Collection Management in Museums

Get best-practice advice on how to manage your collections – from digitising to disaster planning.

  • When Wed 8 Feb 2017, 9:30am–Thu 9 Feb 2017, 4:00pm
  • Where
    The Dowse Art Museum, Laings Road, Lower Hutt
  • Cost Free
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The workshop will cover:

ServiceIQ Unit Standard 20542: Demonstrate knowledge and skills of museum collection management

Day 1: Collection Management in Museums workshop

  • Key elements of collection management policy
  • Understanding the practices of accessioning, labelling, cataloguing, photography, conservation, and insurance, and why these are important
  • Overview of storage and preventive conservation for museum collections
  • Overview of methods for dealing with theft, damage and minor flooding
  • The basics of handling and moving museum collections

Day 2: Assessment of above unit standard. Attendance on day 2 is only required by those enrolled as a ServiceIQ trainee.

Who will I meet?

Victoria Esson has worked in the museum sector for over 20 years. She has extensive experience, particularly in museum management and strategy. She also has expertise in formal and informal museum education, and in developing engaging public programmes for diverse audiences. Victoria is an experienced assessor for the New Zealand Certificate for Museum Practice and was part of the industry advisory group that reviewed the unit standards in 2012.

Lisa Osbourne is of Ngati Awa & Te Whānau a Ruataupare descent. Lisa has been a Collections Manager | Kaitiaki Taonga Māori at Te Papa for 10 years specialising in taonga Māori, including pounamu and decorative arts – jewellery and ceramics.

You will also meet other museum personnel from across New Zealand – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?

This is an introductory level workshop which gives ServiceIQ trainees and representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, and iwi organisations a great opportunity to learn more about collection management for museums.

Note: If you are completing the ServiceIQ assessment on day two, you will need to be familiar with the content and concepts in the unit workbook before attending this session.

How do I sign up?

  • Register online click on the 'book now' button
  • Please register early. Places may be restricted if there is high demand.

What else do I need to know?

  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.
  • If you are being assessed for this unit standard, you will be required to complete some pre-course work (details will be emailed to participants on registration). It is also recommended that you come to the assessment having completed the tasks in your workbook.