Register now for the 2020 Collections Trust conference, which this year is online – and free. We’ll be exploring an under-appreciated aspect of dynamic collections: dynamic information. How can we get this precious resource flowing more freely and realise the full potential of the collections we hold?
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Confused about how to use and resolve temporary numbers during Inventory? Perhaps you’ve inherited a group of temporary numbered objects from a previous project, and you’re not sure what to do next. Come along to this bitesize online session to discuss how temporary numbers are used and what the reconciliation process might look like for […]
Museums reproduce objects for many reasons: making copies of physically vulnerable items for conservation reasons; taking photographs to record the condition of items or for identification purposes in case of damage or loss; to help researchers; or for a wide range of public-facing activities. The Spectrum 5.0 Reproduction procedure covers managing and recording the creation […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]