Museum Development Yorkshire is part of York Museums Trust and funded by Arts Council England. They support museums across Yorkshire to manage their resources, look after their collections and provide services to their audiences in ways that meet or exceed recognised standards within the museum sector.

https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/about-us/supporting-heritage/museum-development-yorkshire/

Marking and labelling objects

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This hands-on workshop introduces the equipment, materials and techniques used for marking objects with their unique numbers.

Part of: Yorkshire

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

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

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

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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 Inventory […]

Part of: Yorkshire