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Supporting museums with collections

We provide free one-to one support on collections care via conservation specialists Spencer & Fry and free one-to-one support on collections management via Collections Trust.

Support with collections care and collections management is also available via our training programme.

Museum of London’s Regional collection care programme includes training in areas like insect trapping

Collections care support, advice and training

London regional collection care programme includes training in areas like insect pest monitoring.

Collections care online advice

Do you need direct advice about the conservation and care of your collection?

London museums can access FREE advice via online platform (Zoom, Teams) or by telephone direct from conservation specialists Spencer & Fry. As well as offering direct advice, the specialists at Spencer & Fry will also appropriately signpost other support available through this programme and elsewhere.

To arrange your advice session email MD London collection care support

Collections care site visits

For situations where more complex and in-depth advice is required, a small number of free specialist on-site visits are available from Spencer & Fry.

To enquire about a site visit, either contact via your local Museum Development Officer or email Spencer & Fry direct.

Collections care online tools and videos

Museum Development London offers a range of collection care e-learning resources developed by the former Regional Collections Care team, to help support museums with collections care skills. You can use them free of charge, to train your own collections team if needed.

The resources can be accessed by following the links below. Resources will open in a new tab:

Collections management specialist support sessions

We can arrange free specialist one-to-one collections management support sessions delivered by Collections Trust.

Please contact your local Museum Development Officer for more information.

A huge range of advice on collections management issues is also available on the Collections Trust website.