Introduction to Museum Copyright and Rights Management
Trainer: Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
What will be covered?
This session will provide an introduction to the sometimes daunting world of rights management. Together we will explore identifying collections protected by intellectual property rights, particularly copyright. The session will offer an overview of copyright and its implications for museums, their audiences and collections. We will discuss basic principles including obtaining and recording permissions, risk management and orphan works, as well as how to apply the SPECTRUM Rights Management procedure within your organisation.
Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions and activities, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.
If you have a specific question you need support with – we ask that, where possible, delegates kindly submit these questions in advance, to enable us to answer them effectively on the day.
Who should attend?
This session is aimed at:
- Museum staff and volunteers involved in recording, obtaining and/or using collections rights information.
- Those will no existing knowledge or those in need of a refresher
By the end of this workshop you will:
- Have an understanding of different intellectual property rights, particularly copyright
- Have a broad understanding of the current state of copyright as it relates to collections
- Have an understanding of obtaining and recording permissions
- Have an understaning of risk management and dealing with orphan works
- Have an understanding of the SPECTRUM Rights Management procedure
Please note that we anticipate high demand for this course. Delegates from accredited museums or those working towards accreditiaion will be prioritised.
To book your place, please click register.