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Review and Rationalisation

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What will be covered?

Collections rationalisation and review enables a museum to improve its understanding of a collection so that the collection can be used more effectively. This session will explore the benefits of collection reviews and rationalisation, to both the museum and visitors. The session will also introduce different methodologies and frameworks, and approaches to planning a collections review. We will also look at the ethical and legal considerations of deaccession and disposal, as a potential outcome of rationalisation.

Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions and activities, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.

Sarah Brown, Collections Trust, will also introduce the new Collections Review procedure from the recently updated Spectrum standard, Spectrum 5.0.

What will you learn?

  • The benefits of collections rationalisation and review
  • Main issues for museums to consider when approaching review and rationalisation
  • Review methodologies and planning
  • Deaccession and disposal

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers involved in collections management; particularly those involved in planning and/or delivering a programme of collections review and/or rationalisation.

How does this session relate to Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?

2.2 An approved policy for developing collections, including an overview of current collections, future collecting and priorities for disposal. Having a consistent, objective and robust methodology for reviewing collections is the cornerstone of an active and effective Collections Development Policy that will ensure your museum continues to fulfil its Statement of Purpose.

Session Leader:

This session 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.


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