A University Museum

How a University Museum works, with reference to UCL Museums & Collections

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A University Museum by Mind Map: A University Museum

1. Collecting

1.1. Buy

1.2. Donations

1.3. Bequests

1.4. Fieldwork

1.5. Staff and research of University

2. Research

2.1. subject specific research

2.2. conservation and imaging research

2.3. Museology research e.g. sense of touch

2.4. Practitioner research e.g. collections review

2.5. Audiences/learning/wellbeing e.g. Heritage in Hospitals

3. Education/Learning

3.1. Internships and volunteers

3.2. School groups

3.3. Outreach

3.3.1. Loan boxes

3.3.2. Care homes

3.3.3. Hospitals

3.3.4. Adult groups e.g. U3A or refugee groups

3.4. University students

3.4.1. Moodle

3.4.2. Hands on sessions/practicals

3.4.3. Tours

3.4.4. Object based courses

3.4.5. Transferable skills

4. Community

4.1. Public engagement

4.2. Events

4.3. Media/public relations

4.4. Open days

4.5. Hosting researchers

4.6. Community group projects e.g. ESOL at the Petrie

5. Documentation

5.1. Document and accession new acquisitions

5.2. Documentation of backlog

5.3. Collections review: reviewing all of collection and using new guidelines on disposal

5.4. New exhibitions and research projects bring knowledge to collections

5.4.1. Exhibition catalogues

5.5. Transfer of records to electronic museum catalogue: Adlib

6. Exhibitions

6.1. Strang Print Room

6.2. Petrie Museum

6.3. On-line exhibitions

6.4. Cloisters exhibitions

6.5. Levantis Gallery, Institute of Archaeology

6.6. Dispersed artworks and science collections

7. Conservation/collections care

7.1. Preventive conservation

7.1.1. Temperature/humidity

7.1.2. Storage

7.1.3. Handling

7.1.4. Security

7.1.5. Light

7.2. Interventive Conservation

8. Marketing/fundraising/ advocacy

8.1. Website

8.2. value to the University/ inclusion in uni priorities

8.3. Involvement with heritage projects e.g. Effective Collections

8.4. Attendance at fairs and conferences

8.5. museum events

8.6. Fundraising for capital projects