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An Introduction to SPECTRUM 5.0

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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, will be launched in June 2017. Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will introduce key changes within this standard. This workshop will therefore […]

Part of: South East

An Introduction to SPECTRUM 5.0

News, blog and events

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, will be launched in June 2017. Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will introduce key changes within this standard. This workshop will therefore […]

Part of: South East

Webcast: Learn how to effectively manage a 19,000+ digital assets collection

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Join Extensis for this webcast where they will showcase how strategic digital agency After Digital joined forces with Extensis Portfolio to help The Amber Collective add structure to their collection of digital assets in making them available to the web. This webcast will also look at how Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions can help organisations effectively manage their digital […]

SPECTRUM-conference, Helsinki

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Standards and joint procedures are key elements towards achieving more sustainable and customer friendly collection management. In recent years, standards have gained a bigger role within museum collection management and cataloguing. The SPECTRUM standard is used in thousands of museums worldwide and has also become an important tool for Nordic museums. The whole standard, or parts of […]

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 Digitisation

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  A digitised collection is a flexible resource for any museum and can be used in a variety of ways, from engaging online audiences to enhancing catalogue information for collections management activities. In this workshop, we will explore what needs to be considered when undertaking a digitisation project and how to manage the digital assets […]

Part of: London

An Introduction to Digitisation

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A digitised collection is a flexible resource for any museum and can be used in a variety of ways, from engaging online audiences to enhancing catalogue information for collections management activities. In this workshop, we will explore what needs to be considered when undertaking a digitisation project and how to manage the digital assets we […]

Part of: East Midlands

Choosing a Collections Management System

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Get some practical advice on which collections management system is appropriate for your museum. Suitable for museum volunteers, staff and trustees.  The session will cover: What is a Collections Management System (CMS) and why are they useful? Different user needs Key features Pros and Cons of DIY vs. off the shelf A chance to share and […]

Part of: East

Accreditation and Collections

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The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, and enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services. This session will explore the benefits of Accreditation, and the requirements for Section Two: Collections. Sarah Brown, Collections Trust, will explore museum documentation procedures with a focus on accountability […]

Part of: East Midlands

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 SPECTRUM Primary Procedures, required for Accreditation, identifying potential […]

Part of: East Midlands

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 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: North East

Museum Documentation Basics and SPECTRUM

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  Museums from across the SE are invited to this workshop at the Surrey History Centre, Woking. It will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it can be approached by different organisations. Together, we will look at museum documentation with a focus on accountability and Accreditation, including the SPECTRUM standard and primary procedures. […]

Part of: South East

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: South East

Live Webcast: All you need to know about Collections Management Standard: SPECTRUM 5.0 and DAM

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Get a first look at the newest version of SPECTRUM, the UK Museum Collections Management Standard. Created by The Collections Trust, SPECTRUM 5.0 is scheduled to be released in June 2017. Watch this webcast and find out more about: What’s new in SPECTRUM 5.0 SPECTRUM DAM custom catalog templates and automated keyword Collections Management Systems (CMS) […]

17-18 May 2017 Museums + Heritage Show

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The 2017 Museums + Heritage Show is on 17-18 May at West Hall, Olympia, London. The Show is free to attend and offers two jam-packed days of free talks, features, cultural attraction experts and sector suppliers. Come along for first-rate advice, ideas and tools that you can put into practice in your own museum. To […]