Accreditation for Beginners, Reading

Event Date:6 August 2019 10:30 am - 6 August 2019 1:00 pm
Trainer Sarah Brown, Collections Trust;

Kate Hebditch, SEMDP

Date / Time Workshop 1: 10.30-1.00
Location Reading Town Hall
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Accreditation for beginners

Could Museum Accreditation benefit my museum? Come and find out in this introductory session. We’ll look at what the benefits are and what’s involved in an application. You’ll learn if your museum is likely to be eligible for Accreditation or whether you will need to make changes first. Sarah Brown from the Collections Trust will talk about managing collections and using Spectrum 5.0, the standard for maintaining collections and the information about them. Kate Hebditch, SEMDP Accreditation Adviser, will outline what plans and policies you will need to develop and how to go about making an application.

This session is relevant to trustees, staff or volunteers from museums that are not Accredited at present.

  • Understand the benefits of Accreditation
  • Understand the requirements of the scheme and the time commitment involved
  • Understand what Spectrum is and how it relates to Accreditation
  • Understand the two stages of the process of applying
  • Find out where to go for Accreditation support

To sign up for this event, please click here.

 

Morning
Workshop 1: Accreditation for beginners
Registration and coffee from 10.15am.

10.30am               Welcome and introductions

10.40am               Museum Accreditation – what are the benefits?

                               Kate Hebditch, Accreditation Adviser, SEMDP

10.50am               Applying for Accreditation – what’s involved?

                             Applying for eligibility

                             The full application and its requirements for Organisational                             Health, Managing Collections, and Users and their                             Experiences

Kate Hebditch

11.50am               An introduction to managing collections and using Spectrum

                             Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust

12.30pm               Support with your application:

Collections Trust resources                  Sarah Brown

                             SEMDP and Accreditation Mentors   Kate Hebditch

12.45                 Questions

1.00                   Finish