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 the museum sector. The improved Inventory procedure in SPECTRUM 5.0 has been developed to help museums identify and resolve their backlogs, making the requirements for Accreditation much clearer. In this workshop, we will explore the minimum level of inventory information needed for each object (or group of objects), to ensure accountability.This minimum information also helps museums mitigate risks including security, ethical and legal risks. We will also explore other key changes to the SPECTRUM standard, in particular to the Primary Procedures for Accreditation. This workshop will also include a case study from Anooshka Rawden from the Science Museum. She will be speaking about making inventories manageable and will draw from her experience of working in both small and large museums.

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This workshop will be delivered through our Arts Council England funded Outreach Programme, in collaboration with the Museum Development Network.