Category Archives: Services

Archiving and Documentation

Both the monetary and notional values of a collection are intrinsically connected to the state of its records, or the lack of them. Documentation provides the foundation on which all other aspects of an institution function, whether it be exhibitions, collections management, or publications. We assess the quality, quantity, scope and end use of your […]

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Collections Management

An ethical imperative exists to responsibly manage any collection held in trust for the public (such as in museums) or posterity (such as private collections). We advise on ways to best manage your collection, whether it be using paper-based or digitised systems, or a combination of the two. We base our recommendations on the needs […]

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Acquisitions and De-acquisitions

Objects that are relatable to one another add greatly to the overall value of a collection. We assist institutions and individuals in developing informed acquisitions policies that reflect the strengths of their collections and help you acquire additional objects that strategically enrich your collection as a whole. We also develop de-accession policies to refine and […]

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Conservation Assessments and Intervention

Part of the mandate of caring for collections is to ensure their stability and survival. We evaluate the condition of your collection and identify and prioritise objects requiring intervention. We also recommend preventive solutions to improve the overall health of your collection. Conservation assessment is also a key component of Storage Planning.

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Storage Planning

Storage planning dovetails with conservation assessments and intervention and is specific to materials. Based on the conservation assessment, but also on other key concerns, we create or renovate storage solutions tailored to the collection and your needs.

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Risk Assessment

Collections, people, buildings and visitors are frequently at risk from a variety of threats ranging from harmless-sounding but potentially dangerous leaky taps to major natural disasters such as earthquakes. We work with our partners to identify and prepare you for all the risks that you might be exposed to.

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Curatorial

A collection truly comes alive when it is knowledgeably articulated and contextualised. We provide curatorial services for all types of collections. We evaluate collections, identify individual and thematic highlights, and provide direction for further research.

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Exhibitions

A collection is valued to the extent that it participates in the global knowledge generation process by being exhibited or otherwise shared with both general and expert audiences. Exhibitions are also a valuable tool to promote cultural understanding between communities. We conceptualise, plan and implement exhibitions for all types of collections, contributing to the cultural […]

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Research

Historically one of the core functions of every museum or collection, research retains its key role as a foundational element. Vital to every aspect of a collection/ museum – from curation, to exhibitions and collections management – research on collections and worldwide museum best practice allow us to benchmark our recommendations for museum management to […]

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Outreach

Outreach activities enable your collection to become known and loved within the wider community, and encourage their involvement with and support for your organisation. We help you identify your audience and develop programmes, activities, displays and materials that encourage your visitors to come back for more.

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Publishing

Despite the phenomenal technological advances of the past several thousand years, the written or printed word remains the most permanent form of record. Our experience in creating books, catalogues and various other levels of publications for cultural organization, individuals and institutions is unparalleled.

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Programming

We conceptualise, plan and implement Arts Festivals at various levels – as one off events and as a regular feature on the annual calendar of cultural complexes and institutions.

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