Disposals – Q&A panel video and transcript

On 15 May 2020, in association with the Social History Curators Group, this live panel event discussed rationalisation, within a social history context, and answered your questions about disposals. Here you can watch a recording of the discussion (with optional subtitles) or download a PDF transcript that includes links to the resources recommended.

The panel:

 

  • Sarah Brown – Outreach Officer, Collections Trust (co-host).
  • Rebecca Lucas – Collections Officer, North Lincolnshire Museum Service (co-host).
  • Roz Sklar – Acting Head of Collections, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
  • Jennie Morgan – Lecturer in Heritage,  University of Stirling.
  • Helen Taylor – Collections Manager, Black Country Living Museum.
  • Sarah Briggs – Collections Development Officer,  Museums Association.

 

Agenda (time stamp):

  • Start (00:00).
  • Welcome (00:09).
  • Welcome from SHCG (02:04).
  • Panel introductions (04:00).
  • Successful disposals (08:34).
  • Policy (14:34).
  • Future proofing and refocussing (15:50).
  • Methods of disposal (27:09).
  • Donors (34:40).
  • Communication and language (36:23).
  • Uncertain ownership (44:10).
  • Disposing of digitised material (47:57).
  • Risk assessments (50:30).
  • 52:07 Final thoughts (52:07).

Click the link on the right-hand side to download the PDF.

Date created: 2020

Author: Collections Trust; Social History Curators Group

Publisher: Collections Trust; Social History Curators Group