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COLLECTIONS RATIONALISATION & DISPOSALS
Thu 4 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Collections Rationalisation and Disposals
Thursday 4th May 2017
10.00 – 4.00
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Cost £35 for Fed members
£45 for Non-Fed members
First three applications from volunteers will not be charged - Please contact email@example.com to book
Who is this course for?
This training workshop should be of interest to anyone who works with, looks after and or manages collections of any kind in libraries, archives, museums or galleries.
What will it cover?
Collections rationalisation enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used and developed more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections review. It will also look at the Standards & frameworks that relate to Museum Accreditation, including the new disposal toolkit.
Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions and activities, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.
Who will be running it?
It will be coordinated and delivered by Alison Mitchelson, YHFed Freelance Assistant Training Officer who is also a freelance curator and collections management consultant. Alison has been working in the museum and heritage sector since 1999; she has a wealth of knowledge and experience, from working as Lead Project Monitor for the HLF to carrying out visitor and audience research at National Museums Scotland and the Army Medical Services Museum. She has a particular interest and expertise in Collections Management, specifically all areas surrounding museum accreditation and inventory projects, gained through positions with the National Trust and English Heritage, as well as small independent museums. Recent and current clients include the Public Catalogue Foundation (now Art UK) the National Trust, Titanic Belfast, The Servite Priory, Benburb and the Northern Ireland War Memorial. She is an experienced trainer in Collections management procedures and has delivered programmes to the National Trust, Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC) and YHFED.
What will it cost?
The course is priced at a £35 for Fed members and £45 for non-fed members. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please note that lunch is not included. There will also be 3 free places for volunteers, from organisations who are YHFed members available on a first come first served basis.
Where is it?
It will be located at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE