Museum Accreditation Workshop: Collections – Writing a Documentation Plan

January 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Museum Accreditation Workshop: Collections - Writing a Documentation Plan

Museum Development East Midlands is providing Accreditation refresher workshops for museums.

This is an online session, facilitated by Collections Trust, to refresh your approach to documentation planning and hear all the top tips for successfully managing your museum backlog.

As part of the Accreditation requirements (5.2) regarding documentation and the Spectrum primary procedures, this session will look at how to develop and write a documentation plan. The session will be based on the Spectrum Documentation planning procedure. We will also look briefly at some of the other primary procedures, to understand the requirements, as part of a process of documentation improvement.

We will look at how to set achievable objectives to improve your museum’s documentation and how to use the plan as a working document.

There will be opportunities to discuss with colleagues, ask questions throughout and submit questions in advance.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

• Understand the role of the Spectrum standard in relation to museum Accreditation.

• Understand how to develop and write an effective documentation plan.

• Understand how to use a documentation plan to improve documentation in the museum.

• Know where to find more information and guidance.

Before the session delegates should:

• Refer to their museum’s documentation policy, procedural manual and documentation plan, if they have access to them. They will find it useful to have these with them to refer to during the session if possible.

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