Getting Your House in Order – Audit

Museum Development Yorkshire, in partnership with Collections Trust, Museum Development North West and Museum Development North East, is running Getting Your House In Order series of workshops again for 2022.

This series of online workshops is designed to support you in ensuring that your collections documentation is well managed. Good collections documentation enables ease of use of your collections, and ensures that your museum is properly accountable for the collections it holds.

Please click here for more information on the series of workshops

About this Session

Do you have the collections and information you think you have? This session will explore the Spectrum 5.0 Audit procedure – systematically checking the accuracy and completeness of the information you have about your collections.

At the most basic level, the procedure confirms that your records match the physical reality: you have all the objects you should have, correctly numbered and located where they are supposed to be. We will explore the difference between Inventory and Audit, discuss the benefits of undertaking regular audits and how you might approach this.

Before the session:

• Think about how you do things in your museum, referring to your museum’s policy and procedures related to Audit. You might also find it useful to have these with you to refer to during the session.


This session is suitable for: Trustees, managers, beginners, volunteers.

This session will be delivered online via Zoom.

The session will last for up to 2 hours, and will include a mid-way break.


Booking Information

When answering the question, “Please describe how this training benefits your role and your organisation?” please say if your museum is facing a potential legal change to its collections, and you will be prioritised for a place.

Please note the booking links below are for museums in Yorkshire and the Humber. If you are based in the North West or the North East, please use the links advertised through your local Museum Development provider.