Explore these resources to support you in effectively managing museum collections. ​Bear in mind some of these resources are aimed at those in the Museum Accreditation scheme but can be used by all.

Policies and plans
Storage and object handling

The Museum of London also has a great set of e-learning training resources which covers handling museum objects, packing and moving, as well as hazards, pest management and emergency planning:

Collection care e-learning resources (

Preventative conservation

The resources section on Naomi Korn’s website also have a huge amount of information on museums and copyright, orphan works, online privacy and data protection:

Safety and security
Emergency plan

Guide to digitising museum collections – SHARE Museums East

Contacting a specialist

If you work with a collection and would like to get additional expertise to help care for it, you may need to contact a specialist in that collection. There are various networks and groups out there that can help you.

The following networks, supported by SHARE Museums East, are related to collections. Information and contact details can be found on the Networks page on the SHARE website.

  • Conservation Network
  • Costume & Textile Network
  • Heritage Engineering Network
  • Maritime Heritage East Network
  • Natural History Network

You can also download this full list of national Subject Specialist Networks and their contact details. Themes covered include social history, aviation, geology, photography, musical instruments and much more.

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