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eHive

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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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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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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: Museum of London Review and Rationalisation Project

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Naomi Russell, Project Assistant at the Museum of London, has written this guest blog post looking at the rationalisation of the Social and Working History collections at the museum. With over 100,000 objects involved in the project, it was a huge undertaking that aimed to improve the collection, benefit other institutions through disposal of objects and ensure the Museum was applying its collections development policy correctly.

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Collections Trust’s board members are directors of the company and also trustees of the charity. The board meets quarterly. In addition, an audit committee comprising a sub-group of trustees with an external chair meets twice a year to monitor and review all aspects of the organisation’s financial management. Camilla Hampshire (Chair) Camilla is Museums Manager […]

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Paintings in Hospitals - using art to inspire better health and wellbeing

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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.

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