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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Thursday 10th February 2022

Three events for Trustees with Collections Trust

Collections Trust, East Midlands Museum Development (MDEM) and West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) are partnering to bring a series of three workshops for museum trustees, focusing on collections management.

We recommend you attend all three sessions, however each event works as a stand alone session should you be unable to attend all of them.

Places are limited, no more than two trustees per organisation. Priority will be given to Trustees who are part of the new West Midlands Trustee Network. To join please complete the Expression of Interest.

Planning for Success: Collections Development for Trustees

Wednesday 27 April, 2pm-4pm

The first session will focus on Collections Development Policy, exploring its role in the museum, how to develop one, and its value to the museum in a practical sense. We will consider themes relevant to the policy such as organisation responsibilities and evaluating the current state of collections.

Collections Trust will provide a brief overview of Spectrum to provide context. We will examine the Accreditation Collections Development Policy template and discuss scenarios and issues related to the different sections.

There will be an optional half hour trustee networking session at the end of this event.

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Entering the Museum: Object Entry, Acquisition and Accessioning for Trustees

Wednesday 18 May, 2pm-4pm

The second session will explore the management and documentation involved with the acquisition and accessioning of objects, using the Spectrum 5.0 procedures as a framework.

How do you manage objects coming into your organisation? Do you have problems with unsolicited donations and what can you do with the stuff you don’t want? What is important in acquisition-related decision-making?

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Museum Collections for Trustees: An Overview of Loans

Wednesday 8 June, 2pm-4pm

The final session will explore the management and documentation involved when borrowing and lending objects, using the Spectrum 5.0 procedures as a framework:

  • Loans in – managing objects you borrow for a fixed period and for a specific purpose
  • Loans out – assessing requests for you to lend your objects and managing the lending process until loans are returned to you

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The sessions will be live captioned through StageText and MyClearText.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link prior to each 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.

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