Great Museums need good Collections Management

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Great Museums need good Collections Management

  1. 1. Great Museums need good Collections Management Nick Poole Chief Executive, Collections Trust Chair, Europeana Network
  2. 2. • All of these slides are online at http://www.slideshare.net/nickpoole • For more information on today’s presentation, visit http://www.collectionslink.org.uk • Join us at our annual conference & standards meeting: http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/openculture2014 • Follow us on twitter @NickPoole1 and @Collectiontrust
  3. 3. Tack för inbjudan till Samlingsforum!
  4. 4. Tack för inbjudan till Samlingsforum! (Hans svenska är hemsk och jag har ingen lust att förolämpa din vackra språk)
  5. 5. What does a ’great museum’ mean to you?
  6. 6. Think back to the moment you discovered you wanted to work in museums.
  7. 7. When you think of the reason why you work in museums, how does it make you feel?
  8. 8. That’s what great museums feel like to everyone
  9. 9. What kind of museum professional are you?
  10. 10. Objects Experiences Facts Stories
  11. 11. Objects Facts Experiences “Our first duties are to collect, conserve and display material culture, to protect the nation’s treasures and to showcase the high points of human creativity” Narratives
  12. 12. Objects “Our first duty is to create an open, welcoming environment in which people can come and enjoy the experience of beautiful, inspiring things” Facts Experiences Stories
  13. 13. “It is not the objects Objects themselves, but the connections between them and the stories they can tell. Our duty is to weave stories and objects together to help people understand the world around them” Facts Experiences Stories
  14. 14. Objects Facts “Our first duty is to provide an Experiences authoritative record of the development of the natural and man-made world. We must collect and preserve type specimens and objects based on our authoritative and scientific knowledge.” Narratives
  15. 15. Objects Experiences Facts Stories
  16. 16. Great museums use good Collections Management to bring objects, experiences, facts and stories together to create moments of wonder.
  17. 17. So what is ’a collection’...?
  18. 18. Physical Physical Collections Collections
  19. 19. Physical Physical Collections Collections Administrative Administrative Information Information
  20. 20. Physical Physical Collections Collections Administrative Administrative Information Information CollectionsCollectionsbased based Knowledge Knowledge
  21. 21. Physical Physical Collections Collections Administrative Administrative Information Information CollectionsCollectionsbased based Knowledge Knowledge Narratives Narratives
  22. 22. Physical Physical Collections Collections Digital Digital Assets Assets Administrative Administrative Information Information CollectionsCollectionsbased based Knowledge Knowledge Narratives Narratives
  23. 23. Physical Physical Collections Collections Physical Physical surrogates surrogates (3D print) (3D print) Digital Digital Assets Assets Administrative Administrative Information Information CollectionsCollectionsbased based Knowledge Knowledge Narratives Narratives
  24. 24. Physical Physical Collections Collections Physical Physical surrogates surrogates (3D print) (3D print) iall mater e mater ia f th e th nature o f trusts us to ature o s to The n The ty trusts u e ffor cie ty e Administrative whiich so ci e and car e or Administrative wh ch so g e and car ag ll Information collllect,, man a Information co ect man yond a ll beyond a ed be chang d n as chan ge itiion...... h as h recogn it o recogn CollectionsCollectionsbased based Knowledge Knowledge Narratives Narratives Digital Digital Assets Assets
  25. 25. BSI PAS 197 BSI PAS 198 ACCREDITATION BENCHMARKS PDF/XML/PRINT + SCHEMA GUIDANCE NEW IDEAS COMPLIANCE (23,000) WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY (7,600)
  26. 26. Users Funders Politicians
  27. 27. Users Funders Organisational Mission Politicians
  28. 28. Users Funders Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Politicians
  29. 29. Users Funders Politicians Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Care Learn Develop Use
  30. 30. Users Funders Politicians Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Care Learn Develop Use People Systems Procedures Information
  31. 31. Users Funders Politicians Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Care Learn Develop Use People Systems Procedures Information Evaluation & improvement
  32. 32. Users Funders Politicians Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Care Learn Develop Use People Systems Procedures Information Evaluation & improvement  Open, participatory, seamlessly physical, digital, intellectual and emotional experiences for our users
  33. 33. Users Funders Politicians Organisational Mission Collecting Policy Care Learn Develop Use People Systems Procedures Information Evaluation & improvement Rich online and offline experiences for users
  34. 34. Anatomy of Collections Management Collecting Policy People Systems Procedures Information
  35. 35. Anatomy of SPECTRUM People Procedures Information Collections & collections-related knowledge Systems
  36. 36. BSI PAS 197 BSI PAS 198 ACCREDITATION BENCHMARKS PDF/XML/PRINT + SCHEMA GUIDANCE NEW IDEAS COMPLIANCE (23,000) WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY (7,600)
  37. 37. Good Collections Management, as set out in SPECTRUM, is at the heart of delivering great museums. It allows us to be open and accountable in our work, while preparing our museums for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
  38. 38. Stora museer behöver God samlingsforvaltning Tack för er uppmärksamhet!
  39. 39. • All of these slides are online at http://www.slideshare.net/nickpoole • For more information on today’s presentation, visit http://www.collectionslink.org.uk • Join us at our annual conference & standards meeting: http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/openculture2014 • Follow us on twitter @NickPoole1 and @Collectiontrust

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