Our Work

Facing the Future with Confidence

Through our standards, our services and our professional know-how, we help thousands of cultural institutions around the world face the future with confidence. Our work ensures that millions of people worldwide can continue to discover, enjoy and learn from their history and knowledge and stories which bring it to life.

Through our partnerships and online communities the Collections Trust reaches out to a network of more than 23,000 organisations to share best practice and new thinking. We have an exciting range of programmes designed to help our community secure their collections, reduce their environmental impact, manage their costs and embrace the digital opportunity. We are also working with Governments, NGOs and Agencies around the world to define and develop professional practice.

Our current activities include:


OpenCulture 2014

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Now in its 4th edition, the SPECTRUM Collections Management Standard is used by more than 7,000 museums in 40 countries worldwide Collections Trust’s flagship event on 25 – 26 July 2014 with a major conference and exhibition, and the CT Awards.

Online Security Resources

Europeana Inside

A major new source of information about security issues as part of Building Capacity for Museum Security. The Collections Trust is managing the €3.2 million Europeana Inside project for the European Commission.