Materials from M2M Emergency Plans in Practice
Materials from the Kent & Medway Museum2Museum 'Emergency Plans in Practice' session held at Dover Museum on Friday 11th December 2015.
SPECTRUM 5.0 Training
Materials from 'SPECTRUM 5.0 Launch' at Milestones and Trinity Theatre
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Sarah Brown, Collections Trust running through the revised Museum Documentation standard, SPECTRUM 5.0
Materials from P2P Collection Cataolguing
Materials from the Kent & Medway Peer2Peer 'Collections Cataloguing' session held at Maidstone Museumon Thursday 24th September 2015.
Materials from Museum2Museum: Volunteer Participation in Preventive Conservation
Materials from the Kent & Medway Museum2Museum session, 'Volunteer Participation in Preventive Conservation' held on Monday 27th October, 2014 at Knole House in Sevenoaks.
Project report: 'Improving Environmental Sustainability at Hampshire Solent Museums' 2013-14
In 2013-14, 14 Hampshire Solent museums took part in a project to reduce their environmental impact and their water, waste and energy costs, working with support from Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Find out what they achieved.
Conservation Advice - Inventory Marking
Inventory marking is an important part of collections documentation. This page will give a brief overview of materials and methods to use when marking collection objects and links to useful advice and videos with the more detailed information needed before starting an inventory marking project.
Preventive Conservation Training request form
Please fill in this form is you are interested in Preventive Conservation training. This could include pest management, storage and packing, preventive conservation, environmental monitoring and basic cleaning of different material types.
Preventive Conservation Assessment request form
Please fill in this form is you are interested in a Preventive Conservation Assessment.
Conservation Advice - Museum Pests
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a term used to describe the process of pest monitoring, isolated and appropriate treatment and creating a suitable environment to discourage pest activity. Find out more here.
Conservation Advice - Handling Museum Objects
Correct handling of museum objects is an essential skill for all museum staff and volunteers. Find helpful tip and additional training here.
Conservation Advice - Packing Museum Objects
Using the correct packing materials and techniques to protect museum objects is an important part of collections care. Find out more information here.
Painting Conservation training - handouts
Handouts on painting conservation delivered on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Book & Paper Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Ruth Stevens on conservation of Books & Paper. Delivered by Ruth on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Textile Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation from Zenzie Tinker on textile conservation. Delivered by Zenzie on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Archaeological Objects Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Dana Goodburn-Browns on conservation of Archaeological Objects. Delivered by Dana as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Materials from Museum2Museums: Collections Care at the Powell Cotton Museum
Handouts from the Museum2Museum Sharing Skills day led by the Powell Cotton Museum on Monday 17th March 2014.
Materials from BOB/Hampshire Solent 'Copyright Essentials' event
Materials from BOB/Hampshire Solent 'Copyright Essentials' event held at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke on 25 February 2014.
Emergency Planning & Recovery Handouts
Handouts and documents shared by Emma Dadson from Harwell Documentation Recovery Service at the session held on Wednesday 26th February 2014.
Making Boxes for Museum Objects
Do you have that one awkward object which will just not fit into a standard box? Then follow this step by step guide to making a bespoke box for objects of all shapes and sizes.
Introduction to Museum Pests E-Learning Tool
Learn to identify, monitor and control common pests found in museums with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Packing Museum Objects for Storage E-Learning Tool
Learn about the packing of museum objects for storage with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Environmental Sustainability Tools and Helpline
Environmental Sustainability Tools and Helpline from The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, a not-for-profit organisation, have been working with museums across the South East to help them improve the energy and water efficiency of their premises and minimise waste; saving money and reducing environmental impact.
Handling Museum Objects E-Learning Tool
Learn about the handling of museum objects with Museum of London's free e-learning resource.
Environmental Monitoring Spot Reading Templates
Templates for recording you light and temperature / relative humidity readings
Sussex Museums Group - Remedial Conservation Project Final Report 2013
The Final Report from CSI, who were commission by Sussex Museums Group to deliver a remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Deaccessioning & Disposals in Small Museums, 2011
Factsheet and classification of terms from Museums & Galleries NWS, 2011.
Heritage Assets - CIPFA Code, 2011-12
Information for Local Authorities and recording their heritage assets.
Kent Collection Mapping
Created by Jennifer Jackson, Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, for the 'Archaeology in Museums' trianing day. However, this mapping exercise can be used to capture information about any type of collection you hold, not just archaeology.
Conservation Resource Bank – Request Form
A request form to aquire equipment from the Conservation Resources Bank for Surery, Sussex and Kent museums.
How to make tissue puffs
A pictorial guide to making tissue puffs and sausages for safetly packing your collection for storage.
The agents of deterioration
Outlining and agents of deterioration that can affect a museum collection.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Documentation Basics Study Visit
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Documentation Basics Study Visit' event held at Chilcomb House Winchester on 4 December 2013.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Creative Use of Collections sharing event
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Creative Use of Collections' sharing event held at the Mary Rose Museum on 18 November 2013.
Materials from Hampshire Solent 'Reviewing and Rationalising - steps to making the most of your Collections' Event 11 July 2014
Materials, resources and links from 'Reviewing and Rationalising - steps to making the most of your Collections' Accreditation training event facilitated by Emma Chaplin and delivered in collaboration between the South West and South East Museum Development teams on 11 July 2014 at the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.
Care of photographs by Susie Clark & Franziska Frey
In 1999, the sale of digital cameras exceeded that of all other types of camera together for the first time. Already collections are beginning to amass work that has been produced digitally. How will these images be preserved for the future? Conventional photographic collections are already being digitised under the criteria of access and preservation. What kind of impact is this having on photographic collections?
Object Condition Assessment Framework
Framework devised and used by the team at the National Trust property, Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Successful Basic Interventive Conservation
To help museums, galleries and heritage sites to maintain their collections more effectively in 2016; AIM has published a new Success Guide called ‘Successful Basic Interventive Conservation’.
Making the Case for Natural History Collections
Making a credible case for the value of natural history collections, in terms of the benefits they bring to people, society and the wider environment, can be found in this advocacy document written by Manchester Museum.
The arguments are tailored towards those working with policy and strategy, rather than primarily for public consumption, hence the emphasis on ‘need’ messages. Although some of the content is specific to the North West, much of it is not; the document includes additional statistics not included in the hard copy.