Date(s) - 29/09/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parham Airfield Museum
Emma Cook, Bedfordshire Museum Development Officer
This session is being delivered in partnership with The Eighth in the East, who have made a number of places on the course available for the wider SHARE community.
Keeping A Record: The Essentials of Museum Documentation provides an introduction to the basic principles of museum documentation and the benefits of good documentation practice. Topics covered include SPECTRUM, object entry, accessioning, marking and labelling, cataloguing and indexing, location and movement control, loan and retrospective documentation.
Collections Trust paper-based documentation resources are referred to throughout, but the course is also applicable to computerised systems.
- consider the importance of good documentation practice
- understand the principles and use of SPECTRUM
- understand the principles and practice of good documentation procedures
- consider methods of improving their own documentation procedures
- become familiar with Collections Trust documentation resources
What people are saying about Keeping A Record:
“One of the best training courses I have attended in the last two years in terms of practicality, learning new skills that all staff members in a museum will benefit from.”
“It was very useful, practically-minded, and there was opportunity to resolve individual issues.”
(Feedback forms, 2014)
Morning refreshments will be provided but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
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.