Date(s) - 22/10/2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Trainer: Jayne Austin, Development Manager, Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service
For anyone struggling with a mountain of documentation, this course will offer practical guidance and support, providing participants with the means to make a start. The day will include a scenario based exercise framing the issues, a sharing of challenges and concerns, and the creation of a personalised action template that will be of valuable practical use in the workplace.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have fully considered the documentation issues that face museums and what can be done about them
- Be able to identify and understand the gaps in their collection documentation
- Have prioritised actions necessary to tackle these gaps
- Have completed a strategic planning template, providing a practical approach to managing their own documentation backlog with other staff and volunteers
- Feel more confident and empowered to take action
This course is aimed at staff with responsibility for managing museum documentation. Participants must have some current knowledge of the documentation issues their museum faces, and ideally have some understanding of the SPECTRUM standard or have previously attended the SHARE course Keeping A Record: The Essentials of Museum Documentation.
What people are saying about Documentation Backlogs:
“It was extremely useful training and was great to do exercises such as creating short, medium and long-term goals. Also great to get feedback on problems and questions I had before the training.”
“Fantastic! So useful and encouraging – good context provided (re accreditation) and lots of practical tips. Feeling greatly encouraged about tackling our backlog. Thank you!”
(Feedback forms, 2015)
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
This course will be repeated on 17th March 2016 at Saffron Walden Museum.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm up to two places per museum. If you would like to request further places, please do fill in the booking form and leave a note in the “comments” box, and we will be in touch if additional places are available closer to the date.
This event is fully booked.