Collections management of collections you don’t own

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Registrars: Training for the Future
CPD Training Opportunity

We are offering free places at a CPD workshop which will use a mix of presentations and discussion sessions to look at issues facing Registrars and Collections Managers when dealing with collections that they don’t own.

This forms part of a wider collaborative project between Leeds Museums and Galleries, Royal Armouries and the University of Leeds to introduce professional training for Museum Registrars.

Collections Management of Collections You Don’t Own
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Thursday 6 March 2014
10.30am – 3.30pm

How do you manage collections you don’t hold title to?
What status do they have within your organisation?
What agreements are in place with owners?
How do you use them?
What challenges do they pose?
What benefits do they afford and how do they fit into wider collection development strategies?

We would like to explore some of these questions using a series of case studies and discussion sessions focusing on customs collections, acceptance in lieu items and treasure.

Please bring case studies and questions with you.  All discussions will be confidential.

This event is open to registrars and collections managers.  The event is free but places are limited so booking is essential.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register please go to  Registration closes after Wednesday 26 February.


Arrival & Refreshments

Welcome & Introduction
Jen Kaines, Registrar and Collections Manager – Leeds Museums and Galleries

Customs Collections
Mark Carnall, Curator – Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy

Acceptance in Lieu
Rebecca Wallace, Registrar – Historic Royal Palaces

LUNCH (provided)

Acceptance in Lieu in Situ

Treasure & Archaeological Archives – Resolving Questions of Ownership
Katherine Baxter, Archaeology Curator – Leeds Museums and Galleries

Final Questions, Summary & Close