Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Museum Documentation Basics and the SPECTRUM standard, Woking

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Museums from across the SE are invited to this workshop at the Surrey History Centre, Woking. It will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it can be approached by different organisations. Together, we will look at museum documentation with a focus on accountability and Accreditation, including the SPECTRUM standard and primary procedures.

Throughout 2016 Collections Trust have been working on a revised edition of SPECTRUM, following extensive consultation with the museum sector. It will be published in the summer of 2017 and Sarah will introduce changes and revisions to the standard. This workshop will therefore be useful for those new to the topic, as well as those looking for a refresher. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The role of Collections Trust and Collections Trust resources
  • The SPECTRUM standard within the context of Accreditation
  • The SPECTRUM Primary Procedures
  • Basic museum documentation
  • Using and applying SPECTRUM  within your organisation
  • Introducing changes and updates to the SPECTRUM standard

Programme: 10.15 tea/coffee; 10.30 start; 16.00 depart

Delegates are requested to bring examples of their organisation’s documentation and/or documentation procedural manual. Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions and activities, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.

This free workshop is offered as part of Collections Trust’s Arts Council England funded Activity Plan. It is hosted by SEMDP.

Book here