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 'Introduction to Documentation' Training Day
Materials from the Collections Trust training day at Dover Castle on 12th January 2017.
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’.
Emergency Planning in Museums - learning from the Clanden Fire; Surrey History Centre on Friday 12th February 2016.
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.
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.
MLA guidance: Insurance for Museums
Guidance covering the insurance market, brokers, loss adjusters, risk management, different ways of insuring, understanding the cover etc.
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.
Tips and Resources for Museums
A useful booklet for museums, compiled by Rennaissance South East in June 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 '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.