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Managing Museum and Archive Collections Together

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Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Join West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD), Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and The National Archives (TNA) for a workshop exploring how to manage both museum and archive collections.

The course will:

  • help museum and archive managers to understand more about effective management of mixed (museum and archive) collections
  • demonstrate where managing archives and museums are similar and where there are differences
  • highlight how both Accreditation schemes run alongside each other and can dovetail
  • demonstrate how a complete mixed collection can be managed using the best of each sector
  • highlight the TNA ‘Managing Mixed Collections’ guidance and AIM ‘Successfully Managing Archives in Museums’ guidance

This workshop is aimed at museum professionals managing services with mixed collections, and museum staff and volunteers with collections management responsibilities.

The course will be a mix of presentation, case studies, discussion and breakout rooms including the use of Mentimeter. Please ensure that you can access Mentimeter alongside Zoom on your device, or bring along a second device, so that you can join the discussions on the day. You will also be asked to bring an object or document along with you to help form the basis of discussions in the break-out sessions.

About the trainer

Janice Tullock is an Archives and Heritage consultant, working with archive services, museums and organisations outside the cultural sector, to manage collections and develop audiences for services. In 2021 she was lead consultant on the development of The National Archives guidance, Managing Mixed Collections. Janice is a member of the Archives Accreditation Committee and an expert mentor on behalf of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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


This online event will be auto-captioned by Zoom. If you would benefit from live captioning or any other form of access support, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the MDEM team as early as possible stating the support you require.

Data Sharing

This event is run in partnership by WMMD, MDEM, TNA and Janice Tullock. Bookings are being coordinated by MDEM and the event will be hosted by Janice on her Zoom account. By booking onto this event you give permission to share your booking information with the event partners for the purpose of the event administration. View MDEM’s privacy policy 

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

Managing Museum and Archive Collections Together
Wednesday 28 February 2024, 10am-12.30pm
Online (Zoom)

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