Below you will find a series of informative videos on a range of topics from collections care to museum retail. You can view them here, or to watch full screen visit our YouTube channel.
Below are a number of videos from the latest SHARED Enterprise Conference, which was held at the Museum of London, in partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Guest Speaker Peter Maple
Jeremy Mitchell, Petersfield Museum
Steve Newell, Southampton City Council
Nicole Penn-Symons, Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collection
Charlotte Slinger, Hampshire Cultural Tust
Kate Axon & Vanessa Travelyan, Museum of east Anglian Life
Mark Bills, Gainsborough’s House
Fundraising Focus : Hester Marriot, Peter Medlock, Clare Wilkinson, Jacky Wilson
Stuart Garner, Norfolk Museums Service
Jaane Rowehl, South East Museum Development Programme
Anne Young, Heritage Lottery Fund
The SHARE Co-production Network has commissioned a new film:
SHARED Enterprise is a Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Umbrella Project which aims to to explore and develop ways of bringing additional private money into the sector. Find out how SHARED Enterprise is helping museums in the East of England build their capacity and skills to fundraise from private donors, corporate sources, trusts and foundations. Fundraising resources are available from the SHARED Enterprise Resources Page.
Museum Retail: Top Tips for Small Shops
Join the famous Anglian Museum of Cups & Saucers and discover some top tips for running a successful museum shop. Find more resources in our Resilience resource bank.
Digital Strategies in Practice : ideas for small museums
What is a digital strategy, and how can it help your museum? This short video re-visits the Anglian Museum of Cups & Saucers and explores how a digital strategy has helped them reach new audiences. Take a look at our Digital Ideas Bank for more information.
What is Collections Rationalisation and why would you want to do it? Watch this short animation and begin the first steps to organising your collections. Once you have watched the film, you might want to explore the Museums Code of Ethics, the Museums Association’s Disposal Toolkit, and SHARE Museums East’s Collections Rationalisation: Planning For Action where you will find supporting templates for developing your own rationalisation plan and policy.
Labelling & Marking Museum Objects
To manage effective marking and labelling in a museum, it is important to have an organised ‘kit’ or box of equipment to hand. In this video, a conservator runs through the materials that is useful to keep at hand when labelling and marking museum objects.
Labelling and marking paper objects in museum collections
In this short film a conservator demonstrates how to mark and label paper objects that may be in a museum collection, including books and photographs.
Labelling and marking textiles in museum collections
This film demonstrates the best methods to label textiles without causing permanent damage or change.
Marking museum objects using the starch paste method
This film gives a comprehensive introduction to the starch paste method of museum marking, outlining the tools required and the marking process.
Calibrating Conservation Equipment
In this short film a conservator demonstrates how to calibrate a thermohygrograph.
Calibrating a dial hygrometer
Do you want to know how to calibrate a dial hygrometer? Follow the instructions in this short film to learn.