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eHive is a web-based collection cataloguing system. It makes cataloguing and publishing of your collection easy and affordable.

Spectrum discussion - Loans in and Loans out

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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 […]

Why can't we just use Google?

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Surely Google can help us find objects in collections across the UK’s museums? Chief Executive Kevin Gosling addresses a key question at the heart of the Collections Trust’s recent feasibility study for DCMS on mapping digitised collections.

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We are always happy to hear from you with collection management questions or enquiries about any aspect of our work. But, salespeople, please don’t bother us; our strict policy is to refuse cold sales calls and emails. By email Our general email address is office@collectionstrust.org.uk.  To email a particular person directly, please see the page […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

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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

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Perspectives on Disposal: Decluttering

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In this guest blog, Professor Sharon Macdonald and Dr Jennie Morgan from the Department of Sociology at the University of York address the topic of museum disposal. They share insights gained from a different context—household decluttering—to prompt new ways of approaching and thinking about disposal. While it is perhaps no longer considered ‘controversial’ or a ‘dirty word’ in the ways it once was, there persists (as Director of the Museums Association Sharon Heal put it earlier this year) a ‘shying away’ from disposal.

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The Collections Trust Practical Guides Portfolio

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The Collections Trust’s Practical Guides provide a comprehensive introduction and outstanding practical advice on 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.

The portfolio also includes the Spectrum Primary Procedures publication, a handy extract from the full standard aimed at smaller museums who just want the nine primary procedures.

Price: £99 for the five-volume collection

The five titles in the current portfolio are:

Spectrum Primary Procedures: This handy extract from the full standard is aimed at smaller museums who just want the nine primary procedures. These are the ones that most museums will use most of the time. UK museums wanting to meet the requirements of the Accreditation scheme will have to demonstrate that they meet, or have a plan to achieve, the Spectrum standard for all nine.

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.

 

Delivery: You can expect your delivery within 5-7 working days.

The Collections Trust Practical Guides Portfolio

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The Collections Trust’s Practical Guides provide a comprehensive introduction and outstanding practical advice on 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.

The portfolio also includes the Spectrum Primary Procedures publication, a handy extract from the full standard aimed at smaller museums who just want the nine primary procedures.

Price: £99 for the five-volume collection

The five titles in the current portfolio are:

Spectrum Primary Procedures: This handy extract from the full standard is aimed at smaller museums who just want the nine primary procedures. These are the ones that most museums will use most of the time. UK museums wanting to meet the requirements of the Accreditation scheme will have to demonstrate that they meet, or have a plan to achieve, the Spectrum standard for all nine.

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.

 

Delivery: You can expect your delivery within 5-7 working days.

Documentation procedural manual: top tips

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On 12 December 2018 we held an hour-long Twitter session to let you know a little more about our new documentation procedural manual resource. We had a lot of insightful comments, queries and poll results, so we decided to put them all together for anyone who missed it.

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Outreach Officer (part-time, 0.6 FTE) Collections Trust is looking for someone with excellent presentation skills who cares about how collections are managed to deliver training and advice, and act as an ambassador for the Spectrum standard. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to increasing the diversity of our staff, board and […]

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Mapping digitised collections: how ... and why

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Kevin Gosling, Chief Executive of Collections Trust, introduces a recently-published study, commissioned by DCMS, into the feasibility of mapping and connecting digitised cultural collections with a view to making them searchable across organisations and disciplines.