An Introduction to Documentation
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 from 10:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
Due to popular demand, this is a repeat of the previous workshop delivered in November.
It will cover the principles and practice surrounding museum documentation, in particular the documentation requirements for Accreditation.
It will provide a framework for basic and simple documentation procedures for use in any museum and, through the use of practical examples, show how effective documentation can unlock the potential of collections.
Please note that this is not a Collections Management System or software training course. Reference will be made to MODES, but the principles taught will be suitable for any or no system.
Who should attend?
Staff, Trustees and volunteers involved with documentation, particularly those new to this work or in need of a refresher. Anybody with responsibility for Accreditation Section 2 – Collections would also find the session useful.
What will you learn?
- The principles of museum documentation
- The elements of a basic documentation system
- Understand the documentation requirements of Accreditation
- How good documentation practice can help museums manage and use collections
There will be time during the session to discuss any documentation challenges you may be facing at your museum.
Tim has worked in the sector for 18 years, with independent, local authority and national museums. Specialising in documentation and collections management, Tim has worked as Registrar for Wakefield Cultural Services and Documentation and Records Manager for The National Railway Museum (when he got to accession the Flying Scotsman!). Recent years have been spent advising and developing museums as part of The Wiltshire Conservation and Museums Advisory Service.
In addition to contributing to the development of the Spectrum and Accreditation standards, Tim has also been a national MODES adviser. He now operates independently.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.