“Digital Futures: Embracing New Strategies”. About how museums have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lessons they have learned and how they are approaching re-opening after lockdown.
Alex, our UK representative, recently attended the CultureGeek online conference. His report highlights one of the sessions he found interesting which discussed the redesign of the collections website of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A).
Held in the attractive Nottinghamshire market town of Newark (or Newark-on-Trent to give it its full name) and dominated by the picturesque ruin of Newark Castle by the river Trent, the theme of this year’s annual Association of Independent Museums (AIM) conference was ‘How to be a great destination’. To give a flavour of this I thought I would share some notes from three different but absorbing talks: Bletchley Park Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park Trust, and Hilary McHGowan,
The stunning setting of the Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Dublin, was the venue for the 2019 Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) conference. I was one of the trade exhibitors but also managed to participate in two tours, as well as sitting in on some of the interesting talks. Day one commenced with a visit to the NMI‘s well-organized Collections Resources Centre in Swords where we were shown objects ranging from large taxidermy specimens to
Cambridge, 24.1.2019, Alex von der Becke Vernon Systems exhibited at the 5th annual SHARE/UCM Collections Care Conference. The theme of the conference was “Coping with managing your stuff!”. This covered different aspects, such as choosing an appropriate CMS to catalogue your collection, interesting projects involving large numbers of volunteers to input data and finally also easier ways of generating condition reports. Gordon McKenna, Standard Manager of the Collections Trust, on the theme of ‘Compliant Systems’ Gordon provided an overview of