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ARA Section for Specialist Repositories, training day and AGM, Mon 13 May 2019

Day conference, 'The same but different': museum collection management for archivists

This training day follows the well over-subscribed spring 2018 special issue of the ARA journal Archives and Records where the topic was archives and museums. The January 2019 issue of the ARA’s monthly magazine ARC also featured the same subject. This training day also includes the first meeting of the new ARA Section for Archives and Museums (SAM) which will organise regular museum-themed training sessions in the future.

  • Location: Manton Room, Tate Britain, London
  • Numbers: 65
  • Format: lecture style
  • Trainer: Anita Hollinshead

Cost: £35 ARA members; £45 non-ARA members

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1000-1030 Registration and tea/coffee

1030-1100 Section for Specialist Repositories AGM

1100-1115 Welcome and introduction to museum collection management for archive professionals - ‘the same but different’ - Charlotte Berry, Magdalen College Oxford

1115-1200 Museum standards – SPECTRUM, PAS 197 and 198, Benchmarks in Collections Care, Museum Accreditation etc

1200-1230 Current issues and trends in the museum sector

1230-1315 Lunch (bring your own, try the Tate’s café or any local eatery nearby)

1315-1345 First meeting, Section for Archives and Museums

1345-1430 Documentation (eg SPECTRUM compliance: object entry, cataloguing/thesauri, movement control/UK Registrars’ Group templates/Smarter Loans etc)

1500-1515 Break (tea/coffee)

1515-1600 Collection care for mixed collections (incl. labelling and marking objects)

1600-1630 Planning exhibitions and displays

1630 Close