eHive is a web-based collection cataloguing system. It makes cataloguing and publishing of your collection easy and affordable.
Spectrum discussions are focussed on sharing practice between organisations and individuals. This is an opportunity to informally chat with sector colleagues about how your museum approaches a Spectrum procedure, get feedback, troubleshoot a scenario, and ask questions of each other. The topic for this discussion is Loans in and Loans out: Loans in – managing […]
Our ‘Banish the Backlog’ campaign has been focusing on the gaps in collection inventories, but museums face many other types of backlog. In this guest blog post Caitlin Peck, Curator at the Museum of East Anglian Life, tells us about their new initiative for getting up-to-date with digitisation.
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Submission from Collections Trust to the DCMS Select Committee’s call for evidence on the impact of Covid-19 – a proposal for temporary protection of collections at risk when museums become insolvent
Guest blogger this week is Jenny Durrant. Jenny is a PhD researcher in Museum Studies, University of Leicester (funded by an AHRC Midlands3Citites studentship), and Assistant Curator at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (RAMM). She leads a disposals process at RAMM and is involved in dialogue and training at a regional and national level. Her research examines how museum professionals can improve communication with visitors and stakeholders to create a more transparent disposal practice.
Collections Trust is calling for a sector-wide preservation strategy to improve the digital storage arrangements of many hundreds of museums and futureproof the benefits of short-term projects. Kevin Gosling suggests it can be done by making better use of existing funding.
The guest blog this week comes from Amisha Karia, Head of Collections & Programming at Paintings in Hospitals. Amisha describes the background to the inspiring Paintings in Hospitals collection and the practicalities and challenges of working with a collection that is frequently on display in environments often quite different to that of a museum or gallery. The amazing response from those who connect to the artworks demonstrates the positive social impact the collection has.
In this guest post, Anne Lord shares her experience at Colne Valley Museum, which relies entirely on volunteers. A volunteer herself, Anne reflects on the challenges and successes of the museum’s collections management work, including a current HLF-funded collections digitisation project. This post is adapted from her presentation at Collection Trust’s conference in September 2017.
Gallery Oldham have been collecting and caring for varied objects, from historical items and artworks to natural history specimens, since 1883. In this guest blog post Gallery Oldham’s Collection Assistant, William Longshaw, tells us about an object that ‘came back from the brink’ during a recent collections rationalisation programme.