The aim of this resource, from Museum Development Yorkshire, is to provide a simple checklist to determine the state of collections management procedures in your museum.
Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Inventory and see how other museums have put it into practice. For the procedure itself follow this link. You can find further blog posts related to banishing backlogs here.
This film goes behind the scenes with the Science Museum Group teams preparing to move 300,000 objects to their new home at the National Collections Centre.
This resource is a blog from the Science Museum Group , which is in the middle of a project to study, digitise and re-home more than 300,000 objects, and looks back on the team’s achievements in 2019.
This resource outlines bulk accessioning and how to apply it to different collections. Contents What is bulk accessioning and why is it important? Spectrum 5.0 and the Museum Accreditation Scheme How to bulk accession Bulk accessioning and Cataloguing Bulk accessioning and different types of collection Bulk accessioning and Inventory Please note, this resource has been […]
This toolkit, from Museum Development Yorkshire, provides a framework to undertake an initial survey of a museum collection to create a collection biography and provide an overview of the collection.
The procedural manual is a widely recognised device for expressing and communicating a museum’s policy and practice. It should include reference to the standards the museum uses for collecting information about museum objects. The resource describes how to develop and maintain a procedural manual, and what it might contain.
The aim of the Collections Trust Documentation planning pack is to assist museums to produce their own documentation plans. The guidelines contained in the pack can be used for all types of documentation planning; they are not intended as the only way to produce a documentation plan and are specifically to help the documentation planning process as required by UK Museum Accreditation Scheme.
The British Schools Museum have created a documentation procedural manual, which sets a useful example for appropriate contents and structure when creating your own procedural manual for Accreditation.