Do you regularly review the care and management of your collection? Do you know what you are doing well and what might need some improvement?
Benchmarks in Collection Care 3 is a self-assessment checklist, developed by The National Conservation Service. It has been designed to support museums to assess and plan their collections activity. It identifies areas of achievement in collections care and gives an indication of where improvements may be needed. Benchmarks is a practical framework for measuring risk towards collections and directly supports the 2018 Accreditation Standard.
West Midlands Museum Development is offering support for up to five museums in working through the Benchmarks toolkit, together with funding of up to £800 towards making identified improvements. The museums will then work through Benchmarks again after 12 months to demonstrate the development and improvement to their collections care.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July for further information about this project.
Successful museums will also complete the Museums Organisational Health Check as a condition of participation.
NPO and National Museums are not eligible for this opportunity.