RAMM wins Collection Trust Award
3 July 2013
RAMM was presented with the Collections Best Practice Award at the OpenCulture 2013 conference reception at the Kia Oval yesterday (Tuesday 2 July).
Described by the judges as “A really inspiring project”, the entry focused on its Collections Review. “Isn’t this how all museums should work” they commented.
Exeter’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, Rosie Denham, expressed the local delight at winning “Coming from an organisation with so much experience in collections care and such a high international profile, we are truly honoured to receive this award. Winning Museum of the Year 2012 and gaining VAQAS certification has shown that we have succeeded in displaying the collections and welcoming visitors to the highest standards. This award shows that Exeter is also taking the lead in responsibly managing the city’s collections for the benefit of present and future generations.”
RAMM’s Collections Review
RAMM is home to almost a million objects and support from Arts Council England has enabled the museum to take stock of this wealth of material. Wishing to unlock the collections’ potential for learning, research and inspiration and to ensure that our collections will be enjoyed by generations to come, a thorough collections review process was formulated and the entire collection is now being scrutinised.
The Collections Trust
The Collections Trust is an independent charity with an international profile whose mission is to be the leading organisation in the management and use of collections and technology in museums, libraries and archives. It has nearly 40 years of experience working with the professional community, a commitment to excellence, and an unparalleled track-record of innovation.
CT Awards: Championing Best Practice
The winners for three prestigious awards for excellence in collections management were selected from a high-quality long list. The other winners of the Collections Trust Awards 2013 were:
- Participatory Practice Award: Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
- Collections on a Budget Award: EastGrinsteadMuseum
This year’s judging panel was chaired by the Collection Trust’s CEO Nick Poole and comprised: Fiona Talbott, Head of Museums, Libraries and Archives at the Heritage Lottery Fund; Nancy Groves, Editor of the Guardian Culture Professionals Network; Scott Furlong, Director, Acquisitions, Exports, Loans and Collections Unit at Arts Council England; and Nick Stanhope, CEO of Historypin’s parent organisation We Are What We Do.