Arts Council England and the Collections Trust have identified a need to raise professional awareness of current good practice in the care, management and use of collections within small and medium-sized museums.
To meet this need, ACE and CT are hosting six free seminars for museum practitioners. Each seminar offers practical, applicable advice, looking at:
- Creative, user-focussed collections management
- Active collecting and the positive impact it has on collections
- Development and museum resilience
- The importance of relevant, well-informed collections to deliver
- Value and services to the public
- Creative, yet balanced use of museum standards to develop collections
- How collections management skills support the development of collections
The workshops are set in the context of the Museum Accreditation scheme, with particular focus on:
- Organisational health
- Users and their experience
These workshops will take place on
- Tuesday 2 February, Leeds City Museum
- Tuesday 9 February, New Walk Museum, Leicester
- Monday 22 February, Museum of the Order of St John, London
- Thursday 25 February, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
- Thursday 3 March, RAMM, Exeter
- Thursday 10 March, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Please follow the above links to book your place.
Each workshop will feature a contemporary case study demonstrating creative and effective collections management projects, and introducing participants to work at the forefront of collections management in England.
The workshops are for museum practitioners, including curatorial, collections, conservation and management staff. The workshops are open to those from museums that are either Accredited or working towards Accreditation.
Places are free of charge but booking is required. Please don’t hesitate to contact the event manager Clemmie if you have any questions: