Collection surveys and management plans

Examination of individual collection items
Examination of individual collection items

The Grimwade Centre provides collection surveys specific to your collection needs and required outcomes. The survey then informs the strategic development of collection management plans.

Reasons for collection surveys:

  • To collect current information about a collection or building in order to plan, inform budgets or contribute to conservation/preservation programming.
  • To quantify or establish a link between a known effect and a possible cause.
  • To confirm the performance of materials and programs or compare current conditions with the results of a previous survey.

Collection surveys that The Grimwade Centre can undertake include:

  • A routine survey which collects current information about a collection or building in order to plan budgets and/or conservation programming.  This can include a focused collection survey which assesses the condition and conservation needs of individual objects in the collection.
  • A diagnostic survey which explores links between known effects and possible causes. For example, an environmental monitoring survey to establish the extent and cause of RH fluctuations in a storage area.
  • A validation survey which can confirm the performance of materials and programs, or can compare current conditions with the results of a previous survey. For example, an environmental monitoring survey to compare actual conditions to those recorded by the air conditioning's internal thermostat.

To discuss the needs of your collection and strategic collection management plans or surveys, please call:

Tel: (+61) 3 9348 5700