The Skills for the Future Team

#AskaCurator: A Step-by-step Journey through the Collections Process

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For #Askacurator day, the Skills for the Future Curatorial trainees decided to give you a step-by-step journey through the collections and focus on one of their favourite photographic collections at RCAHMS!  Views of the ‘Maiden Stone’, near Inverurie, (E 72410, E 69751, E 72399), J Romilly Allen, c. 1890-1903. Step 1: Before an archivist or curator can do anything with collections materials, these materials must first be acquired by the institution for which they work. Each museum, archive or gallery will have an official collections or acquisitions policy in place and such a document should also be…read more

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A Critical and Inspiring Workshop on Museological Collections at The University of Stirling

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With many of the other Collections Trainees off on their two week placements to different archives, I got to take a slightly different day trip on Friday May 16th to Stirling University for an AHRC workshop entitled: ‘(Mis-) Representing Cultures and Objects: Critical Approaches to Museological Collections.’ I thought it would be good to write a little post summarising my experiences at the workshop, touch upon on how my personal research and experiences at RCAHMS proved useful in workshop discussions, and how discussion outcomes were applicable to the concerns and…read more

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New Skills Trainees 2014-2015!

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  Quickly venturing to the end of our first incredible month at RCAHMS it seems like an appropriate time to introduce ourselves as the new, but also final, RCAHMS Skills for the Future trainees 2014-2015 and get this blog rolling! Similar to last year there are again ten trainees; split as six Curatorial trainees within Collections, and four Education trainees within Education and Outreach. Philip, Tom H, Holly, Gilly, John and Gillian make up the new Curatorial Skills team, whilst Cathy, Annie, Morven and Tom G are the new Education Skills trainees….read more

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