The procedural manual is a widely recognised device for expressing and communicating a museum’s policy and practice. It should include reference to the standards the museum uses for collecting information about museum objects. The resource describes how to develop and maintain a procedural manual, and what it might contain.
The aim of the Collections Trust Documentation planning pack is to assist museums to produce their own documentation plans. The guidelines contained in the pack can be used for all types of documentation planning; they are not intended as the only way to produce a documentation plan and are specifically to help the documentation planning process as required by UK Museum Accreditation Scheme.
This guidance, by Kate Grimley Evans, Head of Information Law at Stone King LLP, covers aspects of data protection law relevant to museums and the collections information they hold.
This guide, co-produced by The National Archives (TNA), explains the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 relevant to the use of personal data in archiving (including archiving by museums).
This AIM Success Guide is intended for museums and other cultural organisations wanting to understand how they should be responding to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Clicking the link on this page will open the PDF document on the AIM website.
The Archaeological Recording Kit (ARK) is an open-source, standards-compliant tool for recording archaeological data and making it available on the web.
This code of practice aims to give museums and galleries guidance on administering their archives in accordance with professional standards.
This webinar explores how museum and gallery services have approached the specification, implementation and updating of their Collections Management System systems. This formed part of a project by Edinburgh Museums and Galleries to review their requirements for a CMS to replace an existing outmoded system.
As part of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries’ project to review their requirements for a CMS to replace their existing outmoded system, an online survey was conducted to find out how other museum and gallery services have approached the specification, implementation and updating of their systems. The findings of this survey are available in this report.
This Position Statement has been published by the Collections Trust in response to requests received from English museums relating to the transfer of ownership of collections information (‘documentation’) during the transition from Local Authority support to independent Trust status.