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Collections Management

  • Benchmarks in Collections Care

    image: Language of Lead & Letters of Lead by Steve Manthorp and Sue Lawty at Killhope Lead Mining Museum, part of museumaker - See more at:

    Benchmarks in Collections Care 2.0 is a self-assessment checklist that sets out clear and realistic Benchmarks for collections care.  

    Many museums use Benchmarks as a performance management tool to review and measure their current standards of collections care and work towards improvement.

Going Digital

  • Copyright and Digital Content

    image: cameraThe 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.

Museum Development Support


  • UK Funding Bodies Supporting Participatory Practice

    image: participation fundingThis 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.

Risk Management