Materials from 'Introduction to Documentation' Training Day
Materials from the Collections Trust training day at Dover Castle on 12th January 2017.
Materials from Volunteers in Collections Care Conference
Materials from the day conference and share event of the Peer Development Group for managing Volunteers in Collections Care held at Fort Nelson on 8th November 2016.
CSI Final Project Report April 2013
The CSI South East Museums team was a multidisciplinary consortium of conservators engaged to deliver the Arts Council England (ACE) funded project – ‘Remedial Conservation Needs Assessment (Kent, Sussex & Surrey) Pilot Project’.
Materials from Collections Care & Conservation Roadshow
Materials from the Kent & Medway (KEN) and Buckingamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire (BOB) 'Collection Care & Conservation Roadshows' held on Friday 22nd and Friday 29th May 2015.
Materials from Object TLC Study Visit (Hampshire Solent)
Materials from th Object TLC Study Visit to Hampshire Cultural Trust HQ, Chilcomb House, Winchester on Friday 13 March 2015. Includes links to the Museum of London e-learning that was required prework for the visit.
Preventive Conservation Training request form
Please fill in this form is you are interested in Preventive Conservation training. This could include pest management, storage and packing, preventive conservation, environmental monitoring and basic cleaning of different material types.
Painting Conservation training - handouts
Handouts on painting conservation delivered on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Book & Paper Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Ruth Stevens on conservation of Books & Paper. Delivered by Ruth on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Textile Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation from Zenzie Tinker on textile conservation. Delivered by Zenzie on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Archaeological Objects Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Dana Goodburn-Browns on conservation of Archaeological Objects. Delivered by Dana as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Materials from Museum2Museums: Collections Care at the Powell Cotton Museum
Handouts from the Museum2Museum Sharing Skills day led by the Powell Cotton Museum on Monday 17th March 2014.
Emergency Planning & Recovery Handouts
Handouts and documents shared by Emma Dadson from Harwell Documentation Recovery Service at the session held on Wednesday 26th February 2014.
Emergency Planning E-Learning Tool
Learn about Emergency Planning with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Packing Museum Objects for Storage E-Learning Tool
Learn about the packing of museum objects for storage with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Handling Museum Objects E-Learning Tool
Learn about the handling of museum objects with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Sussex Museums Group - Remedial Conservation Project Final Report 2013
The Final Report from CSI, who were commission by Sussex Museums Group to deliver a remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Kent Collection Mapping
Created by Jennifer Jackson, Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, for the 'Archaeology in Museums' trianing day. However, this mapping exercise can be used to capture information about any type of collection you hold, not just archaeology.
Conservation Resource Bank – Request Form
A request form to aquire equipment from the Conservation Resources Bank for Surery, Sussex and Kent museums.
How to make tissue puffs
A pictorial guide to making tissue puffs and sausages for safetly packing your collection for storage.
The agents of deterioration
Outlining and agents of deterioration that can affect a museum collection.
Online Museum Training: Organising your Collections Store
This training video from Museums Australia Victoria demonstrates ways in which you can organise your collection store. Using examples from the Koorie Heritage Trust and the Victoria Police Museum, a series of photographs showcase best practice techniques.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Peer Development Groups Launch 22 May and 27 June 2014
Materials from the launch of the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's five Peer Development Groups: Audience development; Collections care; Display and interpretation; Emergency preparedness; Retail
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Caring for Paper-Based Collections' Event 6 March 2015
Materials and resources from 'Caring for Paper-Based Collections' on 6 March 2015 at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.
Care of photographs by Susie Clark & Franziska Frey
In 1999, the sale of digital cameras exceeded that of all other types of camera together for the first time. Already collections are beginning to amass work that has been produced digitally. How will these images be preserved for the future? Conventional photographic collections are already being digitised under the criteria of access and preservation. What kind of impact is this having on photographic collections?
Materials from South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference 1 February 2017
Materials from the conference at STEAM Museum in Swindon organised by museum development providers in the South West and South East of England and the HLF Catalyst Programme, with support from the Museums Association and Collections Trust.
Choosing a Collections Management System (CMS)
Choosing a Collections Management System (CMS) presentation
Review and Rationalisation of Collections Presentation
Presentation from Collections Trust training delivered by Sarah Brown.
Materials from 'Collections Review & Rationalisation: an introduction'
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Sarah Brown, Collections Trust exploring good practice for museums undertaking collections review and rationalisation projects with an update from the Hampshire Solent Peer Development Group who produced a toolkit on the subject in 2017
Materials from 'SPECTRUM 5.0 Launch' at Milestones
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Sarah Brown, Collections Trust running through the revised Museum Documentation standard, SPECTRUM 5.0
Materials from 'An Introduction to Rights Management and Copyright' with Collections Trust
Materials used and presented during the training seminar at The Spring, Havant on 15th February 2017 delivered by Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
Materials from 'Museum Documentation Basics and Spectrum' with Collections Trust
Materials used and presented during the training seminar at TheSurrey History Centre, Woking on 2nd May 2017 delivered by Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
Practical Guide on Museum Collections Review and Rationalisation
A practical guide produced by the Hampshire Solent Peer Development Group on how to start the process of Collections Review and Rationalisation. February 2017.
Materials from Museum Collections Funding Fair 2016
Materials from the day conference introducing funders of museum collections projects at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth on 13th December 2016
The Creative Museum - Analysis of selected best practices from Europe
The Creative Museum project is a three-year international project about opening museums to meet people, to speak with each other and become inspired by the collections in an innovative way. The case studies included in this best practice guide have been collected by partners in the project to provide a snapshot of activity across Europe, from the partner countries - Croatia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
Mind, body, spirit: How Museums Impact Health and Wellbeing
This publication reports the findings from a year-long action research project funded by Arts Council England and initiated by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries based in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. It sets out to show how museums are well placed to respond to changes in public health, using their collections to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, to counter health inequalities within communities, and contribute positively to the goals of public health bodies.
Emergency Planning in Museums - learning from the Clanden Fire; Surrey History Centre on Friday 12th February 2016.
Top Tips for Reviewing Security - Alf Longhust, 2015
A museum seeking Arts Council England Accreditation must obtain security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier, if needed. It must plan to act on the advice given. The following guidance is given to assist museums with the process.
Insurance for Museums
MLA good practice guidance booklet on insuring museums. Published 2004. Covers: The Insurance Market; Risk Management; Insurance and Risk Management; Different Ways of Insuring; Understanding the Cover; Areas of Risk and Risk Solutions.
Instititute of Fundraising guidance and resources
Fundraising guides (looking at everything from fundraising for individuals, Gift Aid, data protection and solicitation statements through to raffles, auctions and public collections...) 'Five Minute Fundraiser' videos, downloads and links to useful external websites relevant to each fundraising subject area such as events, corporate partnerships and direct marketing.
MLA guidance: Insurance for Museums
Guidance covering the insurance market, brokers, loss adjusters, risk management, different ways of insuring, understanding the cover etc.
Tips and Resources for Museums
A useful booklet for museums, compiled by Rennaissance South East in June 2011.
UCL Collections Review Toolkit
This toolkit has been put together as a practical guide to help you review your museum collection. It documents the Collections Review process carried out by UCL Museums & Collections from 2007 to 2009, and contains instructions and tips on how to adapt our method for use at your own collection.
Disposal from Museum Collections toolkit and guidance 2014
This new Disposal Toolkit replaces the widely-used Museums Association’s 2008 version. As part of this, additional guidance on financially motivated disposal has also been developed and published by UK partners, based on agreed sector ethics, legal advice and Accreditation case law.
Deaccessioning & Disposals in Small Museums, 2011
Factsheet and classification of terms from Museums & Galleries NWS, 2011.
Heritage Assets - CIPFA Code, 2011-12
Information for Local Authorities and recording their heritage assets.
Online Museum Training: Photographing Collection Items
This training video from Museums Australia Victoria demonstrates ways in which you can use basic equipment to photograph your collection items for documentation and digitisation purposes.
Online Museum Training: Creating a Small Exhibition
Creating a small themed exhibition is a great way to showcase a particular story from your collection without having to rethink your permanent exhibition space. This video from Museums Australia will illustrate how you can create a small one cabinet themed exhibit, or a series of cabinets to create an exhibition.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Documentation Basics Study Visit
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Documentation Basics Study Visit' event held at Chilcomb House Winchester on 4 December 2013.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Creative Use of Collections sharing event
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Creative Use of Collections' sharing event held at the Mary Rose Museum on 18 November 2013.
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Reviewing and Rationalising - steps to making the most of your Collections' Event 11 July 2014
Materials, resources and links from 'Reviewing and Rationalising - steps to making the most of your Collections' Accreditation training event facilitated by Emma Chaplin and delivered in collaboration between the South West and South East Museum Development teams on 11 July 2014 at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.
Arts Award case study - Project Dinosaur
The aim of this project was to connect the Museum of Natural History to a group of young people who would not otherwise be able to access its collections. By building Arts Award into the project, it enabled young people to build on their existing skills and gain accreditation during their stay in hospital.