Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Location and movement control. For the procedure itself follow this link.

Handling museum objects

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This e-learning tool will help you learn about the handling of museum objects. It covers: Before you start. Basic object handling. Handling object types. Sources of further information. Clicking on the link will take you to the resource on the Museum of London website

Packing museum objects for moving

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This e-learning tool will help you learn about the packing of museum objects for moving. It covers: Assessing the object Assessing the move Basic packing Risk management in transit Clicking on the link will take you to the resource on the Museum of London website.

Developing a documentation procedural manual

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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.

Documentation planning pack

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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.

Object movement tickets

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Collections Trust supplies pre-printed, triplicate tickets that support the Spectrum Location and movement control procedure (a Spectrum Primary Procedure) and will help you to record and manage the movement of objects within the museum.

Firearms and the law

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This resource is a simple, useful guide for museums who have firearms in their collections, prepared for the Collections Trust by staff at the Imperial War Museum. The guidance covers firearms as a whole, shotguns (which have a different legal status) and prohibited weapons and outlines advice on the transportation of firearms.

Moving library and archive collections

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This leaflet gives guidance on best practice for conducting the move of a library or archive collection. It describes areas of the move where the collection may be at risk, and suggests how the risks may be minimised by good planning. Outlines for the specification of handling and packing criteria for contractors are provided.

Signposts factsheet 3 - Handling and Packing

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Many artefacts appear to be more solid and robust than they are. A great deal of damage can be caused by inappropriate handling and moving. Museum objects can also be damaged by insufficient or inappropriate packing materials. This fact sheet offers guidance on the handling and packing of artefacts.

Packing museum objects

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This guide provides an introduction to the packing of museum objects against accidental damage, pollutants and environment whilst in storage, or perhaps in order to move them within the museum building or for transportation.