About the Consultation

The Collections Trust has been funded by Arts Council England to carry out a review of SPECTRUM 4.0: the UK Collections Management Standard, through consultation with the national and international SPECTRUM Community, with the aim of publishing the next edition (SPECTRUM 5.0) in 2017. The consultation will explore changes in collections management practice that need to be incorporated into SPECTRUM 5.0.

The consultation will last until the end of March 2016. SPECTRUM 5.0 will be published in Spring 2017.

Collections Management Definition

Collections management is the management and implementation of strategies, policies, procedures and processes related to collections development, information, access and care so that collections can be used.

•       Find out more about SPECTRUM

•       Download SPECTRUM 4.0

How to respond to this survey

•       You don’t have to fill in every question

•        Please use the comment text boxes to tell us more – we are really interested in qualitative feedback

•        If a question is aimed at people working in museums and seems ‘not applicable’ you can still add comment in the text box