Please note, bookings for the regional events listed are not managed by Collections Trust. If you have any queries please get in touch with the relevant regional Museum Development team. You can find their details by following the links below.

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Procedural manuals

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A manual helps a museum to standardise the capture, recording, safekeeping and use of information about museum collections, and should be a set of evolving instructions describing how your museum carries out the Spectrum 5.0 procedures. We know that a lot of you are taking the opportunity to update or develop your manuals at the […]

Part of: East Midlands

Spectrum 5.0 Rights management

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In this bitesize session we will review the Spectrum 5.0 Rights management procedure, which can help your museum manage rights identified in your collection. Managing intellectual property rights is an important aspect of collections management and is becoming increasingly relevant as museums work to get more of their collections online. Priority for this session will […]

Part of: East

Object marking and labelling

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This online session will introduce the basic principles of object labelling and marking, including materials and techniques used for different types of objects. We will also briefly discuss how marking and labelling is linked to the Spectrum 5.0 collections management standard. Priority for this session will be given to staff and volunteers at Accredited museums, […]

Part of: South West

Collections review & rationalisation, 2 part session

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10:30-12:00 Collections review 14:00-15:30 Deaccessioning and disposal Collections review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that it can be used more effectively. Collections reviews are often the first stage of rationalising collections, which can lead to the deaccessioning and disposal of objects. However, there are many other reasons to review […]

Part of: North West