Workshop: Highland Museums Collections: Taking Stock and Looking Forward [Alness]

ARCH Highland

12 March 2020, Starts: 10:00, Ends: 16:00

A day for volunteers and staff from Highland museums and archives (accredited / non-accredited, large and small) to exchange information about museums and collections, explore issues of on-line catalogues, training, and other issues. Lunch provided, and travel expenses reimbursed (please carpool if possible). Initially, please only up to four people per museum/archive. If spaces allow we will offer to others. Sponsored by ScARF and High Life Highland, with support from ARCH and Museums and Heritage Highland. Open to all museums and archives in the Highland Council area.

Date: Thursday  12th March
Venue: Alness Heritage Centre (102 High St, Alness IV17 0SG)
Times: 10-4

Bookings to Susan Kruse at Please provide full contact details and specify any dietary issues.

Draft programme below:

10:00 -10:30  Coffees / teas / registration
10:30 – 11:00   Perspectives from a tour of some Highland Museums – Susan Kruse (ARCH)
11:00 – 12:00  Online catalogues

  11:00-11:20 Historylinks online  - Historylinks Museum        
  11:20-11:40 Ullapool museum Ehive - Ullapool Museum
   11:40-12:00 Discussion on issues relating to online catalogues and cataloguing in general

12:00-12:30   Highland Historic Environment Records and Finds: a practical demo  - Susan Kruse (ARCH)

12:30-1:30  LUNCH (provided)

1:30-2:30  Volunteer Training

   1:30-1:50  Perspectives from Inverness Museum – IMAG
   1:50-2:10  Perspectives from Invergordon Museum - Jacky Roberts
    2:10-2:30 Discussion and suggestions for future volunteer training sessions

2:30-2:45  Museums and Heritage Highland. Overview on what it offers / who can be a member etc.

2:45-3:45 General discussion on issues and needs- chaired by Museums & Heritage Highland

3:45 END

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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