Recent Work

Work with us to deliver dynamic, innovative and accessible collections projects.

Arts Council Collection

We worked with the staff team to review their collections management practice and to develop an effective future framework for delivery of collections management within the framework of the PAS 197 Cultural care of collections framework.

Conservation management planning Bletchley Park Trust

Working with Janice Tullock we developed a comprehensive collections conservation management plan to support the successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This included a collections review focused on significance of collections, collections management and care and use of collections.

Historic Royal Palaces

We provided expertise and written guidelines for the creation of a collections review methodology for Historic Royal Palaces to enable a review of all collections. We supported implementation of a pilot project and provided comment and review for the recommendations from the main project.

Museum Development East Midlands

We delivered a successful two year collections development programme. Working with a cohort of twenty museums we provided planning, support and training to enable museums to enhance their collections management standards, develop new and effective approaches to collections management and to maximise access to their collections.

Collections Trust

Heather Lomas wrote the Collections Trust publication A guide to selecting a review methodology for collections rationalisation and developed the five case studies which support it.

Lowestoft Museum

We supported trustees and volunteers in developing a new forward plan, through workshops and ongoing input

National Trust Scotland

We delivered training and workshops to develop a methodology for collections review for National Trust Scotland enabling improved access to collections and clearer understanding of collections management priorities.


We have delivered collections management training courses on a range of topics. Recent clients include:

  • Museum Development East Midlands
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • Denny Abbey Farmland Museum
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • National Trust Scotland
  • Nottingham City Museums and Galleries
  • Museums and Galleries Scotland
  • National Waterways Museum
  • Museum Development North West
  • Argyll and Bute Museums and Heritage Forum
  • South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries
  • Welsh Government

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