Policies Plans and Procedures

Part of the Collections Care and Management Programme 2023

This session will give you an overview of policies, plans and procedures necessary for Accreditation; a chance to review your existing Policies, Plans and Procedures (which you should have to hand in the session) and time to think about your own organisational strengths, weaknesses and priorities.  This session will be delivered via Zoom and led by Heather Lomas.


  • Policies, plans, procedures – some definitions
  • Creating an integrated approach to collections management
  • Where are you now? – meeting the Accreditation standard; Collections management policies; Collections management plans; Collections management procedures

This series of workshops, developed collaboratively by MDY, MDNW and MDNE, have been designed to support you and other staff in your museum to achieve, maintain and improve Collections Care and Management practices and to meet Museum Accreditation requirements detailed in Section 2 of the ACE managed Museum Accreditation Standard.

We hope that you will choose to attend all 5 of the sessions in this programme, but this is not compulsory.

Workshop 2: Collection Care Part 1

Choose an in-person session on either 13 September, 20 September or 24 October: an introduction to the museum environment; pest monitoring and control measures with a practical housekeeping session.

For more information and to book visit Collections Care Part 1

Workshop 3: Collections Care Part 2

Choose an in-person workshop on either 3, 10 or 24 October: environmental monitoring; environmental control methods; creating microclimates with a practical session.

For more information and to book visit Collections Care Part 2

Workshop 4: Labelling and Marking

Choose an in-person work shop on either 15, 21 or 22 November: an overview of Spectrum 5.0 primary procedure of labelling and marking; a chance to review your own procedures; a practical session of labelling and marking objects.

For more information and to book visit Labelling and Marking

Workshop 5: Reducing energy consumption in the care of collections

This session will be delivered online via Zoom on 12 December 2023, 10am to 12.30pm: an overview of how energy reduction can be achieved in environmental control, exhibitions and collections care.

For more information and to book visit Reducing Energy Consumption