Date(s) - 03/02/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trainer: Sandra Freshney (Archivist, University of Cambridge Museum Dept. of Earth Sciences)
Archives form a significant portion of the collections in many museums. In addition, records relating to the business of the insitute itself may contribute to the archives. Few museums are fortunate enough to have the services of a qualified archivist and, for the staff given responsibility for archive work, time and resources are often scarce. This training day is ideal for all those involved with the care of collections including curators, volunteers, and managers.
The day will cover all aspects of records management including:
- Introduction to records and archives: principles and standards
- Collections care: intellectual & physical
- Records listing and archive repackaging exercises
- Sources of support, preservation suppliers and funding bodies
While encouraging good practice the focus will be on a pragmatic approach – less “what should I do?” and more “what can I do?”.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Have learnt about what records and archives are, principles and standards
- Have considered what can harm records and why
- Have explored different preservation techniques and products available
- Be able to undertake basic listing and repackaging of paper records
- Have learnt about where to seek advice, and funding opportunities to employ professional staff
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch with you. The venue is some way out of the city and there are no shops nearby.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm one place per museum. If you would like to request a second place, 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.
Bookings are closed for this event.