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

Planning Exhibitions and Displays with Mixed Collections - Second workshop (Fully booked).
Apr 30

Planning Exhibitions and Displays with Mixed Collections -...


  • 10.00am-12.30pm (GMT), Friday 30th 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.


    10.00-10.50 - Documentation

    An introduction to museum documentation and how collections information underpins decisions about interpretation and display. As well as Spectrum 5.0, the UK Collections Management System, delegates will also learn more about the UK Registrars Group templates for Facilities Reports, Security and Display and the use of thesauri.

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

    11.10-12.00 – Current Issues and Trends / Overview

    Current issues and trends in museums will be explored, particularly in terms of how these might impact on interpretation planning. Topics will include restitution and repatriation; ‘Empowering Collections’ and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The presentation will conclude with an overview of interpretive planning and suitable/ unsuitable materials to use in displays.

    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

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