MDNW have partnered with Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, Wordsworth Trust, Tullie House, the Human Remains Subject Specialist Network and Collections Trust to develop a series of taster session workshops looking at five different collection specialism areas: Human Remains; Geology, Botany and Entomology; Textiles; Manuscripts, Books and Fine Art; and Ethnography. The sessions, running from September 2017 to February 2018, are designed to inspire and raise confidence levels of delegates to make the most of areas of their collections that may be underused. They will give an overview of a variety of themes linked to working with collections such as:
- Research and identification
- Storage and display techniques
- Basic care
- Using collections to engage audiences
A sixth session with be run by Collections Trust, looking at Collection Review and Rationalisation, with case studies focusing on some of the collection areas covered in the previous workshops.
This series of training days will be used by MDNW to help develop packages of support around some of the subject areas from 2018 onwards.
For more information on each of the sessions, and to book places please click here.