Working with Collections - Museums Association

Working with Collections

Collections work is vital, and our collections underpin all aspects of museums. In this course we will look at some of the ways in which we can use our collections to keep them relevant for the modern world and represent our audiences better.  

We hope by providing a mix of information, exercises, resources and signposting you will be able to develop your confidence and competence around your own collections practice. 

Working with Collections relates to the Empowering Collections competency. To get the most out of Working with Collections we recommend you spend some time looking at this competency, specifically level 1 and level 2 competency statements, to help you target your learning and create focus during the course.

For more information about our Competency Framework and our professional development opportunities, please visit the careers section of our website.

To begin the course click on "Working with Collections Introduction" below.

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