Caring For Collections In Lockdown – Training Film

On this page you’ll find support to help you undertake collections care activities during a lockdown situation. This includes our site visit checklist and training video with downloadable resources from MDEM and across the sector.

Museum Site Visit Checklist Template:

This Museum Site Visit Checklist is a template to aid museum staff and volunteers who wish to undertake regular site visits at their museum for collections care and security purposes during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

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The document is a guide to help individuals to prioritise their time, manage risk and ensure effective recording and handover documentation. It comes pre-populated with prompts to aid museums, but is also adaptable to specific circumstances.

It was created by Museum Development East Midlands in partnership with Collections Trust, Museum Development London and South West Museum Development.

Training Video: Caring for Collections In Lockdown

In this short training video Anita Hollinshead, Regional Collections Advisor for MDEM discusses what museums can be doing during lockdown to safeguard and care for collections. It highlights how to prioritise museum site visits, including a museum site visit checklist. It also looks at what work can be undertaken remotely and explores how to plan for the future.

Download the PowerPoint presentation: Caring-for-Collections-During-Lockdown

You can view this video on our Youtube Channel here.

If you would like further help in this area, please contact Anita Hollinshead.

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