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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

Beat the backlog, part 1

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Accredited museums must have a plan to resolve their documentation backlogs (requirement 2.5). As well as best practice, documentation planning helps museums improve and enhance their records and focus resources, so that their collections can contribute to different engagement activities.  However we know that museums sometimes find this requirement confusing, for example what counts as […]

Part of: East

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

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

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 also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections […]

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

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

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

Documentation backlogs

News, blog and events

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