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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Sharing collections online with the ECK

Sharing collections information online through platforms like Europeana and Wikipedia is a great way to unlock the potential in your collections, which is why the Collections Trust have been working on projects that enable you to do this in a controlled and simple way. One of the results of a recently completed project was the Easy Connection Kit. The ECK is a functionality within existing Collections Management Systems that allows you to structure, validate and submit the records you choose to the platforms you want to share them with. The ECK works with most of the major Collections Management Systems.

To find out more talk to your provider or read this handy ECK guide.