About the Day
Labelling and marking of objects is part of the SPECTRUM Acquisition procedure, a SPECTRUM Primary Procedure, which is required to be in place for Museum Accreditation. This workshop will introduce the different equipment, materials and techniques used for marking objects. The session will also include hands-on activities to put knowledge into practice.
Who should attend?
Museum staff and volunteers involved in collections management and collections care, and who may be required to label objects in their role. Those who are new to the subject as well as those in need of a refresher.
What will you learn?
- The importance of marking objects
- Equipment, materials and techniques for marking different object types
- Putting together a marking kit
- Health and safety considerations
- Labelling and marking within the context of Accreditation and compliance with the SPECTRUM standard
This session is delivered in parternship between MDEM and the Collection Trust. It will be led by Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer for Collections Trust. Sarah joined Collections Trust in late April 2016. Originally training as a conservator, Sarah has worked in a variety of collections management and care roles across the UK, including National Museums Scotland and Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent.
As part of Collections Trust’s Arts Council England funded Activity Plan, Sarah will be delivering around 100 events across the English regions, developed in collaboration with the ACE Museum Development teams. The programme will be varied, with themes and delivery approach responding to local needs, ranging from digitisation to documentation planning and backlogs.
Coffee and tea will be provided during the day. Please bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch in the museum café.