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.

Understanding Copyright - An introduction to Rights Management

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Location: Powell Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington, CT7 0BH

Trainer: Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust.

What will be covered? 

This session will provide an introduction to the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will explore intellectual property rights (IPR), in particular works protected by copyright. The session will offer a basic overview of copyright and its implications for museums and their audiences. We will discuss basic principles including ownership, duration, obtaining and recording permissions, risk management and orphan works, as well as how to apply the Spectrum 5 Rights Management procedure within your organisation.

Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout. 

We ask that, where possible, delegates kindly submit questions in advance, to enable us to answer them effectively on the day.

If possible please bring with you any relevant documentation, for sharing and discussion – for example your organisation’s permission forms, IPR policy etc.

Who should attend? 

This training day is aimed at:
• Museum staff and volunteers involved in recording, obtaining and/or using collections rights information.
• Those with no existing knowledge or those in need of a refresher

Full details of the day will follow in due course, but please book now to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to book a place on the course visit our Event Brite page here