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Collections

These advice guides describe how to acquire, store, care for, display, and dispose of collections.

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Introduction to Interpretation
This introduction is the first in a series of advice guides which provide an overview on the basics of interpreting collections.
Creating Interpretive Text
Learn how to create labels and text for your museum collections.
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Knowledge Exchange: The Museum of Ordinary People: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
The Museum of Ordinary People celebrates the ripples that ordinary people leave behind. Hear the story behind the ethos and development of this activist museum in this knowledge exchange event.
Interpretive Techniques
Learn about the basic interpretive techniques you might consider as part of your interpretive plan
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Knowledge Exchange: The Museum of Youth Culture
In this knowledge exchange event we hear from The Museum of Youth Culture, a newly emerging museum. They work to tell stories about youth movements, scenes, styles, and sounds across Britain.  
Interpreting for your audience
Learn about the process of interpreting our collections, historic buildings, or landscapes, in a way that is accessible to our audiences.
Interpretive Planning
Learn how to create a basic interpretive plan or strategy for your museum collection
Interpretive Aims and Objectives
Find out how to set appropriate aims and objectives ahead of your interpretive planning process
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Anti-racist practice examples in museums
Find resources that give examples, advice, and ask questions of anti-racist practice in museums and galleries in Scotland, the UK, and internationally.