Procedural manuals

Funded by Welsh GovernmentA manual helps a museum to standardise the capture, recording, safekeeping and use of information about museum collections. A museum’s procedural manual should be a set of evolving instructions describing how your museum carries out the Spectrum 5.0 procedures. We know that a lot of you are taking the opportunity to update or develop your manuals at the moment. This session will explore what makes a good procedural manual. Together we will discuss what they should contain, different formats and how you might create a user friendly resource.

This session is delivered by Collections Trust, funded by Welsh Government, Culture and Sport Division (C&S) / Adran Diwylliant a Chwaraeon (DaCh). Priority will be given to those who work or volunteer at Accredited museums, or those working towards, in Wales. If you have a question about the session please email (please note, we are only able to respond in English).

Registration has closed. Preparation for attendees:

    • If possible, read the Spectrum 5.0 introduction, if you have not already.
    • Think about how you do things in your museum, referring to your in-house procedural manual if you have access to it, although we appreciate you might not right now. You might also find it useful to have it with you to refer to during the session.
    • At the time of the session, follow the joining instructions we’ll send you when we confirm your registration. Please note – this email might find its way into your junk folder so please check before getting in touch.
    • The session will be hosted via Zoom. Using your webcam is optional, so you don’t have to tidy up or dress to impress.