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East Midlands Collections Symposium

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MDEM are thrilled to present a one day, collections and conservation focused conference: The Regional Collections Symposium. The day will include a range of regional and national speakers, case studies from across the sector and an exclusive tour of the conservation labs at the University. It will provide information on current and emerging practice as […]

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. We will discuss basic principles including obtaining and recording permissions, risk management and orphan works, as well as how to apply the SPECTRUM Rights Management procedure within your […]

Part of: South East

Hampshire Solent Open Forum

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The Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel invites all staff, volunteers and Trustees of museums in the area to join in the annual Open Forum. We are delighted to announce that following on from last year’s fantastic key note speaker, we are able to welcome another equally outstanding speaker this year, Ken Robinson CBE (Chair of Tourism […]

Part of: South East

An introduction to digitisation

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This session will explore the principles of collections digitisation; What is it? Why do we do it and what are we hoping to achieve? What do we need to consider when planning for digitisation? Can we work together to support projects across the region Together, we will discuss your organisation’s aims for digitisation, discussing actions […]

Part of: Yorkshire

An Introduction to Museum Documentation and the SPECTRUM Standard

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This session will explore museum documentation, its importance and how it can be approached to benefit both the organisation and audience. Together, we will review the primary SPECTRUM procedures, identifying potential actions for your organisation. Book here (clicking the link on this page will take you to an external site). This workshop will be delivered through our […]

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 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: Yorkshire

Digitisation Surgery

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Around the world, museums of all sizes are digitising their collections and making the results available online in increasingly joined-up ways. The Collections Trust 2016 conference focused on the question ‘Who needs digitised collections?’, and explored a number of challenges that we all need to address in order to create accessible and engaging online collections. […]

Part of: London

An Introduction to Revisiting Collections

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The objects and records held in museums are there for the benefit of the public and visitors from every part of the world. By opening up collections to different audiences, the Revisiting Collections methodology seeks to break down some of the perceived barriers between ‘people-focussed’ and ‘collections-focussed’ working in museums; to ensure that the resources […]

Part of: North East

121 phone or skype surgery sessions

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  Sarah Brown will be offering pre-arranged 1-1 collections surgery sessions to North East museums on a topic of your choice.  The sessions are suitable for museum staff and volunteers. To request a surgery session, please contact Anna McNab anna.mcnab@twmuseums.org.uk stating what you would like to discuss, and what time-slot you would prefer. Book here (clicking the […]

Part of: North East

An Introduction to Collections Trust Resources and Support

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Ever wondered how Collections Trust can support your work? Have a question about the SPECTRUM standard or any of our other resources? On 27th January Museum Development East Midlands and Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will be presenting an update on the SPECTRUM standard as well as exploring the diverse resources available from […]

Part of: East Midlands

Rights Management

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This session will explore the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will look at identifying different rights, including copyright and other intellectual property rights. We will discuss basic principles including obtaining and recording permissions, risk management and orphan works, as well as how to apply the SPECTRUM Rights Management procedure within your organization. […]

Part of: South West

Security in the Museum

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  This session will provide delegates with knowledge and practical solutions regarding crime prevention in the context of a museum or gallery. John Minary is a former senior detective. He formerly managed the crime reduction function for his home police force and has extensive experience of Heritage Management. The session will provide specific knowledge assets […]

Part of: London

Collections Knowledge Cafe

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Join the West Midlands Museum Development Team for the third and final Collections Knowledge Café on Wednesday 18 January at Coventry Transport Museum. Experts will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice about different areas of collections care: •Identifying and looking after numismatics collections – Henry Flynn, British Museum •Identifying and caring for […]

Part of: West Midlands

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 […]

Shoot, Save and Share: Meeting the Digital Challenge

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Museums of all sizes are facing the challenge of creating good quality images of their collections, and cataloging them appropriately.  Join us for this packed day of advice, practical guidance and case-studies around the subject of digitisation.  Speakers include Sarah Brown (Outreach Officer, Collections Trust), Sam Johns (Collections Development Manager, Norfolk Museums Service), Sarah Holmes […]

Part of: East