part of: North East

Documentation backlogs

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Many museums do not have a sufficient inventory of their collections, leaving themselves open to security risks and uncertain ownership, and struggle to understand the minimum information required when tackling their backlogs. During 2017 the team at Collections Trust developed an updated version of the Spectrum standard, following extensive consultation from the museum sector. The improved Inventory […]

Part of: Yorkshire

Documentation backlogs

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Many museums do not have a sufficient inventory of their collections, leaving themselves open to security risks and uncertain ownership, and struggle to understand the minimum information required when tackling their backlogs. During 2017 the team at Collections Trust developed an updated version of the Spectrum standard, following extensive consultation from the museum sector. The improved […]

Part of: Yorkshire

An introduction to museum documentation

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This session will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it is approached by different organisations. We will explore museum documentation with a focus on accountability and museum Accreditation. Together, we will review the Spectrum 5 Primary Procedures, required for Accreditation, and discuss how they are approached by your organisation. Book here (clicking the […]

Part of: Yorkshire

Collections review and rationalisation

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Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections […]

Part of: Yorkshire

Marking and labelling objects

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Marking and labelling of objects is part of the Spectrum 5.0 Acquisition and Accessioning procedure, a Primary Procedure, which is required to be in place for Museum Accreditation. This workshop will introduce the different equipment, materials and techniques used for marking objects. The session will also include hands-on activities to put knowledge into practice. Book here (clicking […]

Part of: Yorkshire

Collections review and rationalisation

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Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections […]

Part of: Yorkshire

An introduction to Spectrum 5.0

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Have a question about the Spectrum standard? Over the past year Collections Trust have been working on a revised edition of the Spectrum collections management standard, following extensive consultation with the museum sector. This new edition, Spectrum 5.0, was launched in September 2017. Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will introduce key changes to both […]

Part of: Yorkshire

An introduction to rights management

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This session will provide an introduction to the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will explore intellectual property rights, in particular works protected by copyright. The session will offer an overview of copyright and its implications for museums, their audiences and collections. We will discuss basic principles including ownership, duration, obtaining and recording […]

Part of: Yorkshire

Collections review and rationalisation

News, blog and events

Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and information on planning a collections review. […]

Part of: East Midlands

An introduction to Spectrum 5.0 and Inventory

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Many museums do not have a sufficient inventory of their collections, leaving themselves open to security risks and uncertain ownership, and struggle to understand the minimum information required when tackling their backlogs. Over the past year the team at Collections Trust has been working on an update to the Spectrum standard, following extensive consultation from […]

Part of: London

An introduction to rights management

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This session will provide an introduction to the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will explore intellectual property rights (IPR), in particular works protected by copyright. The session will offer an overview of copyright and its implications for museums, their audiences and collections. We will discuss basic principles including ownership, duration, obtaining and […]

Part of: London

Pulling together: Collections Trust 2017 Conference

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Being responsible for collections management can feel like ploughing a lone furrow. But it’s actually a museum-wide task that needs everyone to pull together – from the governing body to the people on the front desk. This year’s Collections Trust conference considers the human side of documentation systems, the people who capture and share information […]

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