Advice about Collections Care – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Collections Care Guidance during the Covid-19 Crisis Conservation specialists Spencer and Fry have pulled together some suggestions on how to care for your museum collections…

Disaster Recovery Guide

Date added:  25/02/2020

A useful Disaster Recovery Guide produced by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, and circulated for reference by Kent Heritage Watch. Download a copy of the Disaster…

Insurance for Museums

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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…

UCL Collections Review Toolkit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Painting Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Handouts on painting conservation delivered on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex,…

Textile Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Book & Paper Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Materials from Museum2Museums: Collections Care at the Powell Cotton Museum

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Handouts from the Museum2Museum Sharing Skills day led by the Powell Cotton Museum on Monday 17th March 2014. Download Location_and_Movement_tips_from_Powell_Cotton_Museum.pdf... Download Object_handling_tips_from_Powell_Cotton_Museum.pdf... Download Making_tissue_puffs_by_Powell_Cotton_Museum.pdf... Download…

Emergency Planning & Recovery Handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Use the following plan to build up your own Emergency Plan which will be suitable for Accreditation puposes. Download Harwell_Emergency_Plan_Template.doc... Download Harwell_Emergency_Response_Team_Identification.doc... Download Harwell_labels.pdf...

Materials from Hampshire Solent Documentation Basics Study Visit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Presentation by Karen Clarke, Museum Registrar, Hampshire Arts and Museums Service: 'Documentation Basics' Download Documentation_Basics__Read_Only___Compatibility_Mode_.pdf... SHARE East booklet: 'Labelling and marking museum objects' Hampshire Arts…

Tips and Resources for Museums

Date updated:  26/04/2019

A useful booklet for museum compiled by Rennaissance South East in June 2011. Download Tips_and_resources_for_museums__June_2011.pdf...

The agents of deterioration

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Outlining and agents of deterioration that can affect a museum collection. Download The_Agents_of_Deterioration.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work…

Object handling

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Basic guidlelines on how to handle objects and what to do if an object gets broken. Download Object_Handling.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business…

Object movement forms

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Generic forms for the documentation of moving your collection. Download Object_Movement_Form_General.doc... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work Emergency Plan:…

How to make tissue puffs

Date updated:  30/04/2019

A pictorial guide to making tissue puffs and sausages for safetly packing your collection for storage. Download How_to_make_tissue_puffs.pdf... A pictorial guide to making tissue puffs…

Conservation Material Supplies

Date updated:  26/04/2019

List of conservation materials and associated suppliers Download Conservation_Material_Suppliers.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work Emergency Plan: Business Continuity -…

Kent Collection Mapping

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Deaccessioning & Disposals in Small Museums, 2011

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Factsheet and classification of terms from Museums & Galleries NWS, 2011. Download Deaccessioning___Disposals_in_Small_Museums__2011.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work…

Heritage Assets – CIPFA Code, 2011-12

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Information for Local Authorities and recording their heritage assets. Download Heritage_Assets___CIPFA_Code_2011_12.pdf... You might also like Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work Emergency Plan:…

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