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The Challenges of Contemporary Collecting

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Erewash Museum and Gardens

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Ilkeston

DE7 5JA

United Kingdom

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In a rapidly-changing world, museums are constantly being told they need to be ‘relevant’, and that they should appeal to a broader range of audiences with differing needs and interests.

  • But with so much ‘stuff’ produced these days, how do we decide what is important and significant enough to collect?
  • And do we need an actual example of ‘everything’, when digital records might suffice?
  • How can we cope with modern objects that often have built-in obsolescence, or that are associated with interests or ‘crazes’ which are often short-term?
  • And what should we do if we already have ‘so much stuff’ that our stores are becoming full? Do we stop collecting and therefore don’t collect significant contemporary objects, which leaves gaps in our collections?

This thought-provoking and practical event will consider these and other similar challenges that face most museums today – and it will be particularly useful for volunteers or paid staff who are helping to review or write their museum’s collecting policies, possibly as part of Accreditation.

You’ll hear from a range of speakers based in local museums, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions and join the discussion.

You can also network with colleagues from museums and heritage organisations across the region, enjoy a buffet lunch and look around the award-winning Erewash Museum.

This event is FREE to staff and volunteers working at museums that are current members of EMMS, and to current individual members. Non-members tickets are only £10.

Places are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment!

In 2016, 93% of delegates at EMMS Events rated the use and relevance of the presentations as ‘very good’ or ‘good’, 95% said the interest level was ‘very good’ or ‘good’, and 98% thought they would be ‘very’ or ‘quite’ likely to recommend a similar event to a colleague. Don’t miss your chance to get some high-quality information, inspiration and interaction – all for FREE!

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Erewash Museum and Gardens

High Street

Ilkeston

DE7 5JA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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