Good Practice Case Studies: Forward Planning at Kirkleatham Museum
A case study exploring the Forward Planning process at Kirkleatham Museum, the museums service for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. This case study includes Kirkleatham’s 2012 - 17 Forward Plan, submitted with their Accreditation Return.
Who's it for?
- Museums needing to write or update a Forward Plan
- Museums submitting their Accreditation return
- Anyone looking for guidance on Accreditation requirements
This is one of a series of case studies illustrating how Accredited museums have developed their strategy and policy to meet the needs of their own services, as well as to meet the Accreditation Standard.
Author: Alex Dawson Publisher: Collections Trust and Arts Council England Publication date: 09-12-2013
Benchmarks in Collections Care 2.0 resource list
Benchmarks in Collection Care 2.0 is a self assessment checklist, which sets out clear and realistic benchmarks for the care of collections.
Many museums use Benchmarks as a performance management tool to review and measure their current standards of collections care and work towards improvement.
Benchmarks helps to:
• highlight the importance of collections care
• identify achievement in collection care
• give an indication of which improvements in collections care might be needed
• provide a practical framework for measuring progress, and creating forward plans
• provide a framework for managing risk to your collection
Copyright and Digital Content
The growth of the internet has provided collection holders with more opportunities to digitise, adapt, publish and share material. The possibilities for collaboration have increased and the availability of large digitisation grants has made it possible for organisations to undertake some of their most extensive reproduction projects to date. However, the relative ease of reproducing resources with new media means that you need to be aware of the implications for your collections.
Position Statement: Transfer of Museum Documentation from Local Authorities
This Position Statement has been published by the Collections Trust in response to requests received from English museums relating to the transfer of ownership of collections information ('documentation') during the transition from Local Authority support to independent Trust status.
UK Funding Bodies Supporting Participatory Practice
This article provides an introduction to UK funding bodies that support participatory practice (the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Creative Scotland, Big lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation), and includes links to their publications, strategic documents, and funding streams related to participation, and links to related articles and case studies reviewed in this portal.