Date(s) - 27/04/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This training session is aimed at those who work with a wide range of social history collections. It will be especially relevant for those considering areas of their collection for review, rationalisation and disposal. Delegates are invited to attend from throughout the country but there is a limit of two delegates per institution.
The idea of collections rationalisation and disposal can be daunting.
For social history collections in particular the process can be complicated as often it’s the story and context connected to the object which makes it interesting or important. But what do you do if you don’t know what the object is? Where do you even start?
This free full-day seminar will provide you with tools and tips to get to know what objects are in your social history stores and begin the collections rationalisation process.
The seminar will provide guidance on the policies and procedures to follow in considering collections rationalisation and disposal.
Case studies will provide creative inspiration and offer practical solutions. Participants will also have opportunities to consider, discuss and share their own social history rationalisation projects.
By the end of the course participants will have:
- discovered a range of resources to help with identifying objects found in social history collections
- learnt the processes and toolkits which should be used to guide the collections review process.
- gained confidence to make informed decisions about their own collections
- been inspired by case studies and share ideas with delegates who have similar collections care issues
The final date for bookings is Friday 10th April 2015.
About the trainers:
Jamie Everitt has a background in collections management and documentation. He has worked in several museums on all types of collections, from large industrial objects to fine art and natural history. Since 2012 he has lead Norfolk Museums Service’s programme of collections review and rationalisation, which has improved standards of collections care and enabled the Service to open up its stores for regular public access for the first time.
Steph Mastoris is Head of National Waterfront Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. He has worked in a number of history museums and has acted as mentor for many AMA students. He is General Editor of firstBASE, the SHCG online resource for history curators and is currently working on the section on artefact identification.
Bookings are closed for this event.