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Collections Trust provides practical help as local authority museums consider trust status

image: Practical Guide to Collections & GovernancePractical help is now available to local authority museums considering a change in status, especially those looking to become independent trusts. The Collections Trust’s Practical Guide to Collections & Governance has been specifically written for under-informed and concerned directors, managers and staff to alert them to the real implications of change.

Almost half of those local authority museums surveyed by the Museums Association last year in its Impact of cuts to UK museums survey were looking to move to trust status.

Two new trustees appointed to the Collections Trust board

image: Collections Trust logoTwo new trustees have been appointed to the Collections Trust’s board of directors. They are Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Executive Group, and Rachael Rogers, Curator at Abergavenny Museum and Castle, Monmouthshire County Council.

Collections and Governance

The recent High Court ruling that the Wedgwood Museum's collections can be sold as an asset to contribute to the

HVOS Volunteer Organiser's toolkit

This toolkit has been developed for use by anyone organising, managing, co-ordinating and developing volunteers in the museum and galleries sector whether paid or voluntary. From planning, recruiting to retaining volunteers, this resource has exercises and case studies to assist you.

Read more about the resource on this website (external link)

Renaissance East Midlands Flagship Volunteers e-book

The 2010/2011 Renaissance East Midlands Flagship Volunteer Providers programme involved 28 museums across the region working to improve their volunteer management, enhance the diversity of the volunteer opportunities they offered and increase volunteer numbers.

Networks Directory 2011

A listing of professional networks including SSNs, other specialist groups and associations from across the heritage sector.

SWFED Forward Planning Toolkit

This Forward Planning toolkit from the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries has been developed by Vicky Dawson. it provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop a Forward Plan for your museum.

This toolkit may useful if you are applying for Accreditation


Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums

This full PDF publication was created by the Getty Conservation Institute to provide museums and other cultural institutions with an introduction to the principles and processes of developing an effective Emergency Plan for your museum. It includes case studies, guidelines and example documents to help you produce your plan.

Read more about the resource on this website (external link)


Author: Dinah Berland (Ed)
Publisher: Getty Conservation Institute
Publication date: 29-07-1999

Risk Assessment Template: General Visit

One of a series of really useful templates from the Dover Museum showing an example risk assessment for a general site visit.

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