About the Session

Date: 19 October 2022
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Format: Via Zoom

The Accreditation Forum provides an opportunity for museums to come together and talk about Accreditation, share case studies and network around a specific theme. Specialists from Arts Council, Collections Trust and SWMD will also be on hand to answer questions about any aspect of the scheme.

For the Autumn Accreditation Forum, we will be focusing on Collections Management. We’ll explore what the requirements are for Section 2 of the Accreditation Standard and share practical tips on how museums can manage their collections to Spectrum standards.

What will you learn?

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • A better understanding of specific aspects of the Accreditation Standard especially Collections Management
  • Met with museums across the South West
  • The confidence and knowledge to seek advice from the SW Accreditation team and specialists from Arts Council and Collections Trust

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at delegates from Accredited Museums and those museums working towards Accreditation seeking to broaden their knowledge of collections management and build contacts with other museums across the South West.

Delegates will be encouraged to submit any questions they have when booking.  However, the session will also be flexible enough to pursue issues raised on the day and take questions from the floor.

About the trainers

Sophie Johnson is the Museum Accreditation Relationship Manager for the South West, based in the Arts Council’s Bristol office. Sophie assesses Accreditation Applications from across the region and works closely with the Museum Development team to offer help and advice.

Lindsay Duncan is Outreach Officer for Collections Trust. Lindsay works closely with the Museum Development Network across the English regions to deliver a programme of training relating to Collections Management. Lindsay is also the person to contact with your collection management queries, particularly related to Spectrum and Accreditation.

Alex Gibson is the Museum Development Officer for the West of England and the Accreditation Technical Adviser for South West Museum Development.