Date(s) - 28/09/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bishop's Stortford Museum
Do you hold collections of material related to the police, fire or ambulance services?
These unique collections are often undervalued, under resourced and under threat. This seminar is a first opportunity to look at ways of raising awareness of your collections, sharing experiences and concerns, with the aim of developing a collections support network.
The seminar will offer practical advice on managing your collections, with speakers who are currently working on making better use of this resource. Come along to share ideas, seek advice and talk to likeminded people. There will be short presentations, a chance to troubleshoot, and an afternoon of workshop sessions on collections care, museum basics and online resources.
By the end of the event participants will begin to:
• Build links and share knowledge
• Think of ways showing people how important these collections are
• Explore the idea of a support network
• Look at ways to increase use
• Think of ways to protect these collections
This fantastic day is being organised by the team at Bishop’s Stortford Museum as part of their HLF-funded On The Beat project looking at policing in Bishop’s Storford during WW1. The On The Beat volunteer team recently won the Community Award at the first ever SHARE Volunteer Awards.
The programme for the day is now available to download:
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make other arrangements. There is a café on site.
Booking note for non-museum staff/volunteers: If you are not associated with a particular museum please enter “n/a” in the “Museum Name” box.
This event is fully booked.