The South West Museum Development Programme (SWMDP) provides support to Accredited museums across the South West region. The SWMDP mission is to support museums in the region to achieve sustainable improvements and maximise their benefits to audiences and communities.

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Please note, bookings for the events listed are not organised by Collections Trust. If you have any queries about your booking please contact South West Museum Development Programme directly.

Collections review and rationalisation

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Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections […]

Part of: South West

Banish the backlog support meeting

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Museum Development and Collections Trust have joined forces to provide a programme of support for museums to banish their backlog, including group meetings to share progress and ideas. If you would like more information about this programme, get in touch with our Outreach Officer.

Part of: South West

Spectrum 5

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Spectrum 5, the collections management standard, was launched in September 2017 following extensive consultation with the museum sector. In this session Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust, will review the Spectrum 5 primary procedures and discuss how they are approached by your organisation. Book here (clicking the link on this page will take you to an external […]

Part of: South West