Date(s) - 09/07/2014
10:00 am - 3:30 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 curators and administrators given responsibility for archive work, time and resources are often scarce. This training day is aimed specifically at these individuals.
Although the day is organised by the Natural History Network, it is led by a professional archivist and the principles apply to any subject area that involves maintaining an archive.
Content: The day will cover all aspects of records management including standards and retention schedules; weeding and disposal: threats and conservation measuresl; and access and legal issues. While encouraging best practise the focus will be on a pragmatic approach – less “what should I do?” and more “what can I do?”.
There will be numerous visual materials and examples illustrating the subjects raised.
Audience: The day is aimed at museum curators, administrators and learning officers, particularly those with limited knowledge / experience of archives and records management.
For further information please contact Bob Press, North Herts Museums Service (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To book, please use the form below. Please note that priority will be given to Natural History network members.
This event is fully booked.