Museums Collections-focused training sessions

May 9, 2022

Museum Development East Midlands is providing a number of online sessions with a focus on Collections for museums.

These online sessions are open to all museums across the region, with priority given to accredited museums / those working towards accreditation.

Click the title of each event to be taken to the booking page:


Entering the Museum: Object entry, acquisition & accessioning for Trustees
Wed, 18 May 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

This session will explore the management and documentation involved with the acquisition and accessioning of objects, using the Spectrum 5.0 procedures as a framework.

How do you manage objects coming into your organisation? Do you have problems with unsolicited donations and what can you do with the stuff you don’t want? What is important in acquisition-related decision-making?

There will opportunities to discuss with colleagues, ask questions throughout and submit questions in advance including the opportunity for peer network between trustees across both the East and West Midlands as part of the Trustee Network.


Museum Collections for Trustees: An Overview of Loans
Wed, 8 June 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

This session will explore the management and documentation involved when borrowing and lending objects, using the Spectrum 5.0 procedures as a framework:

  • Loans in – managing objects you borrow for a fixed period of time and for a specific purpose.
  • Loans out – assessing requests for you to lend your objects and managing the lending process until loans are returned to you.

There will opportunities to discuss with colleagues, ask questions throughout and submit questions in advance including the opportunity for peer network between trustees across both the East and West Midlands as part of the Trustee Network.


Introduction to National Lottery Project Grants (including Unlocking Collections)
Thu, 9 June 2022, 10:00 – 11:30

Join Zelina Garland-Rowan, Relationship Manager (Museums & Engagement, Arts Council England) and Anita Hollinshead, Collections Officer (MDEM) for this session which will introduce and focus on Arts Council England’s open access programme: National Lottery Project Grants (NLPG) and Unlocking Collections, a time-limited priority within the programme.

By the end of the session, delegates will: understand the project funding available for museums and collections and be able to access the guidance available when thinking about making an application.

Who should attend: anyone interested in applying to Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants for grants between £1000 and £100,000 for a museum or collections-based project.


‘There’s a hole in my costume!’ – A focus on moths and carpet beetles
Fri, 24 June 2022, 10:00 – 11:00

Textile pests are on the increase and many heritage institutions are seeing two or more insect lifecycles during a year. The damage is usually blamed on moths, but not all holes in textiles are caused by moths.

This session will look at the materials that textiles pests live on in the natural world and in collections, the life cycle of the pests, the conditions that they like and how we can deter them. Plus an identification guide to the insects.

Suitable for: All those with organic materials in their collections or those who want to know how to stop their jumpers from being full of holes!

You can sign up to join the MDEM Pest Network here but you do not have to do this in order to attend this workshop.


 

 

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