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News from the Collections Trust

Can you help Collections Trust with their terminology resource?

Using consistent terms is crucial for retrieving information about your collection quickly and accurately. To help you do this, Collections Trust have drawn up a list of the published term sources they know about, mapped to relevant Spectrum units of information.

However, this is still a working document. The Collections Trust needs your help to fill in the gaps, by identifying any published term sources they have missed, or by sharing any additional in-house terms you use with them. You can find the draft list and the feedback form here:

http://bit.ly/2NJ7KEy

Collections Trust Award 2018 open for entries

Collections Trust are inviting museums to tell them about the difference Spectrum 5.0 has made to collections management in their museum, by describing a recent collections management activity or project.

   The winning museum will receive £1,000 to spend on an agreed collections management activity, along with a free place at our 2018 conference to receive the award in person. To enter, simply use their online form, and submit your answers before noon on Monday 30 July 2018.

http://bit.ly/2N62lGs

 

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National Motor Museum wins 2017 Collections Trust Award

The National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu has won the 2017 Collections Trust Award for its Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project. The award recognises the achievements of those who manage museum collections – the teams who are often behind the scenes and whose work can go unnoticed.

This year the award celebrates projects that show what can be achieved when the governing body, staff and volunteers in a museum work collaboratively to tackle a collections management challenge. With the theme of Pulling Together, the award comes with a prize of £2,000 for the first time this year.

Generously funded by the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, the Keep CALM project began in July 2016 and concludes in March 2018. It has provided a much-needed opportunity for the National Motor Museum to focus on aspects of stewardship, which had become a priority. Importantly, the project has been devised to create impact beyond collections management, providing new opportunities for people to engage with the collections, including activities for families, schools and colleges.

Costumes group (1)

Keep CALM has extended the use of the museum’s CALM collections management system and supported review and research on under-used parts of the collections. Improved documentation has enhanced collaboration between collections and strengthened team-working. Unlocking information and encouraging working across departments is supporting the development of new initiatives for visitors to Beaulieu. The project is building on the Museum’s Education Service by generating new programmes linked to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in response to National Curriculum changes.

A creative take on STEAM has also been adopted, using the newly researched and recorded material to inspire a range of lively Automotive Steampunk-themed activities, which explore the collections in imaginative ways. Students from the Costume and Performance Design course at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) researched key cars and collections material to inspire the creation of nine Automotive Steampunk costumes. These striking costumes, which were on display in the museum until recently, have been viewed by thousands of visitors who were also able to dress up in Steampunk style with special clothing provided for photo opportunities. The project has also enabled the museum to make connections with the wonderfully creative Portsmouth And Southampton Time-travelling Steampunks (PASTS) group.

Andrea Bishop, Director of Collections at the National Motor Museum, said:

“The Keep CALM project has been aptly named, since it has challenged us to change the way we work and manage collections behind the scenes, standardising practice to improve exchange of ideas and information. We are now beginning to see the benefits of that legacy for our audiences and I am grateful to Arts Council England for having confidence in the value of this project for the museum and its users.”

To find out more about the Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project, see http://www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/ACE_funding.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR EURO AWARDS EXTENDED

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE 2017 EUROPEAN MUSEUM ACADEMY AWARDS –  THE LUIGI MICHELETTI AWARD & THE DASA AWARD HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 1ST JULY 2016

 Apply and don’t miss the chance to profit from the visibility and networking opportunities offered to your museum by taking part in the European Museum Academy Awards. Hundreds of museums have already done so in more than 20 years of activity of the Micheletti Award.  Candidates also have the opportunity of running for the DASA Award. Candidates will be visited by EMA qualified experts and presented at the Annual EMA Meeting.

 

The Luigi Micheletti Award is focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage. You may apply if you are a museum of 20th-century history (military political or social), a museum of science, technology or industry, a science centre, an ecomuseum, or an interpretation centre on these subjects and emerging crucial issues of contemporary society.

 The DASA Award

The basic criterion of this award is the quality of learning opportunities, in a comprehensive perspective: the museological concept, the quality of the storyline, the creativity of the exhibition design and the programme of educational activities . Specific attention is also given to personal mediation, the interactive participation of the public and an effective mix of education and entertainment.

This Award is open to all kinds of museums.

To download the entry form, please visit: http://www.europeanmuseumacademy.eu/

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE HERITAGE IN MOTION AWARDS 2015

Heritage in Motion is an annual multimedia competition for the creators of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible. Heritage in Motion grants awards and celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products,through varied, creative and innovative means, in order to draw attention to the value of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage in all its facets.

To find out more, visit: heritageinmotion.eu

                                                                       

APPLY FOR THE 2015 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AWARD!

The Children in Museums Award has been established by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums to recognise internationally excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector. Applications are welcomed from children’s museums and from learning departments in museums and science museums, both long-established and recently opened.

The Jury is looking especially for the creative use of exhibitions and programmes with an innovative interpretative approach, which should be meaningful to the relevant age-group.  The Jury will expect proof and examples of your innovative approach and aesthetic qualities,, open-ended learning programme, excellence that can be acknowledged by children.

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2015.

For further background information, see the websites: www.hands-on-international.net and www.europeanmuseumacademy.eu.

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