Managing Museum and Archive Mixed Collections

February 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join West Midlands Museum Development, East Midlands Museum Development and the National Archives for a workshop exploring how to manage both museum and archive collections.

The course will:

  • help museum and archive managers to understand more about effective management of mixed (museum and archive) collections
  • demonstrate where managing archives and museums are similar and where there are differences
  • highlight how both Accreditation schemes run alongside each other and can dovetail
  • demonstrate how a complete mixed collection can be managed using the best of each sector
  • highlight the TNA ‘Managing Mixed Collections’ guidance and AIM ‘Successfully Managing Archives in Museums’ guidance


This workshop is aimed at museum professionals managing services with mixed collections, and museum staff and volunteers with collections management responsibilities.


About the trainer

Janice Tullock is an Archives and Heritage consultant, working with archive services, museums and organisations outside the cultural sector, to manage collections and develop audiences for services. Over a 15 year consultancy career clients have included local government, universities, charities, sporting organisations, museums and libraries across the UK. In 2021 she was lead consultant on the development of The National Archives guidance, Managing Mixed Collections. Janice is a member of the Archives Accreditation Committee and an expert mentor on behalf of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


The course will be held on Janice Tullock’s Zoom and be a mix of presentation, case studies, discussion and breakout rooms. The course will use Mentimeter. Please ensure that you can access Mentimeter alongside Zoom on your device, or bring along a second device, so that you can join the discussions on the day. You will also be asked to bring an object or document along with you to help form the basis of discussions in the break-out sessions.

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