Moving Stores at Littlehampton Museum
Staff at Littlehampton Museum had to move collections to a temporary store in one of the on-site meeting rooms at short notice, due to unplanned building work. Find out what they accomplished using materials from the conservation resource bank.
Cranbrook Museum - Energy Audits for Kent & Medway Museums
Free energy audit designed to reduce energy utility use and costs
Environmental Monitoring at Arundel Museum
Arundel Museum have been borrowing some environmental monitors from the South East Museum Development Resource bank. Find out what they have achieved.
Care, Cleaning and Display of Military Uniform at the KSY
Volunteers at The Kent & Sharpshooters Yeomanry (KSY) Museum receive practical training after the museum reopens in a new site.
Dealing with Mould at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Staff and volunteers at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham receive training on how to deal with mould after it was discovered there was an outbreak in one of their stores.
Fort Nelson Staff and Volunteers Experience Crime Scene Technology Training
Royal Armouries staff and volunteers were recently awarded a Training Bursary to learn how to use a portable X-ray fluorescence analyser (XRF), to enable the collection of forensic evidence from the collection of Artillery held at Fort Nelson. Conservator Matthew Hancock tells the story.
'Collections Care' Peer Development Group
How a group of Hampshire Solent museum staff and Trustees set out to work together to learn more about a topic of common interest. The group learned about Collections Care through a series of study visits to members’ museums, attendance at a Collections Trust seminar and a visit to Novium, Chichester.
Environmental monitoring, Royal Engineers Museum, Kent
In August 2013, the Royal Engineers Museum borrowed from the Conservation Resource Bank 5 Hanwell dataloggers to record the temperature and humidity levels within thier display and storage spaces.
LAInet digital technology research trip to the Museum of London
LAINet members organised a research trip to the Museum of London to learn about simple, cheap and effective digital technology that can make a museum gallery, or education workshop interactive.
Environmental monitoring, Fishbourne Roman Palace
Staff at Fishbourne Roman Palace borrowed equipment from the Conservation Resource Bank in order to monitor environmental conditions around the mosaics. The hope was to correlate changes in environmenal conditions against the distribution of moss and algae growth occuring on the mosaics.
Packing Collections, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
In July 2013 volunteers from the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum requested some material from the Conservation Resource Bank in order to help them implement recommendations on the care and storage of the museum's archive and library.
Geology and Palaeontology Curatorial Training
Placement at the Natural History Museum enhancing standards of care, display and documentation at Dinosaur Isle.
Natural History Collections Review at Maidstone Museum
As the current Museum team does not include a natural historian, specialist skills were required to identify the significance of specimens and to highlighting areas of duplication as part of the museum's wider Collections Review.
Big Animal Health Check at the Powell-Cotton Museum
See how the Head of Collections and a specialist undertook a full conservation assessment of as many of the Museum’s historic taxidermy specimens as possible in 2 of the museum's galleries.
MODES for Chiddingstone Castle
Find out how Chiddingstone Castle upgraded their MODES cataloguing software and received training for staff and volunteers in order to make the collection better catalogued and to improve access.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham: Inventory and Storage
The staff at The Historic Dockyard Chatham are currently undertaking a storage project - check out what they got up to!
Disaster Recovery training at The Beaney!
Craig Bowen, Museums and Galleries Development Manager (Collections):
An excellent day's training that created a lot of enthusiasm amongst staff that will help in further in-house work on disaster recovery.
The Relocation of Britain at War
The Winston Churchill, Britain at War Museum, Toolley Street, London Bridge closed on 6th January 2013 and Railtrack is currently redeveloping the site. St Margaret’s Bay Museum agreed to acquire the collections and to move it from London to Kent.x
Remedial Conservation Needs Assessment
To evaluate and map the remedial conservation needs for museums of all sizes across the two sub-regions and follow up with site specific practical advice and intervention. To establish a long-term support network for collections care so that the skills and expertise developed by the project can be retained and shared.
Effective Collections - Disposals Project at Elmbridge Museum
Elmbridge Museum undertook a comprehensive collections review a few years ago, leading to disposal decisions. However, very few items were phyically disposed of. A SEWS Development Grant in 2016-7 has given the Museum the capapcity to undertake the final re-homing and disposal of over 400 items.
Training Bursaries: MA 'Sorted' Seminar
In September 2013, staff from four Hampshire Solent Hampshire Solent museums were awarded training bursaries to attend the Museums Association seminar ‘Sorted: New approaches to collections rationalisation.’ We've updated this case study with information from a long-term evaluation carried out in May 2015. Find out how the Training Bursary recipients are continuing to make a difference 18 months on.
Hampshire Solent museums’ ‘Orphan Collections’ project in partnership with Portsmouth University’s School of Law
In 2013-14, the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme brokered an opportunity with the University of Portsmouth’s Masters in Corporate Governance and Law programme, whereby postgraduate students volunteered in museums, working with staff and trustees work to identify priority collections with unclear ownership or loan arrangements, to conduct relevant research to establish title, and to help the museums to fully understand the legal parameters and their possible courses of action in relation to their orphan objects.
Adlib Designer Training for Collections Staff at Maidstone Museums
Collections staff at Maidstone Museums attedend Adlib Designer Training to improve sustainability and management of the collection and CMS by having skills in house.
National Arts Fundraising School residential course: Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
A week-long residential course attended by the Curator of Historic Collections at Worthing Museum and Gallery, with the aim to increase knowledge of different funding sources, including major donors, trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship and legacies.
Documentation and Collections Management at King John’s House
Delivering significant improvements to collections management at King John’s House and Heritage Centre, a small museum in Romsey, Hampshire.