The Collections Trust’s five Practical Guides that comprise the current portfolio provide a comprehensive introduction and outstanding practical advice on five key areas of critical importance to all those involved in managing and administering collections in museums, libraries and archives.
All of the titles are written by expert editors and contain a wealth of information, top tips, and legal alerts and contain easy to understand tables and flow charts. They are written in Plain English, making them accessible to all those working in the cultural heritage sector. The books can be purchased individually or as a collection at a significant price advantage.
Price: £24.99 per title or £115 for the five-volume collection
The five titles in the current portfolio are:
Documentation: The essential first stop for all those wishing to manage a museum collection and its documentation to a high standard. For those with no previous museum experience, this title presents the basics of documentation clearly and concisely, while for those with more experience it provides an easy-reference guide to good documentation.
Collections Management: An essential source of reference for anyone responsible for collecting, caring for, and recording information about cultural collections and making them accessible to other people. The framework method described in this book is based on that in BSI PAS 197: Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management.
Copyright: This title provides essential guidance for those wishing to manage copyright in a collection. It will be of interest to archive, library and museum professionals and provides a first stop in copyright guidance for collections managers, archivists, curators, librarians, volunteers, students and trustees.
Pest Management: Providing cultural heritage organisations with essential information on identifying and dealing with pest problems, this title gives comprehensive guidance on implementing an effective pest management programme.
Collections and Governance: This title focuses on the implications of different forms of charitable Governance and their potential impact on your collections. Issues covered include: different types of governance models, including Charitable Trusts; how each model impacts on the ownership, acquisition and stewardship of collections; how to approach to the transition to a new governance model with confidence; and identifying and exploiting new income streams from your collections.
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