Documentation and Digital Access
The main focus of this role is improving documentation held about the collections and its online accessiblity. Recent projects have included a location audit of the art collection, with related picture research and object labelling, and subsequent work with the collections database.
Collections care encompasses a variety of activities to care for and protect objects, also known as preventative conservation. This role involves helping with everyday housekeeping of collections, such as monitoring conditions and carrying out basic cleaning and checks on objects. As a recent example, under supervision, volunteers have cleaned silver candlesticks using conservation cleaning methods.
The main focus of this role is research and interpretation of the collections. As an example, a recent placement student carried out research into a group of paintings related to John Galsworthy and his family, complementing recent new photography of the collection. As the final outcome of her project, she created an online exhibition to add to RCC's flickr channel.