Questions on Accreditation

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As Arts Council England is currently reviewing museum accreditation, many questions have arisen. Museum Development Northwest have put together a list of FAQs which may well be helpful to those who are unsure about the ramifications.  

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Collections Trust Award winner announced

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The winner of the Collections Trust Award 2017 was revealed on 21 September at the organisation’s Pulling together conference in York. Taking the stage, Collections Trust CEO Kevin Gosling proclaimed the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu as the winner of the £2,000 prize for its innovative project, Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead, while handing out commendations […]

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Consultation on Larger & Working Historic Objects Guidelines

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This press release from the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums, the International Railway Heritage Consultancy Ltd, and Arts Council England, announces the start of consultation on Larger & Working Historic Objects Guidelines. The draft of a new publication ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects’ is now available for comment. […]

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Collections Trust Award 2017

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The Collections Trust Award recognises the often-unsung achievements of those who manage the collections that lie at the heart of all museums. This year, for the first time, that well-deserved recognition comes with a cash award of £2,000 for the winning museum. The theme of the 2017 Collections Trust Award is the same as our conference: pulling together. […]

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A warm welcome to our new trustees

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Six new trustees have been appointed to the Collections Trust board. The appointments build on the digital expertise and political advocacy of the existing board, as well as maintaining links with the National Museum Directors’ Council. Two early-career professionals will bring to board meetings the perspective of our users working day-to-day in collections management. The […]

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We have moved!

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The Collections Trust team has followed in the (very big) footsteps of Dippy the dinosaur and left our old home at the Natural History Museum. Collections Trust has moved to new offices at Rich Mix. We are currently sorting out our phones, so please bear with us while we get the office up and running smoothly […]

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Spectrum 5.0 consultation deadline extended to end of May

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We have been asked to extend the Spectrum 5.0 consultation period, and have put back the deadline for feedback to the end of May. The consultation is now open until Wednesday 31May 2017, and we plan to publish the final version in the summer. With the help of a number of working groups that have […]

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Welcome to our new website

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Welcome to the new Collections Trust website. We hope you will find it easier to find the resources you are looking for, and are a little clearer about who we are and what we do. The previous site had built up thousands of pages, many of which were quite out-of-date. Over the past year we […]

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