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Presentation given by Susanna Hillhouse, Museum Consultant, and Laura Whitton, Partnerships Manager at the Collections Trust, at the MA Conference, October 2011.

Presentation given by Susanna Hillhouse, Museum Consultant, and Laura Whitton, Partnerships Manager at the Collections Trust, at the MA Conference, October 2011.

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  • Practical guides in the series include: Collections Management – the interpretation of the PAS Documentation – which is really a practical guide to understanding Spectrum Pest Management Copyright

Museums Association Seminar Presentation - Practical support for Accreditation - Susanna Hillhouse and Laura Whitton Museums Association Seminar Presentation - Practical support for Accreditation - Susanna Hillhouse and Laura Whitton Presentation Transcript

  • Collections Trust Practical Support for Accreditation 2011 Susanna Hillhouse - Collections Management Network Laura Whitton - Collections Trust Paul Fraser Webb - Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Collections Trust and Accreditation - A long tradition of involvement…..
    • SPECTRUM and now
    • PAS197
  • Accreditation 2011
    • Section 1 - Governance
    • Constitution, Management, Forward Planning,
    • finance, sustainability etc.
    • Section 2 – Collections
    • Collections Management policies, plans,
    • procedures
    • Section 3 – Users and their Experiences
    • Services, user experience, learning
  • Collections Trust – Accreditation Support
    • Collections Link
    • Free resources, networking,
    • and publications for sale
    • Publications and Standards
    • In support of collections management
    • Consultancy from Collections Trust Affiliates
    • Trusted professional consultancy
  • SPECTRUM 4.0 The UK museum Collections Management Standard
    • SPECTRUM 4.0 - issued in
    • March 2011
    • Download from Collections Link – or buy pre-printed
    • SPECTRUM partners – software
    • firms committed to providing collections management systems that comply with strict SPECTRUM testing by Collections Trust
  • Who are the SPECTRUM Partners?
  • SPECTRUM 4.0 Workflow Diagrams
  • PAS197 Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management
    • The four key Collections Management Policies recommended in the PAS197 are now requirements of Accreditation
    • Museums are encourage to adopt a
    • Collections Management Framework
    • approach of integrated planning,
    • policy and procedure
  • Accreditation 2011
    • Written Policies required for Accreditation
    • 2.2.1 Collections Development – (Acquisition and Disposal Policy)
    • 2.2.2 Collections Documentation
    • 2.2.3 Collections Care and Conservation
    • 3.1.3 Access policy statement
    Practical Guides
  • Collections Management – A Practical Guide
    • Supports the
    • implementation
    • of a collections
    • management
    • framework and the
    • policies needed for
    • Accreditation.
  • Documentation – a Practical Guide
    • Gives detailed
    • Information and
    • practical advice on
    • setting up and
    • Maintaining the
    • SPECTRUM primary
    • Procedures.
  • Improvement Tools – Benchmarks in Collection Care 2.0
    • Benchmarks can be
    • used to assess where
    • you are with collection
    • care and to plan for
    • future improvement.
    • Free on www.collectionslink.com
  • Significance Reviews toolkits
    • REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE:
    • a framework for assessing museum collections’
    • significance, management and use.
    •  
    • Joint Collections Trust/ Renaissance East
    • Midlands project. Includes a toolkit for
    • surveying significance of collections. Published
    • on Collections Link
    • Free on www.collectionslink.com
  • Collections Trust Accreditation Guidance Sheets
    • Collections Management Framework
    • Collections Management Policies
    • Collections Management Planning and procedures
    • Free on www.collectionslink.com
  • Other facts sheets from Collections Trust
    • Object Entry
    • Object Exits
    • Loans In
    • Loan Out
    • Acquisition
    • Object Movement Control
    • Cataloguing
    • Retrospective Documentation
    • Free on www.collectionslink.com
  • Collections Trust Affiliates
    • Trusted Consultants
    • See the list on Collections
    • Trust website
    • Contact Collections Trust
    • for more information or
    • contact Affiliates directly.
    • Examples:
    • Healthchecks - cost-effective, one-day consultancy brokered by Collections Trust
    • ‘ PAS 197 for Accreditation’ - Training from Collections Management Network
  • www.collectionslink.com
  • Browse by Practice……
  • Browse by Programme….
  • Example of Collections Trust content relevant to Accreditation
    • Fact sheets…
    • this one gives a template for building a documentation procedural manual for Accreditation
  • Example of content relevant to Accreditation
    • A link to a forward planning toolkit produced by South West Museums Federation…..
  • Example of content relevant to Accreditation
    • A link to a volunteer Management – Good Practice checklist uploaded by Renaissance South East
  • www.collectionslink.org.uk
  • How?
    • Free to use
    • Easy registration
    • Personalise your profile
    • Register your areas of expertise
    • Add a subject specialism to your profile
    • Link to your website or blog
    • Add applications to your profile
  • Connect & Share
    • Search for other users by:
    • Name - in the general search
    • box on the home page
    • Search All Members
    • Invite friends via email – even if
    • they aren’t registered
    • Search via expertise/subject
    • specialism using Advanced Search
  • Groups
  • Resources
    • Browse by Subject, by Practice or by Programme
    • Almost 1000 resources online, all freely accessible and available to download
    • Added to all the time... New Accreditation support there this week
    • You can contribute. We would love you to join in and share your expertise, advice, thoughts and ideas with the sector
  • Work with us
    • Come and say hi at stand 14 and find out what we can do together:
      • Collections Trust
      • Now based at the NHM!
      • Booking open for OpenCulture 2012
      • www.collectionstrust.org.uk
      • www.collectionslink.org.uk
      • www.culturegrid.org.uk
      • @collectiontrust