Collections review & rationalisation, 2 part session

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 collections. These include understanding the significance of your collections; identifying opportunities to develop under-used collections; getting new insights into what your users find interesting about your objects; and planning future research, use and collections care.

In Part 1 of this online session Sarah Brown, Collections Trust Outreach Officer, will review the Spectrum 5.0 Collections review procedure, and signpost to different methodologies and frameworks. Followed by a 2 hour break, Part 2 will be an overview of Deaccessioning and disposal.

Priority for this session will be given to staff and volunteers at Accredited museums, and those working towards, within the North West Museum Development region.

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This workshop will be delivered through our Arts Council England funded Outreach Programme, in collaboration with Museum Development North West. Please contact MDNW with any questions.