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.
'Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group
Five Hampshire Solent museums with a common interest in Emergency Preparedness worked together to learn more about it. The members identified a common starting point: as Accredited museums they all had Emergency (or Disaster) Plans, their key focus was to ensure that these plans are live documents, owned and understood in their organisations, rather than something that sits neglected in a drawer.
'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.
‘Audience Development’ Peer Development Group
How five Hampshire Solent museums created a structured, supportive community of people with a common interest in Audience Development so that they can work together to learn more about it. The group learned about Audience Development through a series of study visits to members’ museums and a commissioned a successful training session ‘How to create an effective Audience Development Plan’.