Collection Planning and Management

Empower your organization with built-for-you collection management solutions

Establishing and managing a collection program poses significant challenges for archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. Whether you're just starting, relaunching, or working with an existing program, you need a system that’s sustainable and designed to power your goals. If the prospect of  collection assessment or collection program development feels overwhelming, we offer simplified, step-by-step solutions with our signature Collection Planning and Management services.

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The Relicura Approach

We structure projects practically and intentionally. Beyond employing the best practices for assessing, organizing, digitizing, and providing access to your collections we’re adept at finding the latest tools to bring your project to fruition. If limited staffing has you feeling overstretched or the scale of your project feels daunting, we’re able to work with the resources available to you and empower your team to meet the mission.

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Our Expertise

We proudly offer fully customizable Collection Planning and Management services, including but not limited to:

Accessioning & Deaccessioning

Staff & Volunteer Training

Collection Digitization

Physical Care & Preservation

Space and Storage Guidance

Cataloging and Indexing

Future Scopes of Work

Policy & Procedure

Equipment & Supplies

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How it works

  1. Start | Kick-off meeting

  2. Assess | Obtain images & documentation

  3. Connect | Interview stakeholders 

  4. Compile | Synthesize key data 

  5. Share | Present findings & make program recommendations

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What's Included?

A holistic evaluation will inform your entire strategy, support resource allocation with higher administration, and enhance your ability to secure grants and donor funding. Here's what you can expect when partnering with us:

360-Assessment: Following our in-depth assessment, we’ll generate a comprehensive collection plan or preservation-needs report. Our team will assess the overall condition of the collection, including preservation practices and any space or storage issues that may compromise its integrity. Additionally, we’ll verify alignment with the collection's subject matter and your collecting mission.

Expert Recommendations: We’ll offer recommendations for optimizing physical preservation of artifacts, paper, and photographs. Our team will also advise on facility upgrades, budgeting, staffing, supplies, and technology. Finally, our experts will suggest scopes of work to enhance the care, management, and accessibility of the collection.

Program Development: Next, we’ll curate a collection management strategy and craft policies and procedures integrating best practices for successful archives management. Your new program will also clearly outline collecting and deaccession protocols.

Implementation Support: The last phase will concentrate on orienting personnel with your new program. We provide training for both staff and volunteers, covering policy and procedures, and conduct sessions on proper handling, rehousing, preservation, repair, processing, cataloging, or digitization of collections.

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