HERM 322: Heritage Collections (Rev. C3/B3) Report a Broken Link

Effective collections management ensures that an institution’s collections are aligned with its mission and mandate, and that the needs of the source communities are understood and respected. At the same time, accepted methods and techniques must be applied in the cataloguing and management of collections data, and in the conservation, storage, and use of artifacts within those collections. HERM 322: Heritage Collections discusses standards, practices, and procedures used—and challenges faced—in collections management in major conservation and museum organizations in Canada and the United States.

Required Readings


Unit 1


Heritage Collections: The Historical Legacy

Unit 2


Museum Collections and Conciliation

Unit 3


Collection Types and Uses

Home page: [UK] Museums Association http://museumsassociation.org

Unit 4


Archival Collections

Home page: Archivaria: The Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists http://journals.sfu.ca/archivar/index.php/archivaria/

Additionally, follow the links to the sample forms (Deed of Gift, Transfer, Loan; Sample Accession Record), and to the Appendix.

Home page: Archives Association of British Columbia http://aabc.ca/

Unit 5


The Process: Collecting and Documenting

Home page: Nova Scotia Museum https://museum.novascotia.ca/

Unit 6


The Process: Managing Collections Data

Unit 7


The Process: Collections Care

Unit 8


Managing Collections: Rationalizing and Deaccessioning

Home page: Canadian Museums Association http://www.museums.ca

Home page: Canadian Museums Association http://www.museums.ca/

Unit 9


Access, Collaboration, and Repatriation

Note: For this reading, you will have to scroll to Chapter 5 (p. 151) in this eBook.