Resources

Collections

20  Steps to Sustainable Collection Care 

A short simple and engaging list of steps that all museums can take to improve both collections care and sustainability. Produced by the Welsh Federation of Museums the illustrated guidelines are available in poster or leaflet format. Authored by Jane Henderson and Megan DeSilva the information is illustrated by Jenny Mathiasson.

Learning

GEM Cymru – Learning Resources for Museums

The Welsh Government Culture & Sport division have commissioned GEM Cymru to create resources which support learning provision in museums in Wales.

Learning

Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums work with museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families.

Learning

GEM (Group for Education in Museums)

GEM (Group for Education in Museums) hosts training and events throughout the year in the form of webinars, workshops, courses and an annual museum education conference.

Governance & Business Development

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development advice on governance and buisiness development for museums.

Governance & Business Development

Museum Galleries Scotland’s New Museums Toolkit

Find out how to set up, govern, and manage a new museum with Museum Galleries Scotland’s New Museums Toolkit.

Governance & Business Development

AIM – Economic Impact 2019

AIM’s latest report on the Economic Impact of the Independent Museum Sector highlights the considerable economic benefits independent heritage organisations deliver locally and nationally.

Governance & Business Development

Programme for government

This government programme sets out the ambitious commitments they will deliver over the next 5 years. These aim to tackle the challenges that we face and improve the lives of people across Wales.

Accreditation

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development on Museums Accreditation.

Accreditation

Museum Accreditation Wales

Museum Accreditation is a UK partnership scheme run by Arts Council England. Welsh Government manage the scheme in Wales. Find out if your museum or gallery is eligible to join the Museum Accreditation Scheme.

Accreditation

Welsh Government guidance – Accreditation

Guidance from Welsh Government on how to apply for recognition by the industry standard for museums and galleries.

Training & Development

SHARE Museums East

Run a comprehensive development programme for East of England their free museum resources include reports, videos, presentations, papers, sample documents and more. 

Community

The Social History Curators Group

The Social History Curators Group was formed to improve the status and provision of social history in museums and the standards of collections,

Community

Museum Development UK (MDUK)

Museum Development UK (MDUK) is a network of national Museum Development providers and practitioners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Community

Welsh Museums Festival

Welsh Museums Festival is an annual event presented by the Federation of Welsh Museums, which is the strategic body for museum and art gallery professionals in Wales.

Volunteers

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development advice on volunteering and the workforce in museums.

Volunteers

WCVA

WCVA is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales.

Collections

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development on collections in museums.

Collections

Museum of London – resource

This resource from Museum of London, supported by Arts Council England, will help you learn about the handling of museum objects.

Collections

Collections Trust

Collections Trust helps museums work with the information that connects collections and audiences. Their standards and advice are used around the world to make museum collections accessible.

Collections

Welsh Government’s Collections Significance Toolkit

Welsh Government’s Collections Significance toolkit for Welsh museums provides information on how museums can assess the significance of their collections.

Collections

Spectrum

Spectrum is the UK collection management standard that is also used around the world. Here you can find information about the latest version.

Collections

Disposal Toolkit

In conjunction with Arts Council England, CyMAL, Museums Galleries Scotland and the Northern Ireland Museums Council, the Museums Association revised their Disposal Toolkit to provide updated practical guidance for museums considering disposal.

Collections

The National Standard and Guidance to Best Practice for Collecting and Depositing Archaeological Archives in Wales

A suite of documents which aim to make archaeological data, information and knowledge available, stable, consistent and accessible for present and future generations.

Collections

Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales

The Linking Natural Science Collections in Wales was a three year project led by the Fed and funded by Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Marketing

Travel Guidance for Wales

Essential travel information & guidance for tourists visiting or planning a holiday or short break to Wales.

Environment & Sustainability

Julie’s Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle are a pioneering non-profit, mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate and ecological crisis.

Environment & Sustainability

Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland believes in the essential role of the arts, screen, cultural and creative industries in contributing to the transformational change to a more environmentally sustainable Scotland.

Equality & Diversity

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development advice on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Equality & Diversity

Trans Inclusive Culture for Museums

Now available from The University of Leicester  – A guide to Trans Inclusive Culture for Museums and other heritage organisations drawn up in consultation with many prominent figures from the sector.

Advocacy, Case Studies

Spotlight 2020

The fifth detailed Wales Spotlight on Museums survey. Previous surveys were completed in 2015, 2011, 2006 and 2002. This report presents the findings of the 2020 survey and explores trend data since 2002. 

Case Studies, Misc

Association of Independent Museums

AIM was established in 1977 to address the needs of the growing independent museum sector, providing a network of mutual help and support that would share good practice and create a singular voice for hundreds of organisations.

Case Studies, Misc

The Museums Association – Code of Ethics

The Museums Association has acted as the champion and guardian of UK museum ethics since the first Codes of Practice and Conduct were published in 1977.

Case Studies, Misc

UCL Museum Wellbeing Measures Toolkit

The UCL Museum Wellbeing Measures Toolkit is a set of scales of measurement used to assess levels of wellbeing arising from participation in museum and gallery activities that has been trialled across the UK.

Case Studies, Misc

Welsh Specialist terms

Welsh Government have produced a list of specialist terms for Welsh speaking museum and library professionals.

Digital, Policies & Strategy

South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development advice on audience and digital engagement.

Digital, Policies & Strategy

Digital Heritage Hub

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds.

Digital, Policies & Strategy

The Digital Preservation Coalition

The Digital Preservation Coalition are a digital preservation community which provides an effective platform for meaningful and sustained professional exchange.

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