Registration Practices workshop and storage tour at the MDC (Museums Discovery Centre, Castle Hill) Madeleine Riley, Assistant Registrar, looking at archive boxes on shelf. I Store.

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Registration Practices workshop and tour

Duration: 4.5 hours

As a precautionary measure, this event has been suspended. Read more about our COVID-19 update.

Have you ever wondered how a Museum with half a million objects manages their collection? From hairpins to horse-drawn vehicles, the Powerhouse Registration team are responsible for the acquisition, documentation and ongoing management of a diverse collection of objects. Led by Powerhouse Registrar Naomi Boult, this workshop will introduce participants to the museum’s best practice approach to caring for the collection, with a focus on acquisition processes, object cataloguing and legal documentation.

Designed for staff and volunteers of small museums and the collecting sector. The workshop will be followed by a light lunch and a one-hour tour of I Store led by a Powerhouse Registrar. The I Store is a purpose-built storage facility for small to medium-sized objects. Participants on this tour will find out more about how this facility was designed to house objects for optimum management and storage conditions.


Schedule for the day

9:30–10am Registration and tea/coffee
Registration Practices workshop
12.30–1.30pm Light Lunch of mixed sandwiches (gluten free available)
1.30–2.30pm Deep Store tour

Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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