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Collections Management for Trustees

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Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021

This session run in partnership with Collections Trust will give both experienced and new trustees an overview of the responsibilities museums have towards the collections they care for and manage.

We will look at what role trustees have in the management of collections, including Accreditation, from donation through to disposal.

The session will be facilitated by Hilary McGowan, Resilience and Governance Consultant, and Collections Trust Outreach Manager, Sarah Brown. Delegates will be guided through the tools and resources available to navigate this work, and introduced to the Spectrum standard – a framework for collections management in museums.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Understand what role/responsibility they have towards the museum collections
  • Understand how Spectrum can be used by museums
  • Will know where to go for help
  • Will feel confident when making collections decisions

Who should attend?
This training is aimed at museum trustees from Accredited museums or those working towards Accreditation in the West Midlands. It is suitable for new and established trustees.

Ahead of the session please read the Introduction to Spectrum 5.0

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

The webinar will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email by the day before the event please contact us.

If you can’t see the booking button this event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email

Collections Management for Trustees
Tuesday 28 September, 10.30am-12.30pm

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