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Collections Workshops: Banish that Backlog

Find out more about approaches to preventing and working through documentation backlogs in our free workshop.

Date 25 February 2019
Time 10.20am - 2.30pm
Venue Museums Galleries Scotland, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland




About the Event

Come along to MGS to find out more about approaches to preventing and working through documentation backlogs…

We are delighted to be joined by Sarah Brown from Collections Trust, who will be facilitating this workshop. Sarah will look into how and why documentation backlogs build up, and explore some of the most effective ways of dealing with them. Attendees will also be invited to bring their museum’s Procedural Manuals and Documentation Plans, which will be reviewed and workshopped with Sarah and other attendees.

We will also hear about the practical experiences of working through backlogs from other museums, and there will be ample opportunity to network and have discussions with other attendees and members of Collections Trust and MGS staff.

This workshop is free and open to anyone working or volunteering within the Scottish museum sector. Lunch will be provided. 

Current agenda (subject to change):


10.20 Welcome and registration  

10.30 Introductions

10.45 What are documentation backlogs?

          Preventing backlogs – a procedural manual review                                            (attendees will need to bring their manual with them)

          Spectrum 5 Inventory procedure – how do we approach it?

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Documentation plans - Sarah Brown, Collections Trust (attendees will need to bring their plan with them)

14.30 Finish

Register online