Stored collections research

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Research funded by

The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The Museum Documentation Association (now the Collections Trust) 

The Museums Libraries & Archives Council (MLA) (functions assumed by Arts Council England) 

RENAISSANCE 

The Pilgrim Trust

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Authors and researchers

Dr Suzanne Keene

Dr Alice Stevenson

Dr Francesca Monti

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Contact

Dr Suzanne Keene
Reader Emeritus in Museum Studies
suzanne.keene@ucl.ac.uk

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Whale vertebrae in store

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Storage racks

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Other collaborators

Museums Association

ICON: The Institute of Conservation

Scottish Museums Council

National Museum Directors' Conference

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The report

COLLECTIONS FOR PEOPLE: THE STORED COLLECTIONS OF UK MUSEUMS AS A PUBLIC RESOURCE

Keene, S., with Stevenson, A. and Monti, F. 2008. Collections for people: museums' stored collections as a public resource. UCL Institute of Archaeology. 84 pp. ISBN: 978-0-905853-44-4

Downloads

 Summary leaflet collections_leaflet.pdf
 Whole report (5,240 kb)
collections_report_whole.pdf
   Executive Summary
   Recommendations
1 Introduction: context and research
2 Museums and collections in England and Wales
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3 How much are collections used? The statistics
4 Museums with ‘more users’
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5 The users’ perspective
6 Collections and their uses
7 Digital issues
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8 In practice: ways of providing access
9 Conclusions, issues and recommendations
APPENDIX 1
APPENDIX 2
APPENDIX 3
APPENDIX 4
Download collections_report04.pdf

The research data (anonymised) are now online, and I encourage anyone to use them for their own research.

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