Collections management

The region’s museums, libraries and archives care for a wealth of material culture which reflects the heritage and diversity of the North West. We work to promote the highest standards in the management, preservation and use of the region’s cultural resources.

We are working in partnership with key agencies from the three domains to put in place strategies, development opportunities and advisory networks to support collections management in the North West. We are seeking support to map the region’s collections and assess documentation backlogs and conservation needs for museums libraries and archives in the North West.

For information on our projects and initiatives related to collections management, please click on the links below:

The Museum Accreditation Scheme
Details and support material for the Accreditation Scheme for museums in the United Kingdom.
Continuing the scheme for museums in the region, and extending the implementation of the scheme to libraries and archives.
North West Archives Conservation and Preservation Needs Audit
Since November 2003 we have been analysing the conservation and preservation needs of 25 archive repositories in the region.
Logjam – an audit of uncatalogued archives in the North West
Producing catalogues of archive collections is the bedrock of the work of an archive service.
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For further information please contact:

Jon Finch, Head of Policy
T: 01925 625061.

MLA North West
Ground Floor, The Malt Building, Wilderspool Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington WA4 6HL
Tel: 01925 625050 | Fax: 01925 243453