Marking and Labelling Objects

What will be covered?

Labelling and marking of objects is part of the Spectrum Acquisition and Accessioning procedure, a Primary Procedure, which is required to be in place for Museum Accreditation. This workshop will introduce the different equipment, materials and techniques used for marking objects. The session will also include hands-on activities to put knowledge into practice.

If possible, attendees are requested to bring marking and labelling equipment from their organisation.

What will you learn?

The importance of marking objects
Equipment, materials and techniques for marking different object types
Putting together a marking kit
Health and safety considerations
Labelling and marking within the context of Accreditation and compliance with the Spectrum standard

This session is being run in partnership between Museum Development Yorkshire and the Collections Trust. The Collections Trust offer free training and advice through their ACE-funded outreach programme, working closely with the museum development network.

The session will be led by Sarah Brown. Sarah is the face of Collections Trust around the country, and works closely with the museum development network across the English regions to deliver free, ACE-funded events on a range of collections management topics. Sarah is the person to contact with your collection management queries.

Who should attend?

Museum staff and volunteers involved in collections management and collections care, and who may be required to label objects in their role.
Those who are new to the subject as well as those in need of a refresher.

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The Treasure House
The Treasure House

Champney Road


HU17 8HE