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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]