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Collections Trust Award 2018

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The Collections Trust Award recognises the often-unsung achievements of those who manage the collections that lie at the heart of all museums. The theme of the 2018 award is the same as our conference: Spectrum in action. We want to hear what difference Spectrum 5.0 has made to collections management in your museum. What have […]

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GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018

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We know that many of you are anxious about how the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect personal information held in your collections documentation, which may go back decades. We have consulted a legal expert, who has advised that GDPR will need to be read alongside the UK’s new Data Protection Act 2018, which received […]

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AIM launches guide to GDPR

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Museums and other cultural organisations that want to understand how they should be responding to current and forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can now benefit from a free Success Guide from The Association of Independent museums (AIM) called Successfully Managing Privacy And Data Regulations In Small Museums. The AIM Success Guide is for trustees, […]

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Questions on Accreditation

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As Arts Council England is currently reviewing museum accreditation, many questions have arisen. Museum Development Northwest have put together a list of FAQs which may well be helpful to those who are unsure about the ramifications.  

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Collections Trust Award winner announced

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The winner of the Collections Trust Award 2017 was revealed on 21 September at the organisation’s Pulling together conference in York. Taking the stage, Collections Trust CEO Kevin Gosling proclaimed the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu as the winner of the £2,000 prize for its innovative project, Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead, while handing out commendations […]

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Collections Trust Award 2017

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The Collections Trust Award recognises the often-unsung achievements of those who manage the collections that lie at the heart of all museums. This year, for the first time, that well-deserved recognition comes with a cash award of £2,000 for the winning museum. The theme of the 2017 Collections Trust Award is the same as our conference: pulling together. […]

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A warm welcome to our new trustees

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Six new trustees have been appointed to the Collections Trust board. The appointments build on the digital expertise and political advocacy of the existing board, as well as maintaining links with the National Museum Directors’ Council. Two early-career professionals will bring to board meetings the perspective of our users working day-to-day in collections management. The […]

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We have moved!

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The Collections Trust team has followed in the (very big) footsteps of Dippy the dinosaur and left our old home at the Natural History Museum. Collections Trust has moved to new offices at Rich Mix. We are currently sorting out our phones, so please bear with us while we get the office up and running smoothly […]

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Spectrum 5.0 consultation deadline extended to end of May

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We have been asked to extend the Spectrum 5.0 consultation period, and have put back the deadline for feedback to the end of May. The consultation is now open until Wednesday 31May 2017, and we plan to publish the final version in the summer. With the help of a number of working groups that have […]

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Welcome to our new website

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Welcome to the new Collections Trust website. We hope you will find it easier to find the resources you are looking for, and are a little clearer about who we are and what we do. The previous site had built up thousands of pages, many of which were quite out-of-date. Over the past year we […]

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