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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An introduction to Spectrum 5.0

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Have a question about the Spectrum standard? 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, was launched in September 2017. Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will introduce key changes to both […]

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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 intellectual property rights, in particular works protected by copyright. The session will offer an overview of copyright and its implications for museums, their audiences and collections. We will discuss basic principles including ownership, duration, obtaining and recording […]

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