The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

An Introduction to Mixed Collections Care - First workshop (Fully booked).
Apr 16

An Introduction to Mixed Collections Care - First workshop...


  • 10.00am-12.30pm (GMT), Friday 16th April 2021 

    Trainer: Anita Hollinshead

    The Section for Archives and Museums are running two online workshops covering the basics of managing and working with mixed collections.

    Attendees will gain an overview of standards governing the care and display of objects, as well as an understanding of current issues and trends in the museum sector.

    The sessions have been compiled by freelance museum consultant Anita Hollinshead. Each will last 2½ hours, consisting of two 50 minute presentations from Anita, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A, providing delegates an opportunity to ask Anita specific questions and queries.

    The workshops can be booked individually, but for maximum benefit we suggest delegates sign up for both.

    The sessions are primarily aimed at archivists managing a range of objects within their collections but will also be of benefit to staff and volunteers caring for collections in heritage sites, museums, historic houses and libraries as well as those considering a career in the museum sector. The sessions will be suitable for those new to the sector as well as those wishing to refresh their existing knowledge.

    Following the workshops, delegates will be sent a handout with further information and resources on the topics covered. Recordings of the presentations will also be available for a limited period on the members’ area of the ARA website.


    10.00-10.50am - Museum Standards 

    An overview of the standards that underpin collections care and management including Museum Accreditation; Spectrum 5.0; PAS 197: Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management and the Museum Association’s Code of Ethics.

    10.50-11.10 – break, and opportunity for delegates to submit questions for the Q&A session

    11.10-12.00 – The Museum Environment

    An introduction to the museum environment and the optimum conditions in which to store and display collections. Topics covered will include temperature, relative humidity, light and pollution as well as environmental monitoring and control. The second half will cover housekeeping and pest management.

    12.00-12.30 – Q&A

    An opportunity for delegates to submit questions to Anita.

    Admission fees

    • ARA members: £7.00
    • Non-members: £9.00

  • Category
  • Date & Time
    Apr 16 2021 at 10:00 AM - Apr 16 2021 at 12:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    Microsoft Teams
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan