Donation to Disposal: Documentation Procedures and Guidance

Friday 12th October, 10am till 3:30pm, Rayleigh Weir Fire Station, FREE, please bring a packed lunch and a copy of your museum’s documentation manual 

Object Handling, Packing and MarkingThis session, led by the Collections Trust, will explore the basics of museum documentation, its importance and how it is approached by different organisations. We will explore museum documentation with a focus on accountability and museum Accreditation. Together, we will review the Spectrum 5.0 Primary Procedures, required for Accreditation, and discuss how they are approached by your organisation.

Delegates will be encouraged to participate through discussions and activities, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions throughout.

We request that attendees bring examples of their organisation’s documentation procedural manual, if possible, to share and discuss during the day.


By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the requirements of the Spectrum Primary Procedures and how they might be applied in different museums
  • Understand what is required by Accreditation
  • Be aware of where to go to for help and advice
  • Feel confident in what they need to do to meet the standard


The day is being delivered by the Collections Trust and Essex Museum Development. It is open to staff and volunteers at from all museums in Essex (and across the borders if there is space).

PLEASE NOTE: This event starts at 10am, rather than a “10 for 10:30” start.

To book, please email me at 



Rayleigh Weir Fire Station
500 Rayleigh Road
Parking – Essex Fire Museum have arranged parking permits for the Sainsbury’s multi-storey car park down the road, which will be emailed to you when you book. If you have mobility issues, please let me know ASAP as I may be able to arrange a space at the station.


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